Bondholder Legal Eagles

Many of our Bondholder Solicitors have recently announced exciting news or initiatives they are currently working on including a £100 deal, double awards nominations, double accreditations, long service awards and even supporting work experience students from fellow Bondholder Derby College.

First up, Freeths has advised on the sale of 24 care homes in a deal worth more than £100m. Led by its National Head of Corporate, Karl Jansen:

It’s great to have been involved in one of the biggest care sector deals this year
— Karl Jansen, National Head of Corporate at Freeths

Freeths advised on a £100m care home deal which included 24 care homes.


Quamer Ghafoor, Flint Bishop

Quamer Ghafoor, Flint Bishop

Next hitting the headlines, Flint Bishop's leading debt recovery service has been shortlisted for two prestigious awards organised by the Credit and Risk Collections magazine. Flint was nominated for the "Legal and Enforcement" and "Collections" awards, adding to various previous accolades earlier on in the year.

These awards evidence our ability to deliver high quality legal advice across the whole of England and Wales
— Qamer Ghafoor, Managing Partner of Commercial Services and Head of Litigation at Flint Bishop

Two lawyers at Bondholder Nelsons Solicitors have achieved membership to the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS), illustrating the firm's expertise in the area.

Noel McNicholas has been an associate member of ACTAPS for two years, enabling him to apply for full membership which he secured this month.

Nicola Parr has also reached a milestone in her ACTAPS membership receiving associate membership status earlier in the year.

Noel McNicholas, Nelsons Solicitors

Nicola Parr, Nelsons Solicitors


Staff at Smith Partnership celebrating their long service awards with Partner, Russell Davies (centre, back)

Smith Partnership has been celebrating the impressive 150 years' worth of combined service between six of its staff who have been presented with rewards to mark their continuous service and for delivering outstanding support to the firm.

The number of staff receiving long service awards is a testament to Smith Partnership’s dedication to creating sustainable careers within the firm
— Russell Davies, Partner at Smith Partnership

Finally, Geldards has given a week's worth of work experience to a Derby College business student in a move which further strengthens the firm's close links with the college.

While she was with us, Nicola spent a day in our family, corporate, commercial, dispute resolution and employment departments to gain a broader insight into the work of our various teams
— Nino Simone, Partner at Geldards

Geldards has a long-established relationship with Derby College and is keen to build on this through work experience placements like Nicola's.

Partner at Geldards, Nino Simone (left) pictured with Derby College student Nicola Wetton.