Moorcrofts retain position as a ‘Tier 1’ firm by Legal 500 2022
Corporate Law firm, Moorcrofts, has retained its top ‘Tier 1 ranking’ among all corporate and commercial law firms in the South East: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx region by leading industry directory, The Legal 500 UK 2022 edition for the second consecutive year.
The Legal 500 UK praises Moorcrofts corporate and commercial team, stating:
“Moorcrofts LLP‘s ‘personable and practical’ team advises clients including multinational organisations on transactional matters such as M&A, share capital reorganisations, corporate restructuring, demergers and tax-driven issues, often acting for US or other overseas clients in respect of their US subsidiaries or groups. The team also has expertise in the IP, technology and date protection aspects of corporate transactions. Practice co-leader Teri Hunter focuses on cross-border work relating to M&A and disposals, and management buy-outs, while practice co-leader Andrew Katz handles technology law matters. Adrian Phillips deals with complex corporate restructuring, while William Pearce has expertise in acquisitions and disposals.”
Client testimonials to endorse and laud the Tier 1 ranking were also referenced:
“The team are personable, good to partner with and work in a practical way for the client’s best interest.”
“Teri Hunter is an excellent commercial lawyer; knowledgeable, detailed, commercial and good to work with.”
The directory, which annually provides a full, in-depth and comprehensive analysis of law firms across the UK, listing only the best performing in the industry, also features Moorcrofts prominently in the South-East category for Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Employment.
“Moorcrofts LLP is one of the strongest firms in the region with regards to tech-related IP, and the firm advises on copyright, and database rights insofar as they apply to software and hardware products. Andrew Katz is internationally recognised for his expertise in open source software and open hardware licensing, having been appointed as an expert in the EU research study which to place in 2020 in relation to the area; his legal practice includes assisting high profile clients such as CERN and UK unicorn Benevolent AI on licensing issues.”
Intellectual Property Client Testimonials include:
“Moorcrofts have a great understanding of software development processes and open source in particular. As an agile software development company, ensuring our contracts support the empirical approach of an agile project is critical to an appropriate agreement between us and our clients. Further to this, embedding open source concepts in our contracts to accurately describe intellectual property and licensing has proved useful to highlight the nature of open source software, usage and contribution.”
“Working with Andrew Katz is always a pleasure and an education. His experience with, and passion for, open source licencing has proved invaluable over the years. I can think of no one better placed to advise on issues of open source licensing, intellectual property and open source governance in general.”
“Commercial awareness, practical approach, friendly attitude.”
Information Technology & Telecoms
Moorcrofts has also retained its position and praised highly in the field of IT & Telecoms – South East Region:
“When it comes to open source licensing, Moorcrofts LLP‘s expertise is truly unmatched in the South East market and is more than capable of rivalling any legal practice in the UK. Head of technology Andrew Katz is known across Europe for his expertise in open source software and open hardware issues, having previously worked as a software developer before entering the legal profession. The group’s work has a strong international dimension, and often involves advising Silicon Valley companies on their commercial dealings in EMEA, as well as providing international law firms with specialist expertise in support of various transactions.”
Moorcrofts has further consolidated its position in Employment – ranked in Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx Region:
“Moorcrofts LLP’s employment team has particular expertise in TUPE and post-termination restriction issues, as well as handling redundancy and restructuring matters, settlement agreements, employment tribunal claims and employment aspects of due diligence. Based in Marlow, ‘pragmatic’ practice leader Matt Jenkin advises on senior executive terminations and exits, TUPE and reorganisations. Lindsey Abbot handles employment matters involving discrimination and unfair dismissal claims.”
Employment Client Testimonials include:
“Matt Jenkin is excellent and very easy to deal with. He always responds in a timely manner and with excellent levels of insight into the problems and issues you present. Always delivers information in an easy to understand format and he has great listening skills.“
“The team are highly practical and focus on the really important issues.”
Moorcrofts’ Joint Managing Partner and Head of Corporate, Teri Hunter, said:
“We’re absolutely delighted to retain our position as a ‘Tier 1’ ranked firm in the field of corporate and commercial. This year a number of our team were also highlighted as key lawyers, including Will Pearce, Tim Astley and Lindsey Abbott. The positive recommendations we’ve received firm wide, across all specialisms are a fantastic endorsement to our team’s expertise, the high calibre of clients we work with and the pride we take in providing excellent client service.”
Moorcrofts’ is a boutique law firm, delivering pragmatic legal advice across a broad range of business areas, including: corporate law, technology law, employment law, compliance and commercial property law.