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Hay & Kilner: ‘an outstanding regional business’

30 Oct 2014

Regional heavyweight Hay & Kilner has once again featured strongly in independently researched guide to the legal profession, The Legal 500; a clear mark of the quality and breadth of service offered to the firm’s growing portfolio of regional and national clients.

The leading Newcastle based firm is regarded in the highest terms for its work in a large number of fields, including corporate & commercial, commercial property, banking & finance, insolvency, employment, dispute resolution, private client and rural.

The ‘excellent’ Martin Soloman, Hay & Kilner’s senior partner, who leads the firm’s dispute resolution services, is highly regarded by clients for his work in commercial dispute resolution, construction, intellectual property, IT and telecoms. He is named as a leading individual in this year’s Legal 500 guide. He commented:

“We are delighted that our excellence in so many different practice areas has been recognised by the Legal 500. Our reputation and success is down to our people and the exceptional level of service we deliver. We put our clients at the heart of everything we do and provide a tailored and personal service, which has helped us win new clients and retain our many loyal clients over the years.

Singled out as ‘outstanding’, Hay & Kilner’s corporate and commercial team has gained a number of new clients and continues to provide support to its long standing client base of regional and national businesses. Leading lawyers, Mark Adams and Jonathan Waters are both recommended.

The commercial property team at Hay & Kilner continues to excel representing clients such as Persimmon Homes, Anvil Homes and The Longhirst Group. Partner Nicola Tiffen gives ‘well-thought-through and clearly communicated advice’. Both Nicola and Richard Freeman-Wallace are recommended.

Hay & Kilner’s Banking & Finance team ‘offers a professional and prompt service delivered with a personal touch’. Department head Phil Broadhurst is experienced in advising on consumer credit law, mortgage law and FCA regulation,and is ‘a great team player whose advice and guidance is provided in a professional, timely and above all friendly manner’.

Named as a leading individual, Neil Harrold, who heads the insolvency practice at Hay & Kilner, is‘proactive’ and has ‘significant practical experience’.

Valued for its ‘quick’ responses and ‘business-focused, jargon-free advice’, the employment team has performed strongly over the last 12 months. Partner Sarah Hall is ‘extremely knowledgeable and experienced’ and, in common with department head Neil Dwyer and associate Sarah Furness, takes a ‘practical approach’. The team recently launched a new training service available to all clients. HR Showcase offers a range of different training styles including seminars with interactive scenario based role plays, covering all HR related topics.

Hay & Kilner has long been regarded in the highest terms for their private client department. Kirstin Cook leads the ‘prompt, knowledgeable and approachable’ team which is active across the full range of private client matters including wills, trusts, estate administration and tax planning. Hay & Kilner’s family department, led by ‘extremely experienced’ partner Nicola Matthews, has a strong presence in all areas of family law work.

The rural team at Hay & Kilner, led by recommended partner Alison Hall, has considerable expertise in this sector. The team represent a number of clients on a range of matters encapsulating estate planning, property and dispute resolution.

Hay & Kilner continues to grow, consistently attracting high calibre solicitors. During the past year, the firm has strengthened its specialist construction and engineering offering with the appointment of solicitor Jan Rzedzian as they add to their considerable expertise in the construction sector.

For further information on Hay & Kilner, please contact Mike O’Beirne

Call: 0191 232 8345

Email: mike.obeirne@hay-kilner.co.uk