At Blacks, we specialise in providing expert practical advice to healthcare providers in a cost effective manner.
You can contact our specialists in a number of ways.
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Richard Buono qualified as a Solicitor in 2001 and joined Blacks Solicitors in 2006, where he is currently a Partner in the Corporate & Commercial team.
Richard regularly deals with corporate acquisitions, disposals, restructures, and the preparation of shareholders’ agreements and general commercial documents for Owner Managed Businesses (OMBs).
Examples of Richard’s work include: acting for the owners of a construction company in the sale of their business to a PLC for £9m; handling a £7.1m management buyout; acting in the purchase of a hotel for £5m; and dealing with the sale of shares in a renewable energy business for £3.75m.
In addition, Richard is Head of Blacks’ specialist Healthcare team where he acts for a large number of GP practices, advising them on partnership matters, joint ventures and other collaborative arrangements. He also acts for dentists and pharmacists, particularly in respect of business acquisitions and disposals.
James Teagle joined Blacks Solicitors in 2012. He became a Partner in 2015 and currently heads-up Blacks’ Property Litigation team.
James has 15 years’ hands-on experience of resolving land and property-based disputes, and of dealing with estate management issues. This experience includes: business tenancy renewals; landlord and tenant disputes relating to service charge, rent review and dilapidations; and land disputes in respect of restrictive covenants, easements, trespass and claims for possession. James also specialises in working with LPA receivers and for secured lenders.
He is regularly involved in complex, high value claims and is recognised by The Legal 500 for his “measured approach and technical know how”. James also works closely with his property colleagues advising on large transactions which require specialist litigation input.
In addition, James is an active member of the Property Litigation Association and sits on its Northern Committee.
James is recognised by The Legal 500 as “incredibly helpful” and for having “an excellent grasp of the technical issues”.
Paul Kelly joined Blacks Solicitors in 2002, where he trained, qualified, and became a Partner in 2011. He is Head of the Employment team and supports Owner Managed Businesses (OMBs) and senior executives.
Having practiced exclusively in employment law for 14 years, Paul is regarded as an experienced practitioner who is known for his common sense approach to dealing with employment disputes and his focus on achieving the best commercial outcome for his clients.
He specialises in advising on redundancy, restructuring, grievances, disciplinary procedures, and employment litigation, and has particular expertise in advising on and negotiating senior exit strategies on behalf of employers and employees.
Paul is frequently asked to provide commentary for national publications on a vast range of employment and HR issues such as the gig economy, the display of religious symbols at work and bereavement leave.
He is recognised by the Legal 500 as being a “phenomenal lawyer”, “personable” and “technically strong.”
Networking organisations we are members of:
Apex BNI (Leeds) (Tuesday morning)
Contact: Euan Lawrence
Business Connections Bradford BCB (Bradford) Contact: Chris Allen
Our agents in Scotland:
Wright Johnston & Mackenzie LLP, Edinburgh and Glasgow
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