Commercial property law - Legal 500

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Stephensons Solicitors LLP continues to act for RRG Group on property-related matters. David Baybut leads the team. (2015)

Stephensons Solicitors LLP’s clients include Remondis, Adactus, General Property and Yorkshire Bank. David Baybut leads the team, which in 2013 advised Wigan and Leigh College and RRG Group on issues such as property management, transactions and developments. (2014)

David Baybut leads Stephensons Solicitors LLP's team, which acts for clients such as RRG Toyota, Yorkshire Bank and Remondis. (2013)

David Baybut's team at Stephensons Solicitors LLP handles leasing matters, refinancings and development site acquisitions. (2012)

Stephensons Solicitors LLP provides an 'extremely good service' to a growing array of commercial clients such as Yorkshire Bank, which it advised on the refinancing of a pharmaceutical property portfolio including 14 properties and a loan of around £14m. (2011)

David Baybut at Stephensons Solicitors LLP has good retail and lending clients. (2010)

Stephensons Solicitors LLP is applauded for ‘good partner interaction’, ‘commercial advice’, ‘thoroughness’, and ‘speed of service’, with clients recognising the firm as a ‘viable alternative’ to larger Manchester firms. The ‘commercial’ and ‘responsive’ David Baybut was appointed to the regeneration panel at Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council in 2008, and is well known among local lenders. (2009)
 
Stephensons Solicitors LLP is recommended for contaminated land and environmental offences work. (2009)
 
Stephensons’ Andrew Leakey deserves a special mention for contentious proceedings relating to contaminated land. (2008)
 
Stephensons boasts senior talent in David Baybut for general commercial property matters (including high-value development projects). The firm worked on a £150m public private sector capital contract involving European procurement issues. (2008)
 
Stephensons has a thriving commercial property department led by David Baybut. The firm has a broad range of clients in the public, private and banking sectors, and has significant resources across its five offices in the region. (2007)
 
Stephensons' Andrew Leakey specialises in environmental (particularly contamination) and consumer litigation. (2007)
 
Stephensons is recommended for social housing litigation from its St Helens office. Manchester City Council is a client. (2007)
 
Commercial property remains the driving force behind Stephensons, which more than doubled the total value of transactions handled for 2005 to £1.6bn. With clients in the public, private and banking sectors the firm covers a broad spectrum of work, and the merger with Berry’s in Bolton brings access to a lucrative healthcare market. Clients praise response times and commercial acumen. (2006)
 
Stephensons advised on an impressive £750m-worth of real estate transactions in 2004. The firm's expertise extends to advising a genuine variety of clients, including the Yorkshire Bank in 2004 and developers in the leisure and retail sectors. (2005)

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