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Commercial Property

Vicky Woodhouse
Head of Commercial Property
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 388373
vickywoodhouse@prhsolicitors.co.uk

 

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Vicky is a specialist in the following areas:
Commercial Property
  • Landlord & tenant - to include leases, assignments, renewals, and all aspects of landlord and tenant work
  • Development work - to including site acquisition and plot sales, option agreements / conditional contracts/overage
  • Acquisition and disposal of property
  • Agricultural matters - to include sales and purchases of farms and farm land, business farm tenancies and leases
  • Secured lending-to include acting for lenders/funders and borrowers, third party guarantee advice and acting for charities obtaining charity funding
  • Franchising and business sales and purchases
  • Adverse possession and first registrations
  • Complicated residential matters

 


Bio:

Vicky has specialised in Commercial Property since qualifying in 2007.

 

Vicky has successfully built up a property department at a previous firm and she also headed up a property department at a firm in Sheffield.

 

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Atholl Taylor
Commercial Property
Consultant Solicitor
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 388936
atholltaylor@prhsolicitors.co.uk

 

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Atholl is a specialist in the following areas:
Commercial Property
  • Developer – Acquisitions & Disposals
  • Landlord & Tenant – Acquisitions & Disposals
  • Lease Renewals and Variations
  • Portfolio Estate Development including Option Agreements / Conditional Contracts
  • Acquisition and Disposal of Land by Charities
  • Bridging short term loan security documentation for primary and secondary lenders

Bio:

Atholl qualified as a solicitor in 1977 becoming a partner that year with a commercial practice covering South Yorkshire.  Having become senior partner in 1979 he became a consultant with the practice in 1990 when he moved into industry to part own and manage an import and distribution company.  On its sale he set up his up his own practice in 2004 in North Yorkshire until his semi-retirement in 2015 when he joined Parker Rhodes Hickmotts as a commercial property consultant.

 

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Ben Couch
Commercial Property
Solicitor
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 388939
bencouch@prhsolicitors.co.uk

 

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Ben is a specialist in the following areas:
Commercial Property
  • Landlord & Tenant – Acquisitions and Disposals
  • Shopping Centre Leases
  • Lease Renewals and Variations
  • Franchising
  • Lease Assignment
  • Acquisition and Disposal of Land

Bio:

Ben qualified as a solicitor in 2010 and previously worked for two national law firms. Previous clients included a number of well-established international high street stores.

Ben has a large amount of experience in franchise underletting and property portfolio management.


 Client Testimonials:

 “Answered every question, big or small.”

 

“Very helpful and cooperative. Proper professionalism comes to mind.”

 

“Very efficient and straight to the point.”

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Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Fiona Shinner
Head of Dispute Resolution & Litigation
Senior & Managing Partner
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 511100
fionashinner@prhsolicitors.co.uk

 

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Fiona is a Specialist in the following areas:
Personal Injury Claims
  • Road Traffic Accidents
  • Work Accidents
  • Slips and trips
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority
  • Employment

Bio:

Fiona was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 1993 after a short career in education teaching law and liberal studies.

 

Fiona trained at Parker Rhodes Hickmotts and has happily stayed with the Firm all her legal working life.

 

Fiona has always specialised in Dispute Resolution and has, over the years, assisted hundreds of clients with, amongst other things, personal injury or criminal injury compensation claims, contractual disputes and employment problems.

 

Fiona has always favoured a plain, straightforward approach and strives to demystify the law so that clients represented by her fully understand the legal process.

 

Fiona became an Equity Partner in Parker Rhodes Hickmotts in 1996 and the Managing Partner in 2004. Under her leadership the Firm has increased its market share and its fee income.

 

Fiona heads the Dispute Resolution Department and is also the Firm’s Senior and Managing Partner, dealing with most of the Firm’s regulatory obligations, including those relating to legal and financial problems.

 


Client Testimonials:

“In difficult times Fiona Always pulled through.”

 

“I would recommend you. I know you would not let me down.”

 

“Very honest and very helpful.”

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Oliver Saxon
Dispute Resolution & Litigation
Senior Solicitor
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 388979
oliversaxon@prhsolicitors.co.uk

 

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Oliver is a specialist in the following areas:
Civil Litigation & Dispute Resolution for Personal & Company Clients
  • Building claims
  • Boundary and Trespass
  • Professional Negligence
  • Company and Commercial Disputes
  • Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
  • Property Disputes
  • Injunctions and Interim remedies
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Insolvency and Debt Recovery
  • Intellectual property, Trade Marks, Passing Off
  • Landlord and Tenant, Rent Recovery, Disrepair Contentious Probate
  • Sports Law

 


 

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Business Immigration

Christopher R Cole
Head of Business Immigration
Partner
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 511100 chriscole@prhsolicitors.co.uk

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Christopher is a specialist in the following areas:
  • Asylum
  • Immigration
  • Human Rights
  • Public Law

Bio:

Christopher has a degree in Politics & Law from the University of Southampton and a Masters in Human Rights Law from the University of Nottingham. He qualified as a Solicitor in 1998 and has specialised in Immigration and Asylum Law ever since.

 

After working in London for a number of years, Christopher moved to Yorkshire in 2001. He headed the Immigration Team at Parker Rhodes before establishing Cole & Yousaf Solicitors in 2007. Cole & Yousaf then merged with Parker Rhodes Hickmotts in 2012.

 

Christopher specialises in complex Asylum and Human Rights cases, although he has extensive experience across the whole spectrum of Immigration Law. He is accredited at the highest level of the Law Society’s Immigration & Asylum Accreditation Scheme – Immigration Law Advanced. He has been recognised as a Leading Individual in Immigration Law by the Chambers UK Directory for a number of years, having been praised for his “sharp intellect and inspiring level of knowledge and commitment.”

 

Christopher is a Law Society Council member and also a member of the Law Society’s Immigration Law Committee. He is co-convenor of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association’s Yorkshire & the North East Sub-committee.


Client Testimonials:

 

“Professional, friendly and personal service.”

 

“This has been our best experience with a law firm.”

 

“Helpful and useful.”

 

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Shazia Yousaf
Deputy Head of Business Immigration
Partner
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 388359 shaziayousaf@prhsolicitors.co.uk

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Shazia is a specialist in the following areas:
  • Asylum
  • Immigration
  • Human Rights
  • Public Law

Bio:

Shazia has a Law degree from Sheffield Hallam University and embarked on her Legal Practice Course at the University of Sheffield. She undertook her legal training at Parker Rhodes, qualifying as a Solicitor in 2005. Shazia is now a Partner at Parker Rhodes Hickmotts, specialising in complex Asylum and Human Rights cases.

 


Client Testimonials:

“Very approachable, kind and gave excellent, professional advice at all times.”

 

“Informative and extremely helpful, also sympathetic at difficult times.”

 

“Courteous, friendly service.”

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Paul Hindley
Business Immigration
Caseworker
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 388360
paulhindley@prhsolicitors.co.uk

 

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Paul is a specialist in the following areas:
Business & Points Based System Immigration
  • Experienced in all aspects of the Points Based System, including Investors & Entrepreneur
  • Knowledge of Partner Applications made under Appendix F
  • Experienced in obtaining & managing Sponsor Licences for Employers
  • Knowledge of the EEA Regulations
  • Ability to advise on Employers’ Compliance Responsibilities and Reporting Requirements

Bio:

After working for a number of years in the transport industry, Paul returned to university as a mature student graduating in 2007 with a degree in Criminology and Sociology. After university he worked at the Home Office in Sheffield deciding immigration applications made under the Points Based System.

 

From there Paul moved over to the private sector where he worked for a firm of renowned Specialist Immigration Advisors advising on all aspects of the Points Based System. Paul joined Parker Rhodes Hickmotts as a specialist in the Points Based System and Business Immigration.

 

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Office Support

Cara Roper
Practice Manager
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 511100
cararoper@prhsolicitors.co.uk

Kate Wragg
Marketing Manager
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 511100
katewragg@prhsolicitors.co.uk

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Commercial Property
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 511100
info@prhsolicitors.co.uk

Dispute Resolution & Litigation
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 511100
info@prhsolicitors.co.uk

The Partners
Contact

Direct Dial: 01709 511100
info@prhsolicitors.co.uk