The Legal 500 Highlights: Herrington Carmichael LLP – Meets ‘international legal business standards in the field of M&A’

    Corporate and commercial

    Herrington Carmichael  meets ‘international legal business standards in the field of mergers and acquisitions’ and is recommended for ‘distilling down complicated contractual advice into clear, concise and insightful feedback with clear recommendations and options’.

    Corporate lawyer and practice head Yavan Brar and senior solicitor Alex Canham are recommended for ‘their reactive and comprehensive approach when confronted with complex, international corporate legal situations’, while commercial specialist Mark Chapman ‘has strong technical knowledge and deals expeditiously with requests’ and ‘takes the time to understand clients’ businesses and shape his advice and support in a way that works for the client’. Work highlights included advising on acquisitions, share buy-backs and issuances, refinancing arrangements and financial services regulatory matters.


    Herrington Carmichael provides ‘an excellent, timely and professional service at all times’, with ‘exceptionally fast response times without any compromise on quality of advice and professionalism of service’. Highlights included bringing a high-profile claim against the defunct firm King & Wood Mallesons on behalf of over 200 employees, as well as defending a financial services client against an Employment Tribunal claim worth around £10 million and advising a laundry company on the reorganisation of its business. Practice head Alistair McArthur is widely lauded, with reviewers recommending him as an ‘exceptionally bright and discerning lawyer’, ‘commercially savvy and decisive’, ‘always making himself available’ and ‘possessing strong business acumen’. Other key individuals for the team are senior solicitors Katie Harris and Katherine Clay and ‘efficient and responsive‘ solicitor Robert Frampton.

    Commercial property

    Led by practice head Tim Hardesty, the team at Herrington has ‘an intelligent and business-like manner‘ and ‘always provides a first-class service that is excellent value for money‘. It acts for an impressive roster of residential builders and investors as well as broader commercial property clients. The group’s recent work includes the purchase of development sites for substantial house building, commercial borrowing mandates, and handling the acquisition of an office leasehold for an overseas client. Mark Izquierdo stands out for his ‘outstanding expertise combined with a fine legal brain and an uncompromising level of business and commercial acumen‘ and Daniel York, who leads on landlord and tenant and secured lending work, is ‘a good leader‘. Other key team members include Claire McSorley and new hire associate Terri Warren, who joined from Perrins Solicitors LLP and has many years experience in social housing and acquisitions work.

    Property Litigation

    Herrington Carmichael acts for landlords, tenants, developers and investors in a range of property litigation matters.

    Key figures include Frances Tierney, who has an extensive track record acting for landowners, property developers and investors in property-related disputes at all court levels, and Robert Syms who joined in June 2017 and brings with him expertise in lease termination issues, dilapidation claims, disputes over breach of lease terms and enforcement of restrictive covenants.