James Clewlow, Managing Partner
Our aim is to look after you and provide confident, conscientious advice.
We provide speedy, practical, no fuss services within a sensible structured fee proposal.
We consistently work on high quality, complex work and deliver measured, clear and relevant solutions.
We look to advise not just on legal aspects but the commercial factors that impact your business.
We work hard at developing and supporting all our lawyers to help them develop confidence in the services they provide.
We work with you to get the transaction done and to support you in your business objectives.
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What our clients say
"Will Angas and his team have acted for me on several occasions when we have successfully recovered payments from directors or third parties which related to unlawful actions permitted by the directors prior to my appointment. Will's energy and commitment to these cases was exceptional and has resulted in significant recoveries to the benefit of the insolvent companies' creditors. In many of these cases, Will's sharp, commercial approach and strong, technical ability has resulted in settlement without the need to commence formal legal proceedings therefore reducing the risk and potential expense to the insolvent estate. I look forward to working with Will and his team on future matters"
David Clements, Director
Harrisons Business Recovery and Insolvency Limited
"Our thanks go to PDT for their help in getting us to the finish line. The transaction had a number of twists and turns and, as always, Noel, Rebecca and the team ensured that matters were kept on track in a calm, pragmatic manner and were on hand throughout to offer their expert guidance to ensure we achieved the desired outcome."
Bill Hinge, Chief Executive Officer
Geotech Soil Stabilisation LimitedView more
"I had occasion to use PDT Solicitors, and in particular Gail Morris, in August 2016 for information and advice in the forfeiture of a lease. Gail provided clear and concise information on the subject together with alternative avenues that could be explored should we so wish. The legal points were explained in plain English and made easy to understand. Once instructed Gail moved the process on in a timely manner and the forfeiture was completed without any fuss. PDT were assiduous in ensuring I was kept fully informed at all stages of the forfeiture. I would not hesitate to use them again if ever in that unfortunate position!"
Jane Clay, Customer Services Manager
"PDT Solicitors have played a pivotal part to my businesses right from the very beginning. They have worked on a varied scope, from the acquisition of a lease to employment contracts, trade mark applications and much more. The team are great to deal with and have always offered clear and in-depth advice even in the most complex of situations. They definitely feel as if they are a part of my management team now which I rely on and highly value"
Raz Helalat, Managing Director
"I am very happy to write on behalf of Horsham FC Ltd as CEO and Vice Chairman to congratulate you (Gail Morris) on the work carried out on our behalf recently. The brief concerning a Notice to Quit submitted to our commercial tenants was somewhat complicated as there was a lingering question over whether or not they had Rights under the Landlord and Tenant Act. Your handling of the matter was both skilful and professional, resulting in achieving a successful outcome for all concerned."
Mr John Lines, CEO and Vice Chairman
Horsham Football Club Ltd
"We instructed Gail to help us with a lease extension on our home, which should have been straightforward but was complicated by an unresponsive and awkward freeholder. She became involved once regular negotiations - and an LVT decision - had nevertheless reached an impasse where we did not have the extension signed by the freeholder. She ensured that we reached the desired result, a new lease extension, with the minimum possible fuss and cost, and without the need to go to court."
Quaff Fine Wine Merchant Ltd
"We’re delighted with the service we get from PDT. We’re particularly impressed with the range of expertise available, their commitment to finding the best solutions for us and their ability to provide clear practical advice on the options available. Their commercial and dispute resolution teams provide an outstanding service"
Ray Goodfellow, Chief Legal Officer
"PDT are ABL industry specialists and that expertise has been invaluable to us over the years. In addition, they have built a formidable corporate practice and this is another in a long line of successful deals we have worked on together. This was a complex deal which needed to be done quickly and efficiently. Noel’s industry expertise and Rosie’s calm efficiency were instrumental in the success of this transaction, and we will continue to use them for ABL and corporate support."
John Wilde, Managing Director
Investec Capital SolutionsView more
"I must congratulate the team at PDT without whose support, expert guidance and sheer determination this deal would not have happened. PDT is a very special business and has played a huge part in the success of Flagship Europe for which I am hugely grateful. It’s always a pleasure working with Noel, Rebecca and the pdt team, and in getting this deal over the line I would like to thank them all for their hard work, help, support and advice. It means a lot to Flagship."
Russell Maddock, CEO
Flagship EuropeView more
"This was our second major acquisition in the UK and it was important we got it right. As always, the team at PDT were a pleasure to deal with throughout the transaction, were extremely professional and responsive making sure that we completed the deal within a tight deadline. This meant that we could make the commercial announcements we needed to make on time. They guided us through the complex process and whilst there were some aspects of the deal which required some thought, Rebecca and Rosie were extremely proactive in getting any issues resolved."
Martin Woolley, CEO
The Specialist Works LimitedView more
"We are delighted to have found the right investment partner in Mobeus to assist us with this buy-out and help us develop and expand the business. We are also delighted that Jonathan Gregory will be joining our board along with David Robertson who will be our new Chairman. I would like to thank Noel, Rebecca and the team at PDT for listening, analysing and guiding us through this process with professionalism and care. I’ve never seen so much paper in my life so it is reassuring that they know where it all goes!"
David Tilling, Managing Director
Factor 21View more
"We are very pleased with the prompt and pragmatic assistance that you have given on a variety of matters."
Les Searle Plant Hire & Sales Limited
"So reassuring to have PDT on our side. Their performance exceeded our expectations."
Glyn Williams, (Former) Managing Director
DT Williams, Pharmacy Group
"The long and the short of it, as you know, we had a catastrophic potential bad debt issue, and thanks to, Nigel in the very initial stages, but mostly yourself [GAIL MORRIS], you ‘steered to course’ to obtain a full recovery. I will always be indebted to you…. Yes I know ‘you’re just doing your job’. But at times your judgement, clarity of thought, and dare I say it, your support through those difficult days was exceptional. Recovering a debt of over £500k bearing in mind the poor financial state of the debtor was unbelievable"
James Anthony, Managing Director
M D Anthony Ltd
"PDT have been a great support to Higgidy over the years – particularly with regards to some complex property acquisitions which have enabled us to unlock adjacent properties and expand our site. I would highly recommend them"
James Foottit, Managing Director
Higgidy PiesView more
"I have been very satisfied with the employment department's advice on a few tricky issues. The focus on our desired end result and pragmatic approach have been much appreciated and have certainly been beneficial when dealing with complex areas like family friendly rights. The Breakfast Briefings the team runs have also been a good networking opportunity as well as incredibly insightful – the ability to learn in a friendly, informal setting has paid dividends."
"I would like to thank Rebecca and Rosie at PDT for listening, analysing and guiding us through this process with professionalism and care."
Jon Godbold, Managing Director
CCS CollectView more
"We were expertly guided through the process by the team at PDT. The acquisition is extremely exciting for the future growth of Plastique across the globe. From the start Noel, Rebecca and Mark were committed to helping us get the deal over the line and we were deeply impressed with their professionalism throughout."
John Lowe, Managing Director (now retired)
Plastique Group Limited
"Acquiring two companies based in two locations at the same time was never going to be straightforward but, as ever, I knew the team at PDT would not be fazed by the issues and each step of the way was handled with the same professionalism, efficiency and care they have demonstrated on previous transactions. We use pdt because they understand food businesses so when issues arise they are able to quickly deliver workable solutions. It’s always a pleasure working with Noel, Rebecca and the pdt team, and in getting this deal over the line I would like to thank them all for their hard work, help, support and advice. It means a lot to Flagship."
Russell Maddock, CEO
Flagship EuropeView more
"Working with the property team at PDT was a real pleasure and we look forward to embarking on further projects with them moving forward. Craig was approachable and responsive throughout and his extensive legal knowledge and commercial application were invaluable in negotiating some complex and involved issues and to getting the deal to completion. We couldn’t have been happier with the service we received and would recommend PDT without hesitation."
Amar Bahra, Managing Director
MIG Holdings LimitedView more
"We have been working with Bhavna and her team, within the Monthly Employment & HR retainer for some 6-8 weeks and have already found an impressive and worthwhile return on investment. Our dealings with PDT itself goes back a number of years and we have benefited greatly from their service, professionalism and advice, it is indeed second to none. Bhavna is knowledgeable, decisive and accurate on every level, it is reassuring to now have her and her team form an extension to our own. We look forward to the benefits of their advice enhancing our position as employers and for our employees alike."
"Having worked at PDT for a number of years I knew Noel Ruddy to be one of the best in the business and it's fair to say the whole team did a brilliant job. Thanks to PDT's advice and assistance the legal process from start to finish was completely painless"
Chris Setford, Director
Setfords SolicitorsView more
"The well-established Property Litigation Team at PDT Solicitors is to be highly recommended. I had the good fortune to deal with Gail Morris recently regarding completion of a Lease Agreement with a major supermarket chain. Gail’s professionalism, no nonsense approach and skilful negotiations resulted in a very satisfactory outcome. Gail was totally focused on what needed to be done, worked closely with me and kept me fully informed very promptly at each stage of the negotiations. She offered sound and sensible legal advice right throughout the process. No hesitation in recommending. "
Mr David Hawkins
"I should like to thank you for the Breakfast Briefing Seminar sessions that you regularly run, which are invaluable in providing information on employment legislation and recent changes and case law. Your seminars are well formatted to transfer knowledge to the delegates and to encourage interaction and the sharing of experiences."
C&D Wiltshire & Co
"PDT provided great support during the recent changes we made in company structure. Their advice in ensuring that we followed best practice and were consistent in our approach was invaluable. PDT continue to provide high level support to the business which we find extremely beneficial."
Peter Toland, Chairman
Spectra Care Group
"A first class service from acquisition through to disposal. Reliable, responsive and commercial, a fine company to be associated with."
Rob Burnham, Managing Director
Greenplan Designer Homes Limited
"We have recently used PDT’s property litigation department, and specifically Gail Morris who have been advising us on a complex piece of litigation where we have sought, by way of Expert Determination, to exclude a Joint Venture Partner from a Partnership Agreement, as a consequence of various breaches of the agreement. Whilst the process has been time and resource intensive, Gail has been able to advise us through the various stages, and advise appropriate, and ultimately successful plans of actions, such that the Expert found heavily in our favour which has allowed us to take control of the Partnership, which will in time lead to a strategy for the development (of substantial student accommodation) that can be properly adhered to. The service offered by PDT’s property litigation team has been highly professional throughout, and has meant that we are some way to a successful conclusion of this matter."
Rory Gleeson, Director
Sunley Holdings Ltd
"As always, PDT stepped up to the plate for what was without any doubt our most complex transaction in the 10 years we have worked together. With 10 different sets of lawyers based in various different parts of the world working on this transaction, PDT worked in their normal professional & energetic manner to ensure a speedy conclusion whilst always looking after our interests. They did an outstanding job."
Russell Maddock, CEO
Flagship EuropeView more
"It was fantastic having the support of the Corporate Team at PDT on this matter. Their emphasis on building a strong relationship with our business over the past few years really paid dividends and undoubtedly helped to facilitate a very smooth transaction. Rebecca Glazebrook and her team, particularly Rosie Haines, were switched on and responsive throughout the deal. Their calm manner and sensible commercial advice made the whole process as painless as possible."
Simon Whapshott, Group Operations Director
ICA Group LimitedView more
"Being involved in a legal dispute is very worrying but Justin put me at complete ease with his responsive approach and his practical, clear advice. His specialist knowledge and attention to detail is exceptional and it felt like Justin really cared about my dispute and achieving the best result for me. I was confident in his strategy and judgement and he was upfront about his firm's costs which was very helpful and reassuring. Justin and PDT provided an extremely professional service and working with them has been a pleasure."
"We recently used PDT Solicitors in the sale of one of our pharmacies in Birmingham. Being the first disposal for our company in over 10 years we wanted to work with someone who had vast experience in our field. We found PDT to be very comfortable to work with and they were always on the end of the phone for any matter. An efficient service was provided in all aspects of work from preparing the asset purchase agreements to producing a lease. I would have no hesitations in recommending PDT to anyone dealing with a pharmacy sale or purchase"
SPL Corporation Limited