Firm profile submitted by Pitmans LLP
THE FIRM Pitmans’ expertise covers the full spectrum of commercial and private client legal services and its lawyers are recognised by The Legal 500 and Chambers as experts in their fields. As a founder member of the combined legal and accounting network created by Morison International and InterAct Europe, Pitmans is able to deliver on the international stage. Pitmans has developed long standing relationships with clients across a broad spectrum of sectors and also has a specialist suite of services for entrepreneurs and start-up businesses. They are well known for their commercial, pragmatic advice and hands-on approach.
Services include: Banking and finance, commercial, commercial and residential real estate, corporate, criminal law, debt recovery, dispute resolution, employment, immigration, information technology, insolvency and restructuring, insurance, intellectual property and branding, matrimonial, pensions, personal estate administration and private tax and family business.
Sectors: Agriculture and rural business, architecture, automotive and manufacturing, aviation and marine, charity and nonprofit organisations, construction and engineering, defence and security, design, finance, hospitality and leisure, media, entertainment and sport, real estate, retail, technology.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Banking & finance: handles corporate and business/SME bank lending, corporate restructuring, acquisition and corporate finance, property acquisition, development and investment finance, receivables, asset and trade finance, invoice discount and factoring finance, business and personal security, and derivatives.
Corporate: company formations, M&A, takeovers, MBOs, private equity, AIM and Official List, joint ventures, restructurings, share option schemes, financial services and general commercial work.
Debt recovery: managed by an experienced team that acts for many major companies in the UK and overseas.
Defendant insurance: instructed by insurers and self-insured organisations; provides a complete service, from initial accident investigations to multi-party claims in the UK and overseas.
Dispute resolution: domestic and international commercial disputes; specialises in company and shareholder disputes, banking and finance, construction, employment, insurance, property and trades.
Employment: advises employees and employers on all matters from recruitment to restrictive covenants, termination to dismissals, disputes and claims in the employment tribunal.
Environment: specialises in environmental aspects of corporate and property transactions, waste, asbestos and contaminated land, and advises on remediation and waste issues on brownfield sites.
IT: licensing of software, outsourcing, SaaS and cloud computing; advises on contentious IT matters, including the supply of goods and services, and contractor disputes.
Insolvency & restructuring: draws on the expertise of the firm’s corporate, dispute resolution and real estate departments; receives nationwide instructions and is listed on several bank panels.
Intellectual property: specialises in design right, copyright and trade mark disputes, advice relating to protection and exploitation of IP, and the management of trade mark and design right portfolios.
Pensions: one of the largest teams in the South; advises trustees and employers on all aspects of occupational pension schemes; specialises in corporate pensions, dispute resolution and insolvency.
Planning: contentious and non-contentious advice, working with local authorities, successfully negotiating s106 planning obligations, brownfield redevelopment work and planning enforcement.
Private tax and family business: domicile and residence planning, establishment of UK and overseas trusts, tax planning, wills and probate, trust and estate disputes, and enduring powers of attorney.
Real estate: has extensive experience advising regional and national developers, investors, banks, financing institutions, utilities, retailers, occupiers, landowners and local authorities.