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ALAN BARR

BRODIES LLP

Brodies’ Edinburgh-based partner Alan Barr prides himself on two major things away from the office: The fact that he’s a Scottish cricket fan who follows England at home and to more exotic locations, and his love of his home town,… Read More

MICHAEL CASH

PENNINGTONS MANCHES LLP

Despite emotional grievances, battling beneficiaries and a host of other disputes, the Hampshire-based partner says private client law provides a ‘good intellectual challenge’ with a dash of adrenaline. ‘It’s a very fulfilling area of law,’ he says. 2016 was busy… Read More

SUSAN GLENHOLME

DEBENHAMS OTTAWAY

Like a lot of law firms outside London, Debenhams Ottaway prides itself on the personal touch. Glenholme, the company’s head of private clients, says that being in St Albans in Hertfordshire allows that. ‘We are easily accessible and are able… Read More

FRANCIS NATION-DIXON

ADAMS & REMERS

After eighteen years in London, Lewes in East Sussex has been Nation-Dixon’s home for fifteen years, where he works for Adams & Remers, the law firm that’s described a ‘Sussex and London’ firm but – as he told Spear’s once… Read More

JONATHAN RILEY

MICHELMORES LLP

Michelmores’ key client base that stretches from London to Land’s End still reigns true, says partner Jonathan Riley. ‘If anything it has strengthened over the year as many UK clients look to run their businesses from London but view the… Read More

STUART SKEFFINGTON

STEVENS & BOLTON LLP

Stuart Skeffington prides himself on a few things. Away from the office, it’s his love of playing the jazz piano. ‘I’m a keen jazz pianist, and play in a quartet’, he tells Spear’s. But when the discussion goes to the… Read More

MATTHEW WOODS

WITHERS

Prices for farmland may have flattened, and there is uncertainty following Brexit, says Woods, but fundamentally little has changed and the best land continues to sell well with competition, due to lack of supply: ‘Farmers want to continue to build… Read More