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Commercial Law Chambers of the Year in England 23 Essex Street Colin Perrin Senior Commercial Clerk Tel: +44 (0)161 870 9969 23 Essex Street is one of England’s leading sets of barristers’ chambers, with premises in the heart of London’s legal district, Manchester and Nottingham. Traditionally a criminal and regulatory practice, with some of the most wellregarded QCs and junior barristers in the country, taking on some of its most high-profile cases, it launched its commercial team in July 2015. 23ES Commercial was formed initially of 11 specialist commercial barristers and their clerk who joined as a team from a boutique set of chambers. In the last 6 months, the group has augmented with the selective recruitment of experienced and exceptional counsel from elsewhere and now offers a team of 14 barristers, offering a range of seniority and expertise. The aim of 23ES Commercial is to offer the eloquent advocacy, expert knowledge and intellectual ability expected of barristers specialising in this area, combined with approachability, client friendliness and a commercial, honest approach to fees. Our

barristers enjoy working as part of a team, and we are committed to building relationships with solicitors and other professionals to the benefit of ourselves and our clients. To this end, the commercial group offers seminars and in-house training across a range of legal topics and can provide bespoke programmes on request. The barristers at 23ES Commercial offer expert advice, drafting, negotiation and advocacy, supported by friendly, dedicated clerking. The leading industry directory, ‘The Legal 500’, describes the clerking as “efficient and responsive” and ranks a number of the team’s barristers as leaders in the field of commercial, banking, insolvency and chancery law. This commercial expertise complements 23 Essex Street’s other specialisms. For example, chambers has recently been running a seminar looking at criminal and civil actions that may be brought against misfeasant company directors. In addition, to meet the demands of the developing legal services market, 23 Essex

Street offers qualified mediators and charted arbitrators as well as facilities for your mediation or arbitration. Testimonials “The level of skill and breadth of knowledge across the board is very high, making them a one stop shop for all your commercial needs. The clerking is second to none; efficient, personal and flexible.” Lisa Shacklock - Partner Turner Parkinson LLP “I have always been extremely impressed by the level of advocacy skills demonstrated by the team. They are consistently excellent in court, and can when required be formidable adversaries. They are very good at distilling complex legal arguments into accessible and well-judged submissions, and are tactically astute litigators.” Daniel Draper - Partner Farleys Solicitors

Cost Management Consulting Firm of the Year in England BCR Associates Ltd Richard Dormer Managing Director Tel: +44 (0)3330 433 233 Twitter: @bcrassociates BCR Associates is a cost management consultancy that works with SMEs and larger corporate companies throughout the lifetime of their business to increase efficiency, manage risk, ensure compliance and rationalise essential procurement costs. In an ever-changing economy where financial uncertainty is rife, businesses face many challenges and increasing pressure to reduce essential spend, streamline internal processes and remain compliant with current legislations. Protecting businesses from potential risk and keeping control of business overheads is crucial to maximising growth and long-term profitability. BCR Associates was formed in 2005 and since then our supply chain has grown from strength to strength. We now have a panel of over 40 suppliers, furnishing us with the ability to help clients streamline essential spend across eight key service areas: energy, telecoms, business supplies, insurance, finance, water, HR and H&S and vehicles. Rather than focusing on just one of these service areas, our holistic approach means that we analyse our client’s purchase ledger to identify where savings and


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BCR Associates provide a fully managed service and work with businesses across a broad spectrum of industry sectors. efficiencies can be made across all our service areas. We offer our expertise and procurement strategies to businesses nationwide. BCR Associates provide a fully managed service and work with businesses across a broad spectrum of industry sectors but with particular expertise in manufacturing, professional services, care, retail, education and hospitality. We understand that every business is different and are sympathetic to the unique set of challenges that each sector faces. Our team of experienced consultants and panel of suppliers allow us to offer bespoke client solutions, finetune operations and set the foundations for future growth and stability. Richard Dormer, Managing Director of BCR Associates, comments: “As a business owner, I understand the importance of effective

cost management. Our objective is to help organisations to become more profitable through assisting with procurement strategies, freeing up precious resource and time so that Owners/Managers can concentrate on front-line duties. We are delighted to be awarded ‘Cost Management Consulting Firm of the Year’ as it is a testament to our hard work and dedication to our clients. We look forward to helping more businesses in the future.” We are proud of the long-standing relationships that we have built with our clients over the years and BCR Associates are the profit improvement consultants of choice for thousands of businesses around the UK. Our unique business model offers a no-obligation review of a business’s cost base and returns 100% of savings identified to the client. Our aim is to become a key part of our client’s outsourced management team. Going forward we will continue to build trusted business relationships with our clients, helping to improve profitability, reduce overheads and implement watertight procurement strategies across our network.

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