Legal 500 recognises Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors for its expertise

Lisa Slade-Carter | Oct 2017

The results have been announced and the Milton Keynes law firm, Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors, has once again been recognised by Legal 500 for its experience and expertise in Commercial Litigation, Commercial Property, Construction and Property Litigation.

The experienced Commercial Litigation team is once again ranked high and reflects the wealth of experience the team has which is on par with the larger firms in and around Milton Keynes, proving that size does not matter. Legal 500 notes the ‘teams areas of specialism include professional negligence matters, property litigation, and insolvency, construction and IT-related disputes….. Kenneth Stangoe heads the department and has significant experience in the retail, property development and leisure sectors. Other key practitioners include Trevor Coward, who deals with computer and intellectual property-related disputes, Guy Brooks, who leads the debt recovery practice.

Kenneth’s expertise in Property Litigation is also recognised and in particular his ‘solid expertise across the full range of landlord and tenant work, advising on rent service and charge recovery, rent recovery and forfeiture actions’.

Head of Dispute Resolution, Kenneth Stangoe, was delighted with the ranking given to the team, saying ‘Having members of the litigation team ranked in the Legal 500 is a solid endorsement of the expertise, commitment and client care that underpins all of our work. Once again this is also reflected by the feedback and loyalty we receive from our clients’.

Managing Partner, Richard Millard and Head of Property Darren Millis have also established their position in Milton Keynes as the lawyers to go to for Construction advice. Legal 500 recommends Richard Millard and Darren Millis for Construction and notes that their ‘… areas of specialism include development site acquisition, planning queries, construction contracts and collateral warranties, bonds and guarantees. The team acts for a sizeable client base of developers, housebuilders and sub-contractors in the Milton Keynes area, and is increasingly advising on complex construction and development projects. The practice is also strong in all areas of dispute resolution, representing its clients in adjudication, mediation and arbitration. Richard Millard is the leading practitioner and specialises in commercial disputes, and Darren Millis is recommended for his property expertise.”

Darren Millis and Richard Willis are also recommended for Commercial Property and the Legal 500 reports “The team has strong real estate finance expertise and sits on the panels of several major international banks, advising on property financing provided to a broad range of borrowers. Department head Darren Millis acts for national and local property developers on financing deals, and also has substantial experience handling land acquisition work, conditional contracts and landlord and tenant matters. Richard Willis is the other key practitioner, and represents a range of charities, investors, developers and lenders on the full gamut of non-contentious property issues.”

Managing Partner, Richard Millard, was delighted with the results and commented ‘the firm is pleased with the recognition and we are proud of our dedicated team of charismatic, experienced and innovative lawyers who provide pragmatic and clear advice whilst being tenacious to achieve our clients’ objective. Whilst the Legal 500 recognises our Commercial Litigation and Property teams the whole firm has excellent expertise and is dedicated to providing a quality service to all its clients’

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