The highly experienced Gerry Field at Blocks handled two large farming company demergers, and regularly represents family-owned agricultural businesses on partnership matters – The Legal 500 2014
“The experienced Gerry Field at Blocks advised on two large farming company demergers with a combined value of £35m, involving complex conveyancing and irrigation licensing issues.” – The Legal 500 2013 Agriculture and Estates.
“Block draws on the vast experience of Gerry Field, who led two large farming company demergers. The team’s conveyancing and tax planning matters totalled over £35m in 2011.” – The Legal 500 2012 Agriculture and Estates.
Graham Mead at Blocks ‘explains details clearly and precisely’, with recent work including a £250,000 breach of contract claim – The Legal 500 2014
Graham Mead at Blocks provides ‘excellent overall service’. – The Legal 500 2014
“Blocks team head Graham Mead specialises in disputes including breach of contract claims, insolvency and professional negligence claims. Clients say he is ‘attentive and good value for money’.” – Chambers and Partners Guide 2014
“Graham Mead at Blocks advised a local services provider on a potential claim against an NHS trust, and represented a large local food export company in a £4m claim against a commercial agent.” – The Legal 500 2013 Dispute Resolution.
“Blocks’ Graham Mead advises many local companies on debt recovery.” – The Legal 500 2013 Debt Recovery.
“Blocks’ team is ‘agreeable and helpful, and knows its stuff’. Graham Mead is ‘commercially aware and tactically astute’, and acted in a commission dispute for a financial services company.” – The Legal 500 2012 Dispute Resolution
“Graham Mead’s ‘very swift and good-value’ team at Blocks advises high-net-worth clients. ” – The Legal 500 2012 Debt Recovery
“Andrew Fleming and Gerry Field are recommended at Blocks. Fleming recently advised London PCTs on property issues.” – The Legal 500 2013 Commercial Property.
“At Blocks, Andrew Fleming provides ‘very helpful and astute commercial advice in complex transactions’, with recent deals including the purchase of a redundant beachfront tennis club for a local council.” – The Legal 500 2012 Commercial Property
COMPANY AND COMMERCIAL
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 – The Legal 500 2014
Andrew Fleming at Blocks provides ‘a good level of service that compares well with other firms’. The practice represents several local SMEs – The Legal 500 2014
“Andrew Fleming at Blocks advised a local company on the negotiation of an international distribution agreement for Australasia, and an agricultural supply company on two acquisitions.” – The Legal 500 2013 Corporate and Commercial.“
“Thanks Lori Your enthusiasm is infectious! [The client] would love to have you “pop” in any time you are passing since you have had so much to do with helping to launch the business” To Lori Climpson Corporate Executive September 2013
“At Blocks, Andrew Fleming ‘inspires very high confidence’ among a diverse client base that includes a local building society, dental practices and GP’s. Highlights included joint venture documentation work for a new client in the motoring sector.” – The Legal 500 2012 Corporate and Commercial.
“Many thanks for your assistance with the undertakings … I really appreciate the advice given and your straightforward approachable attitude to the works. … I won’t hesitate to recommend Blocks to others in the future.” – To Frances Barker, Employment Partner, December 2013.
“Frances, THANK YOU for all your help with everything regarding the settlement. We were very fortunate to have such a good recommendation to you. We are very grateful for all your help and advice.” – To Frances Barker, Employment Partner from clients helped to closure and good settlement of an upsetting employment dispute. December 2013.
Just thought I would drop you a quick note to say ‘thank you’ for your presentation last night. I really enjoyed it. It was relevant, topical and delivered in an understandable way. You really covered the issues. – To Frances Barker, Employment Partner, September 2013.
“‘Practical and accessible’ employment specialist Frances Barker at Blocks recently undertook advocacy in a complex sexual orientation discrimination claim involving a government agency. Sallie Davies is also recommended.” – The Legal 500 2013 Employment.
“At Blocks, Frances Barker gives ‘excellent, practical advice’. The team was bolstered by the arrival of Sallie Davies, who adds notable experience in discrimination cases.” – The Legal 500 2012 Employment
Blocks’ Graham Mead and Andrew Fleming represented a local sports and social club in a licensing review brought by the local authority – The Legal 500 2014
“I have now had opportunity to go through all documents and I believe you have done a first class job on behalf of [the client]. I on behalf of [the client] would like to thank you very much indeed. No doubt we will talk again but just to repeat myself, thanks for all you have done so far.” To Andrew Fleming Corporate Partner September 2013
“Blocks’ Graham Mead and Andrew Fleming advises on new licence applications, and recently acted in relation to the closure of a small pub chain.” – The Legal 500 2012 Licensing.
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 – The Legal 500 2014
Blocks’ Andrew Fleming and Gerry Field advised three RSLs on large funding projects, and gained a prominent regional Housing Association as a new client. – The Legal 500 2013 Social Housing.