Another good year for Blocks in The Legal 500 2014

October 3, 2014 10:15 am Published by

Blocks have once again enjoyed a very good report in the annually published Legal 500, being recommended in eleven practice areas and having five of their senior lawyers singled out for recommendation. The relevant extracts from the Legal 500 2014 are set out below.

Corporate & Commercial

Andrew Fleming at Blocks provides ‘a good level of service that compares well with other firms’. The practice represents several local SMEs.

Licensing

Blocks’ Graham Mead and Andrew Fleming represented a local sports and social club in a licensing review brought by the local authority.

Debt Recovery

Graham Mead at Blocks provides ‘excellent overall service’. Blocks’ Debt Recovery team is described as “Extremely reliable and always helpful’.

Dispute Resolution

Graham Mead at Blocks ‘explains details clearly and precisely’, with recent work including a £250,000 breach of contract claim.

Employment

Worth every penny’, the ‘outstanding, experienced, efficient’ Frances Barker of Blocks is Suffolk HR Forum’s head; she advises local SMEs, housing associations and not-for-profit organisations.

Agricultural

The highly experienced Gerry Field at Blocks handled two large farming company demergers, and regularly represents family-owned agricultural businesses on partnership matters.

Family

Blocks’ thriving Ipswich practice, includes matrimonial specialist Demelza Butler, who is known for her collaborative law expertise.

Personal Tax, Trusts & Probate

STEP-qualified John Riddett at Blocks advises clients across East Anglia, and in London, on tax and trust issues

Real Estate

Andrew Fleming and Gerry Field are recommended at Blocks, which ‘compares favourably with local competitors’. The firm handled transactions for a regional commercial lender, which collectively exceeded £50m.

Social Housing

Blocks’ property partners Andrew Fleming and Gerry Field regularly advise three RSLs on major funding projects, and handled ‘golden brick’ transactions for a major housing society.

Gerry Field, the firm’s Managing Partner said:

             “We took the decision earlier this year to focus our attention on our core business in Ipswich.   I am pleased to see that this focus has been recognised and rewarded in the Legal 500”.

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