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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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Anthony Reeves, Consultant Chartered Legal Executive

 

Anthony is an experienced Chartered Legal Executive in the field of civil and commercial litigation. He is also a published author of several law books for the lay person.  He has over 15 years’ post qualification experience in a variety of contested areas including:

 

Debt collection (both claimant and defendant)

Contractual disputes

Property litigation, including boundary disputes, restrictive covenant removal, rights of way disputes,

Inheritance Claims, including claims by family and dependants against the estate of the deceased

Landlord & Tenant disputes, including possession proceedings and service charge disputes.

Consumer Law

 

Anthony is known for providing understandable advice in a timely manner. He lives in Wiltshire but advises clients throughout England and Wales.

 

"Tony gave us exemplary service and we got the result we needed.  

 

Our case involved two defendants that didn't act sensibly with each other let alone us - this made life complex and upsetting from the moment problems started appearing.  Tony guided us through the process with endless courtesy and good humour - all the time keeping us on track and keeping the defendants  (politely but effectively) on their toes.  

 

The eventual outcome came at a considerably greater cost to the defendants than should have been the case simply because they tried relentlessly to confuse their obligations rather than face them.

 

The ethical and consultative approach that Tony used kept the issues clear, his experience navigated us through the various legal institutions and necessary choices and framed the actions we needed to get the best result from complex and distressful circumstances."

 

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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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Emma Bush, Solicitor (Civil and Commercial Litigation)

 

Emma is a Solicitor who joined the firm in August 2020 and specialises in all aspects of Civil and Commercial Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Employment matters.

 

Emma is experienced in dealing with all aspects of the Court process from small claims through to multi-track litigation for both Claimants and Defendants. Emma offers a full range of services from initial advices, document preparation, negotiation and alternative dispute resolution through to attendance at Court and post hearing enforcement.

 

Emma was awarded the Junior Solicitor of the year award by Leicestershire Law Society in 2019, recognising her legal prowess and commitment to community development.

 

From the outset, Emma will work with Clients to appraise cases at the outset and offer a variety of options to progress matters to ensure her Clients feel comfortable and understand the legal processes.

 

Outside the office, Emma is an employability mentor for De Montfort University, helping students understand the transition from University into the workplace by providing one-on-one mentoring, participating in group discussions, and delivering lectures to students. Emma also supervises students from Leicester University’s pro-bono advice clinic allowing them to gain valuable client care and research skills, whilst offering access to justice to members of the public.

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