Corporate Law firm, Moorcrofts, is celebrating after being named one of the top tier law firms in the region by leading industry directory, The Legal 500 UK edition.
The directory annually provides a full, in-depth and comprehensive analysis of law firms across the UK, listing only the best performing in the industry. Moorcrofts feature prominently in the South-East category for Corporate and Commercial, Employment and IT Law.
Highlights from the 2017 rankings include:
Moorcofts has strengthened its position by moving up a tier in Corporate and Commercial – ranked in Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx Region:
“Moorcrofts LLP has ‘a very good knowledge of the relevant subject matter’ and ‘executes all tasks thoroughly’. The practice has solid expertise handling mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, company reformation and banking matters, and frequently advises business angels on funding and investment options. In a recent highlight, Teri Hunter advised the vendor shareholders of Grand Parade on its £13.6m sale to William Hill, handling the due diligence process and renegotiating a share purchase agreement. The group also acted for Uncle Buck on a £28m investment into its business by Smart Box Capital, and advised The Crystal Group on its £4m refinancing. Adrian Phillips and Peter Woolley are the other key names to note.”
For the first time, Moorcrofts was recognised in Employment – ranked in Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx Region:
“The ‘business-focused’ team at Moorcrofts LLP has strong experience in niche and general areas of employment law, and provides ‘excellent response times along with clear, concise and practical advice’. The firm handles organisational restructurings, dismissals, alternative dispute resolution and employment tribunals for clients nationwide, and works collaboratively with the corporate and IT departments to provide a full-service offering. The team was strengthened by the arrival of Matt Jenkin, who heads the practice and is ‘extremely pragmatic’ and ‘gets straight to the points that matter in a cost-effective and efficient way’. Other key figures include Sally Nesbitt, who advises on business restructuring and discrimination matters, and Nicola Whelan, who focuses on restrictive covenants, TUPE issues and the employment aspects of social media.”
Moorcrofts has also consolidated its position in IT and Telecoms – ranked in South East Region:
“With ‘a solid technical background in software and a detailed knowledge of the relevant law’, Moorcrofts LLP’s chief executive Andrew Katz is often retained in open source licensing, open hardware, data protection and contract work, among other matters. ‘Excellent associate’ Katie Osborne is another name to note. The firm assisted Graph Aware with open source licensing and commercial work, and continues to advise Benevolent AI on licensing and IP matters, and Google subsidiary Apigee on GDPR compliance. Pentangle Internet, Question mark and Pentaho are also clients.”
Moorcrofts’ Chief Executive, Andrew Katz, said: “The Legal 500 directory is an independent guide to the best performing law firms in the UK. We are a niche law firm predominately acting for clients in the technology industry and only specialising in Corporate, Employment, IT and Commercial Property Law – we are therefore, extremely pleased to be recognised for the importance we place on providing specialist and intensely targeted legal services to our clients.”