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BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION LAWYERS

Christian Browne, Managing Director, Solicitor

 

Chris specialises in corporate, commercial and intellectual property law and is based in our Market Harborough office. He advises on mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, private equity and investments and regularly advises on international transactions. Chris also advises on commercial disputes including director and shareholder disputes, contractual disputes and intellectual property infringement actions. He also has expertise in dealing with building and construction disputes.

 

Chris Browne has joined Lexis Nexis as a Q&A Panel Author for the Life Sciences Sector.www.lexisnexis.co.uk

 

In addition to his role with Summerfield Browne Limited he is also a legal advisor with the Institute of Directors and holds a legal surgery each Tuesday at the IOD’s premises in Pall Mall, London.

 

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Tessa Rhodes, Director, Head of Litigation

 

Tessa is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and is based at our Leicester Office.  She joined the firm in September 2018 having worked for a large city centre firm for over 25 years.

 

She specializes in all aspects of Civil and Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution.  She has considerable experience in dealing with all court process to include small claims, fast track and multi track actions covering a wide spectrum of work to include commercial contract disputes, building disputes, debt recovery, professional negligence, defamation, nuisance, boundary disputes and property litigation to name a few for both Claimant and Defendant.  She offers a full service from initial advice, the preparation of legal documents, negotiations and/or mediation through to the preparation for and attendance at hearings.  She also deals with enforcement action to include dealing with the High Court Enforcement Officers, charging orders, third party debt orders, oral examinations and bankruptcy/winding up.

 

She is highly motivated to get the best results for her clients in the quickest and most economical way.  She is happy to give an honest appraisal of your case from the outset.

 

Tessa offers a competitive hourly rate and will consider offering fixed fees where appropriate.

 

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Faizal Essat, Consultant Chartered Legal Executive

 

Faizal Essat is admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and is also admitted as a Legal Executive Advocate. He is a senior lawyer with extensive experience in private practice as well as the public sector and has substantial experience in handling large value and complex litigation claims. This includes commercial litigation claims as well as high-value personal injury claims. He is also an award-winning lawyer and has been recognised for his contribution to supporting local communities with his pro bono work. He was the Inaugural winner of the DLA Paul Nicholls Memorial Foundation Award for excellence in Pro Bono work, he was also runner-up in the ILEX Award in 2001 and was the winner of the ILEX Pro Bono Award in 2005. He has also served on various boards and advisory committees and continues to provide advice to the voluntary sector.

 

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