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    Awards & Rankings

    Below you can find recognition of our commitment to get the best possible results for our clients.

     

    Legal 500 Rankings 2022

    Corporate & Commercial

    Healys Corporate & Commercial clients are drawn from the IT, childcare, technology and media and entertainment sectors. The team is headed by Karen Lord, who offers the full range of corporate and transactional services. Consultant solicitor Samantha Oakley joined the team in January 2021 and has expertise in commercial work for technology, media and creative companies.

    Dispute Resolution

    The commercial litigation team in Healys LLP has a wide reach, with clients based across the UK and internationally. The team acts for a wide range of clients, including estate agents, specialised mortgage lenders and private individuals, providing support in all types of disputes. David Bailey leads the team with experience in professional negligence claims, finance and fraud. Nicholas Taylor has particular expertise in media law and disputes involving public figures.

    Professional Negligence

    Claimant-focused Healys LLP advises clients on claims against a range of professionals, including solicitors, barristers, architects, surveyors, financial advisors and accountants, with a significant amount of its work centred around claims against solicitors.  Robert Johnson has previously acted for defendants, providing him with an advantageous skillset regarding claimant work. David Bailey handles claims for financial institutions against solicitors and valuers, and also acts for individuals against accountants, financial advisers, wealth managers and barristers.

    Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence: Claimant

    At Healys, the partners collectively have more than 50 years of experience handling medical negligence and personal injury claims. Managing partner Dino Skinner, who is a personal injury specialist, has particular expertise in fatal accident claims (including related inquest hearings), and claims involving injuries to cyclists, as well as amputation and spinal injury cases. Trevor Henley, who is the head of insurance litigation, generates a strong flow of work from large insurance companies. Jonathan Austen-Jones is a noted expert in medical negligence cases, with a workload spanning claims over misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis, inappropriate treatments, lack of informed consent, oncology and infant deaths.

    Commercial Litigation

    The commercial litigation team in Healys LLP has a wide reach, with clients based across the UK and internationally. The team acts for a wide range of clients, including estate agents, specialised mortgage lenders and private individuals, providing support in all types of disputes. David Bailey leads the team with experience in professional negligence claims, finance and fraud. Nicholas Taylor has particular expertise in media law and disputes involving public figures.

    Media & Entertainment

    When it comes to reputation management, Healys is one of the leading firms in the region. The group is consulted by a number of high profile individuals from the film, television and finance sectors to represent them in defamation proceedings. Nicholas Taylor is the primary practitioner in this regard, while also advising on trademark infringement, professional negligence and fraud issues. Non-contentious work is led by Andrew Sparrow and often involves assisting digital media companies with software development agreements and licensing.

    Immigration

    Healysprompt, dedicated and focused‘ team is experienced in all areas of immigration and nationality law and handles a wide variety of visa issues from initial application to appeals. Senior partner Marios Pattihis heads up the department and has notable expertise in advising high-net-worth individuals looking to invest in the UK. Solicitor Nagesh Jain is also praised by clients.

     

     

    Legal 500 Rankings 2021

    Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence – ranked Tier 3 (Brighton)

    Operating from Brighton, Healys’ personal injury team has established itself as a strong local firm handling catastrophic and serious injury matters led by managing partner Dino SkinnerTrevor Henley oversees the personal injury practice and is noted for his extensive litigation expertise. The practice also has clinical negligence experience, with Jonathan Austen-Jones being the key name.

    Immigration – ranked Tier 3 (London)

    Healys LLP offers the full spectrum of visa application assistance for individual clients. Omar Shams, who has worked in the US, Egypt and the UK, heads the team. He acts for high-net-worth individuals seeking to invest in the UK, including clients in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

    Professional Negligence – ranked : Tier 5 (London)

    Healys LLP ‘compares very favourably with other larger law firms’ in advising individuals and companies on claims against a range of professions. In recent years, the practice has primarily acted against solicitors, though practice head Robert Johnson has a ‘wealth of experience’ in advising on claims involving barristers, architects, surveyors, financial advisers and accountants. David Bailey handles large group claims and fraud issues.

    Media and entertainment – ranked : Tier 5 (London)

    Based across London and Brighton, Healys LLP’s media and entertainment team has a breadth of experience spanning the publishing, broadcasting, TV, film and digital media industries. Nicholas Taylor focuses on defamation, reputation management, IP and rights protection issues, while Andrew Sparrow has particular experience in commercial matters in the digital media space.

     

     

    Chambers & Partners Rankings 2021

    Clinical Negligence : Mainly Claimant – ranked : Band 2 (Brighton and Surrounds)

    Jonathan Austen-Jones is well regarded for his proficient handling of cauda equina, dental and surgical negligence cases. He also assists with failure of diagnosis as well as inquest claims.

    Corporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market – ranked : Band 3 (The South)

    Karen Lord operates a diverse transactional practice incorporating experience in M&A and joint ventures, among others. Her client base includes corporates and private equity sponsors.
    “Karen provides sound, commercial advice and is prepared to listen to clients and deliver the deal.”

    Professional Negligence – ranked : Band 4 (London)

    Robert Johnson has considerable expertise representing individuals in negligence claims against solicitors, accountants and real estate agencies.
    “He has excellent analytical skills, strong commitment to his clients and commercial astuteness.” “He is very easy to work with and always available to respond to any queries.” “He is able to describe complex details in layperson’s terms while guiding clients through the legal details of the case.”

     

    Legal 500 Rankings 2020

    Personal Injury: claimant – ranked Tier 3 (Brighton)

    Brighton-based Healys focuses on catastrophic injuries, industrial disease, fatal claims, and brain and spinal injuries. Key contacts include managing partner Dino Skinner and Trevor Henley, who leverages his litigation background to represent both claimants and defendants. Other core members include Jonathan Austen-Jones who specialises in medical negligence matters.”

    Professional Negligence – ranked : Tier 5 (London)

    With lawyers spanning its London and Brighton offices, Healys LLP is instructed by claimants on a variety of professional negligence disputes. The team is experienced in claims spanning the legal, accountancy, financial services, property and construction sectors.”

    Media and entertainment – ranked : Tier 5 (London)

    The media team at Healys LLP handles a range of contentious and non-contentious instructions across the publishing, broadcasting, TV, film, music and digital media sectors. On the non-contentious side, the team is experienced in advising on copyright licensing, games development and the team also advises on licensing and distribution; the management of artists and performers; the production, licensing, distribution and promotion of audio and music; the development and acquisition of TV and film projects; and the production, distribution and licensing of film and TV programmes. The contentious team handles a range of media disputes such as defamation, reputation management cases, as well as IP and rights protection issues.”

    Immigration – (London)

    Healys LLP acts for high-net-worth individuals in the sports, music, theatre, films and entertainment industries, advising on complex personal immigration matters and concessions outside of the rules, refusals, deportations and judicial reviews and ILR applications. It also handles family-related issues and is experienced in cases involving international adoption and surrogacy. The team also advises UK universities on student visas and acts for companies on sponsorship licence matters.”

     

    Chambers & Partners Rankings 2020

    Clinical Negligence : Mainly Claimant – ranked : Band 2 (Brighton and Surrounds)

    Jonathan Austen-Jones maintains a broad clinical negligence practice encompassing surgical negligence, cauda equina and fatality matters among others. He also handles instances of dental negligence on behalf of his clients.”

    Corporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market – ranked : Band 3 (The South)

    Karen Lord advises on lower mid-market corporate transactions, drawing upon considerable experience in handling M&A deals, private equity work and joint ventures. Clients say: “Karen is a no-nonsense lawyer who spends time ascertaining the whole picture and then supports you both during and out of office hours.”

    Professional Negligence – ranked : Band 4 (London)

    Robert Johnson focuses on representing claimants in disputes against solicitors and barristers. A client says: “He is extremely knowledgeable and experienced, with a very practical and pragmatic approach. He is always communicative and quick to respond.”

     

    Mortgage Awards – Mortgage Conveyancer of the Year 2020 : Winner

    The Mortgage Awards, from MoneyAge, are judged by high-profile industry representatives and  acknowledge and reward outstanding achievement in the UK mortgage space. Healys was noted for its “growing reputation in buy-to-let legal services and loyal customers”.

    Kiri Kkoshi, Partner and Head of Real Estate, said:

    “We are thrilled to have once again won the Mortgage Conveyancer of the Year award. It is always gratifying to be recognised by our industry peers, and this award is testament to our continued commitment to exemplary levels of customer service. I am incredibly proud of my team and thank them for their hard work and dedication over a challenging period this year. ”

     

    Legal 500 Rankings 2019

    Personal Injury: claimant – ranked: Tier 3 (Brighton)

    “Vigorous and well-led Brighton firm’ Healys ‘is a growing and meaningful force in the personal injury market’, with a special focus on industrial disease, cyclist and fatal accident claims. Clients recommend department head Trevor Henley, who is ‘beyond compare as a litigator: fast, sharp as a knife and successful’, as well as ‘resourceful and capable’ managing partner Dino Skinner. Motorcyclist accident and traumatic brain injury lawyer Jonathan Austen-Jones is the third key team member.”

    Human Resources: Immigration – ranked: Tier 3 (London)

    “The ‘professional and knowledgeable’ team at Healys LLP ‘stands out for its innovative approach to service delivery’. It is regularly instructed by high-net-worth individuals (including individuals across the sports, music, theatre, films and entertainment sectors) and also advises UK universities on student visas, extensions and reviews. Team head Ivon Sampson is ‘knowledgeable and clear in his advice’. Middle East department head Omar Shams delivers advice with ‘clarity, efficiency and has total focus on the most relevant legal points’. Solicitor Nagesh Jain is also recommended.”

    Insurance: Professional Negligence – ranked: Tier 5 (London)

    “Healys LLP regularly acts for claimants in cases against solicitors, barristers, architects, surveyors, financial advisers and accountants. Department head Robert Johnson is ‘incisive and attentive, responding instantly to queries with clear answers and explanations’; he is advising two Cayman Islands-based companies in a £25m case against a firm of solicitors and its three individual partners. The ‘brilliant’ Jerome O’Sullivan is leading advice for the claimant in a £1.1m dispute against two firms of solicitors in relation to a fraudulent property transaction. David Bailey is experienced in acting for financial institutions in cases against solicitors and valuers and Adrian Taylor, who recently joined from Rosenblatt, is also noted.”

    TMT (technology, media and telecoms): Media and entertainment (including media finance) – ranked: Tier 5 (London)

    Healys LLP’s expertise spans publishing, broadcasting, music, digital media, TV and film and it handles a range of contentious and non-contentious matters. It advised Empress Films on a private investor finance agreement; advised Huda Cotran on an investment proposal for the launch of a daytime television channel; and acted for Hereford Films on a post-production agreement with BCL Finance. Brighton-based department head Nicholas Taylor specialises in media disputes, and is active across defamation, IP and rights protection cases.  Martin John handles non-contentious matters media law matters and consultant Andrew Sparrow is experienced in commercial digital media instructions.”

     

    Chambers & Partners Rankings 2019

    Professional Negligence – London (Firms): Band 4

    Robert Johnson of Healys focuses his practice on acting for clients in claims against solicitors and barristers. A source enthuses: He makes a real effort to be available promptly, whenever the matter has required, with succinct, helpful communications at all times.”

    Corporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market – The South: Band 3

    Karen Lord of Healys is recognised for her significant experience in M&A and MBO transactions. She acts primarily for shareholders and owner managers. Sources say: She is a force to be reckoned with and really understands her clients. She is very personable and always protects her clients’ needs fiercely.”

     

     

    Mortgage Awards – Mortgage Conveyancer of the Year 2019 : Shortlisted

     

    Legal 500 Rankings 2018

    Personal Injury: claimant – ranked: Tier 3 (Brighton)

    “Healys is a ‘power player in Brighton’ and has ‘a solid reputation in the personal injury field’ for ‘keeping clients informed at every step and explaining small details properly’. The team, led by Trevor Henley, who ‘is not intimidated by the opposition and pushes to achieve better conditions’, undertakes work in serious injury, travel litigation and industrial disease (mesothelioma) claims. The ‘knowledgeable and consummate’ managing partner Dino Skinner ‘runs cases aggressively, but without needless provocation’ and has ‘great tactical skill, instinct and judgement’; he specialises in fatal accident, cyclist, amputation and spinal injury claims. Dino Skinner is also experienced in inquest hearings. The ‘incredible’ Jonathan Austen-Jones has ‘commendable attention to detail, industry knowledge and work ethic’ and focuses on motorcyclist accidents, traumatic brain injury cases and low velocity impact claims.”

    Human Resources: Immigration – ranked: Tier 3 (London)

    “Healys LLP’s ‘excellent’ offering acts for high-net-worth individuals, and regularly advises individuals from the sports, music, theatre, film and entertainment industries. It also advises UK Universities on student visas, extensions and reviews, and advises companies on sponsorship licences. Department head Ivon Sampson ‘is willing to fight for clients’. Omar Shams, who heads the Middle East department, advises businesses and high-net-worth individuals on entry into the UK.”

    Insurance: Professional Negligence – ranked: Tier 6 (London)

    “Healys LLP handles claimant work for clients in disputes against a range of professions, including solicitors, valuers, architects, IFAs, construction and financial services professionals. The team is acting for a private individual in a claim against its former solicitors regarding alleged failure to deal with an employment claim, and represented Dreamvar (UK) in a claim against two firms of solicitors concerning a fraudulent property transaction. Dispute resolution head Robert Johnson is ‘bright, commercial and manages to master the detail while at the same time being focused entirely on the commercial aims of the client’. Jerome O’Sullivan is ‘tenacious and a strong negotiator’. David Bailey joined from Shakespeare Martineau LLP in 2016.”

    TMT (technology, media and telecoms): Media and entertainment (including media finance) – ranked: Tier 5 (London)

    “Healys LLP is praised for its ‘entrepreneurial approach’ and advice on IP, disputes, licensing, commercial matters and rights protection in the media and entertainment sector. David Schollenberger acts for broadcasters, production companies, social media websites, musicians, actors, content suppliers and authors on commercial matters, agreements and licences. Nicholas Taylor ‘has great instinct for the strengths in cases’ and specialises in media law, including defamation, IP and rights protection. Martin John handles non-contentious media matters and Andrew Sparrow is noted for his expertise in internet and digital commercial instructions.”

     

    Chambers & Partners Rankings 2018

    Band 4 – Professional Negligence  – London, Robert Johnson

    Robert Johnson of Healys is “very thorough and commercially minded,” according to sources. He focuses on advising claimants, and assists them with disputes involving a full range of professionals.”

     

     

    Law Firm Services Regional Conveyancer Of The Year 2018  : Shortlisted

     

    Mortgage Awards – Mortgage Conveyancer of the Year 2018 : Winner

    The Mortgage Awards, from MoneyAge, acknowledge and reward outstanding achievement in the UK mortgage space. Judged by high-profile industry representatives, the announcement was made at a gala event at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London on May 10th.

    Kiri Kkoshi, Partner and Head of Real Estate, said: “We are thrilled to have won Mortgage Conveyancer of the Year. This award is testament not only to our customer-focused conveyancing transactions but also to our continued commitment to exemplary levels of customer service. I am proud of my team, whose unceasing dedication and hard work during an adverse time for the conveyancing sector, has made this achievement possible.”

    Marios Pattihis, Senior Partner, comments: “Winning such a prestigious award, and one that is focused on recognising consistently good service, is a great accomplishment for our conveyancing department and for the firm as a whole. This award is recognition of both the hard work of all our staff and of our successes over the past year. We look forward to future challenges as Healys continues to go from strength to strength.”

     

    Legal 500 Rankings 2017

    Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence: claimant – ranked: Tier 3 (Brighton)

    TMT (technology, media and telecoms): Media and entertainment (including media finance) – ranked: Tier 5 (London)

    Insurance: Professional Negligence – ranked: Tier 7 (London)

     

     

    Chambers & Partners Rankings 2017

    Band 4 – Professional Negligence  – London, Robert Johnson

    Robert Johnson of Healys earns plaudits for his “wealth of experience and strong commercial views.” He is recognised for his experience representing claimants, and his recent activity includes advising on disputes related to property purchases, insurance contract terminations and fund misappropriation claims.”

     

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