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Flint Bishop is a multi-award winning firm of Solicitors
We are made up of some of the most talented solicitors and legal experts in the Midlands.

Our 170 professionals use their technical skills for one mission: to make sure the law helps you achieve your goals as efficiently as…

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We feel the best way to show you the quality of our legal services is with client testimonials.

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What legal problem are you facing?
Is your debt collection not as efficient as you need? Are you sure your commercial contracts do not leave you vulnerable? Maybe you are thinking about buying a new commercial building or maybe even buying your competitor?

No matter what legal…

Commercial Contracts

Solicitors to solve more than just your contractual problems
Regardless of the size of your business, institution or other organisation, the range of commercial issues you face, from contractual risk through to time consuming compliance requirements, expands as you grow and as the law changes.

We know how valuable it…

Commercial Debt Recovery

Looking to improve your commercial debt recovery results?
We are the winners of all three nationally recognised debt recovery awards.

We specialise in volume B2B collections and offer:

24-hour turnaround for bulk LBA distribution;
Dedicated client teams with legally qualified case handlers – even for ‘pre-legal’ collections;
Online case…

Commercial Dispute Resolution

Our solicitors give you clear litigation advice
If you have had any legal disputes in your business, you know how painful they can be. At best they are time consuming. At worst they cost you money, relationships and – maybe worst of all – your reputation.

Yet sadly, in today’s increasingly…

Commercial Property

What commercial property legal advice do you need help with?
We are one of the East Midlands leading law firms in this complex and evolving market and our team includes specialists recommended by industry titles The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

As you would expect from a leading regional…

Construction Law

Construction & Engineering Legal Advice
If you have experience of managing legal disputes or procurement contracts in the construction and engineering sector, you’ll know how complicated these can be. It is not an overstatement to say that construction disputes, both large and small, can disrupt your building projects, costing…

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What Corporate Legal Advice Do You Need?
You, like everyone we help, will have different business plans for different reasons.

For instance, you might have decided the time is right to grow your business. If so, you might need to raise finance for marketing, product development or staff recruitment. Or…


Employment law advice from award-winning solicitors
Employment law has developed significantly over the last ten years and consequently, the risk of breaching employment law has increased dramatically.

Our team of employment solicitors recognise that businesses need to balance the risks with the need to make commercial and practical decisions…

Alcohol & Entertainment Licensing

Our licensing solicitors keep your licensed premises open
We understand the law, your business and the markets in which you operate. And we also know that keeping your premises open and trading is critical to your business.

One of the problems you face is ensuring your premises are correctly licensed…

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Derby Solicitors Helping You & Your Family
If you’re like most people, you will need help from a solicitor as some stage in your life.

Sometimes this help is for a happy occasions, like buying a house or organising a pre-nuptial agreement for your forthcoming wedding. Others times…

Flint Bishop sponsors two major events in Ashbourne this year

Flint Bishop are delighted to sponsor two major events in Ashbourne this summer.
The firm employs over 170 members of staff which has offices in both Ashbourne and Derby and has been established for more than a century.

The Ashbourne office is based on St. John Street and is headed…

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Family solicitors to help you make the right choices
My team of experienced solicitors can advise you on all aspects of relationship breakdown, including the financial implications and arrangements for your children. My family team at Flint Bishop is one of the largest and most respected in the East Midlands…

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Conveyancers and legal professional to make your move simple
Our Conveyancers and legal professionals get you what you want without leaving you frustrated – or out of pocket.

No matter whether you are buying your first house or looking to add another property to your portfolio, you will not find a…

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Will Writing, Probate Service, Tax Planning & Trusts
If you have ever experienced the death of a loved one, then you will understand what a difficult and emotional time it can be.

That is why planning for your own death will really help those you leave behind and, in my…

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Awards for our solicitors & lawyers
If one of your ways of judging a law firm’s quality is how many awards they have won, this page might reassure you.

That is because over the past few years, we have won eight national awards, one international award, been highly commended…

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Legal jobs and other careers with Flint Bishop Solicitors
If you are looking for a rewarding career with a leading law firm, look no further. We are always looking for talented and enthusiastic people to work with us; people who share the same values as us and understand how to…

Commercial law and the Bribery Act 2010

Does the Bribery Act affect you?
If you run a business in the UK then the simple answer is yes. The Bribery Act is a piece of legislation which came into effect on 1 July 2011.  It replaces previous UK legislation on the prevention of bribery and corruption, which was…

Commercial Contract Law Agency Agreements

Appointing a Sales Agent and the law
If you are looking for someone to sell on your goods and services without giving them an exclusive territory or the right to set their own pricing, then appointing a Sales Agent might be the best way forward.
What is agency?
Agency is…

Contract Law

Want to know more about contract law? This might help you
Contract law, or commercial contracts, take many forms and if you are interested in agreements that deal specifically with agency, distribution or computer software or hardware, please click one of these links above to go to our specialist web…

Commercial Law Distribution Agreements

Commercial Law. Distribution Agreements
If you are looking for someone to sell on your goods and services that is prepared to hold stock and bear the cost of sales and promotion, then a distribution agreement might be the best way forward.
What is a distribution agreement?
A distribution agreement is…

Commercial Contract Law. Information Technology

Information technology and the law
Information Technology, or just IT, plays an ever more important part in both our personal and business lives.  With the development of increasingly portable and easy to use technology such as smart phones and tablets and the growing value of a digital economy, this is…

Commercial Law Intellectual Property

What is intellectual  property?
Whilst it is difficult to define exactly what intellectual property is, many forms of intellectual property are easy to recognise.  Indeed many of the world’s biggest businesses derive the majority of their value from intellectual property assets.

Broadly speaking, intellectual property breaks down into the…

The Role of Contracts in Your School

Commercial Contract in Schools
We all enter into contracts on a regular basis, whether in our personal lives or in connection with our businesses.

Much of the time, these contracts will be low value and low risk, such as the contract we make every time we make a purchase from…


What are our prices?
One of the main concerns that clients have about using lawyers is that they are perceived to be (and in some cases are) a very expensive service.  Unlike other services, however, lawyers are often reluctant to provide a price for a job, quoting an hourly rate…

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Derby quad combine forces to help bring ‘Newlife’ to Derby Cathedral

Smith Cooper, Flint Bishop, Purely Digital and NatWest have joined forces to sponsor the upcoming concert at Derby Cathedral.
Friday 16th October will see highly anticipated Sonara Singers and the Eastwood Collieries Male Voice Choir visit Derby Cathedral.
The event is amongst one of the first concerts being held at…

Flint Bishop Boosts Commercial Law Team With New Partner Hire

Commercial Law News… New Partner Hire
Derby law firm Flint Bishop has announced Claire Tonks, an experienced Commercial Contracts Lawyer, joined the Commercial Law team on 9th June as a partner in their Derby office.
Claire joins from the Commercial Law team at Geldards, where she was a Senior Associate…

Contract Law: Flint Bishop Score a Lip-Smacking Take Away Deal

Deal News… Contracts Law
David Miller, Partner and Head of Contract Law at Flint Bishop Solicitors has advised Derby County Football Club on a three year deal with its new shirt sponsor JUST EAT.  

JUST EAT operates the world’s largest online marketplace for ordering takeaway online, providing consumers with…

Golf Tournament Raises £3,000 for Derbyshire Youth Charity

Derby law firm Flint Bishop has helped raise over £3,000 for Derbyshire charity Sporting Futures by organizing and promoting the charity’s annual Corporate Cup Golf Tournament for the third year running.
Over 50 local businesses took part in the 4BBB golf tournament, which was held last week at…

Flint Bishop Gallop Ahead – this time advising on a multi-million pound shareholding acquisition

The corporate team at Flint Bishop Solicitors has advised Altrad Beaver 84, a subsidiary of the Altrad Group, on becoming the major shareholder in the Star Events Group – a leading scaffolding and seating provider to global events such as The Royal Windsor Horse Show, V Festival and Download Festival.

Flint Bishop Helps Ivygrove Developments Buy & Develop 15 Acres of Former Derby Wireworks

Derby law firm, Flint Bishop LLP, has helped Ivygrove Developments acquire the freehold of the 15 acre Draka Cables site from parent company Prysmian Group.
The acquisition allows Ivygrove to demolish all but a few of the old industrial buildings on the site and start anew.

The scheme will be…

One of your sales team told me to ignore the renewals clause

Debt Recovery News
How bold statements like this could contribute to your bad debts
Have your debtors ever feedback that your sales reps have made false promises? Maybe they feel as though your marketing material has mismanaged their expectations of your products or services.
I’m sure that your Credit…

This helps you avoid the courts, but is it right for your business?

Debt Recovery News
Free chart – print this and stick it to your wall
If you are like most of the professionals I know, you will want to avoid taking your debtors to court to collect your money.
The reasons for this are obvious:

Cost: Your costs might outweigh the value…

Flint Bishop Helps Derby County Secure Significant Investment from Local Multi-Millionaire

Leading Derby law firm Flint Bishop has helped Derby County Football Club secure a significant stake from local business tycoon, Mel Morris.
Morris, who was born in Derby, is one of the UK’s richest businessmen. He has ran several successful businesses but is probably best known for his current…

Flint Bishop nominated for ‘Litigation Team of the Year’

Derby law firm Flint Bishop, has fought off fierce competition and has been shortlisted for the ‘Litigation Team of the Year’ at the Credit Today Awards in London.
This will add to their prestigious ‘Legal Recovery Firm of the Year’ win at Credit Today’s Debt Collection Awards for 2013…

Flint Bishop picks Bowers Electricals as Excellence in Manufacturing Award Winner

Bowers Electricals, the Heanor based manufacturer of Refurbished High Voltage and Low Voltage Power and Distribution equipment, has scooped the Manufacturing in Excellence Award at this year’s inaugural Derby Telegraph Business Awards, sponsored by Flint Bishop Solicitors.
Judging for the awards is based on a rigorous research that covers…

Flint Bishop and Ashgates advises on £multi-million sale of Derby business

Derby solicitors Flint Bishop and accountants Ashgates have advised the 4 former shareholders of water industry specialists Clear Environmental Consultants Ltd (Clear) on the sale of their business to RPS Environmental Management Limited, a subsidiary of RPS Group Plc, for a maximum consideration of £8.34 million.
Founded in 2003…

Flint Bishop shortlisted for another National Award

Flint Bishop Solicitors has been boasting great success over the past few weeks, with recognition across a variety of services.

This month, they have also scooped up an award shortlist, this time at the widely recognised leading solicitors and barrister publication, The Lawyer. The publication itself has been in existence…

Flint Bishop brings in Education specialist Solicitor

Flint Bishop Solicitors are pleased to announce the commencement of support from one of the region’s leading Education specialist Solicitor, John Walker.

John specialises in converting schools into Academies and the formation of Multi-Academy Trusts and Collaborative Academy Trusts. He has worked with schools at every stage in…

Leading Derby Dealmaker says M&A market is on the up

Corporate & Finance News
Head of corporate finance at Flint Bishop solicitors, Ran Oren has commented that he only expects M&A activity to increase during 2014, as business owners become more confident that the time is right to buy or sell.
His comments follow recent news from market…

‘Inspiring’ business merger helps strengthen care service

Corporate & Finance News
Derby law firm Flint Bishop has advised residential care company Inspiring the Next Generation Ltd on its merger with the child services division of Rushcliffe Care.
The merger has created the Esland Group, which stands for Eat Sleep Learn Achieve Nurture Dream. It specialises in caring…

Help us win this year’s Best Dressed Duck competition

Flint Bishop News

A giant rubber duck has been spotted on the Flint Bishop premises.
Its mission: to win the ‘Best Dressed Duck’ competition in this year’s Ey up mi duck race. And possibly ‘quack’ the record for the fastest time – sorry!

The race is held every June at…

Flint Bishop Expands its Construction & Commercial Property teams

Construction Law / Commercial Property News
The construction and commercial property teams at Derby law firm Flint Bishop are expanding to accommodate growing demand for its services, with three new solicitors appointed in only the last 12 months.
New Head of Construction & Engineering, Danielle Cafferkey, joins the firm from a…

Flint Bishop raises over £430 for the British Heart Foundation in just 8 hours

Flint Bishop News
Derby solicitors, Flint Bishop, has raised over £430 in just 8 hours for the British Heart Foundation, as part of the charity’s Ramp Up The Red initiative.
Staff were invited to dress down, wear something red and make a donation to the British Heart Foundation, which…

Civil Partnerships Will Need Dissolution to Marry in 2014

Family Law News: Civil Partnerships
The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 will enable same sex couples to marry as from 29 March 2014.
However, it may come as something of a bombshell to couples who are already in Civil Partnerships to learn that the partnership cannot be converted to…

Flint Bishop Sponsors the Biggest Sporting Futures Derby 10K Yet

Flint Bishop News: Derby 10k 2014
Derby law firm Flint Bishop LLP is sponsoring the 2014 Sporting Futures Derby 10K for the fifth year running.
This year’s Sporting Futures Derby 10K is set to be the biggest yet, with over 5,000 runners from across the East Midlands taking…

Imagin wins Flint Bishop Legal Excellence Award

Flint Bishop News: Legal Excellence Award
Derby College law student, Imagin Shore, has won the Flint Bishop Legal Excellence Award 2013 for presenting the best answer to a challenging competition question on law governing clinical negligence and genetics.
The award was presented to her at a special Celebration Evening held…

Flint Bishop to be a Headline Sponsor of Derby Telegraph Business Awards

Flint Bishop News
Derby law firm, Flint Bishop, is to be one of the headline sponsors of the inaugural Derby Telegraph Business Awards 2014.
As part of its support for the Awards it will be sponsoring the Excellence in Manufacturing Award.

What are the Derby Telegraph Business Awards?

The Derby…

Flint Bishop raises over £10,000 for charity

Flint Bishop News
Derby law firm, Flint Bishop, raised over £10,000 in 2013 for a variety of local and national charities.
Almost £5,000 went to Macmillan Cancer Support, raised through coffee mornings and free wills donations. The charity provides practical, medical and financial support for people suffering with…

Flint Bishop gets top diversity ranking for employing female associates

Flint Bishop News
Derby solicitors Flint Bishop LLP has been named the most diverse law firm in the UK for the number of female associates it employs, according to this year’s Black Solicitors Network Diversity League Table (DLT).
Now in its eight year, the Diversity League Table is the…

Flint Bishop wins Legal Recovery Firm of the Year at Debt Collection Awards 2013

Debt Recovery News
Derby law firm Flint Bishop has been named ‘Legal Recovery Firm of The Year’ at this year’s national Debt Collection Awards.
The Awards’ judging committee praised Flint Bishop for its approach to debt recovery, in particular citing innovation and excellent financial results, along with high satisfaction…

Flint Bishop sponsors Melbourne Rugby Club

Flint Bishop News
Continuing its commitment to local sport, Derby solicitors Flint Bishop is sponsoring Melbourne RFC.
The Club currently has over three Senior sides, a Colts side, 300 Mini and Junior players and three girls’ sides. It is not only looking forward to a strong season on the playing…

Flint Bishop Helps €600M Multinational Acquire UK Scaffolding Giant

Corporate & Finance News
The corporate finance department of Derby law firm Flint Bishop has helped French multinational Altrad, which has a worldwide turnover of over €600M, to increase its share of the UK scaffolding market by acquiring the Trad group of companies.
With an annual turnover of around £45m…

“Regional Heavyweight” gets top Legal 500 recognition

Flint Bishop News
Outstanding legal expertise and high praise from clients has led to excellent rankings for Derby law firm Flint Bishop in leading legal guide, Legal 500 2013.
Classed as a “regional heavyweight” and described as “absolutely excellent”, the firm has had fourteen of its practice areas and twelve…

Flint Bishop and Smith Cooper help MPS Care Group with corporate finance and commercial property deal

Corporate & Finance and
Commercial Property News
Corporate Finance legal specialists Flint Bishop and accountants and business advisors Smith Cooper, have helped national nursing home provider MPS Care Group buy eight nursing homes from its former landlord, Quercus Healthcare. They have also helped them to refinance their existing portfolio of…

Golf Tournament Raises £3000 For Youth Charity

Flint Bishop News
Over 60 local business people took part in Sporting Future’s annual Corporate Cup Golf Tournament last week and helped raise over £3000 for the Derby charity.
Derby law firm Flint Bishop helped organize and promote the tournament to clients and contacts in the local business sector…

Flint Bishop leads the sale of established Derby firm

Corporate & Finance News
Derby law firm Flint Bishop has assisted with the sale of Derby builders merchants, J F Beale Ltd, which supplies building and landscaping materials to the trade and public.
The family-owned business has been trading for over thirty years but owners Steven and Jenny Beale…

Flint Bishop Wins Award For Marketing Success

Flint Bishop News
Flint Bishop has been named winner of the ‘Master Contact Relationship Manager Award’ in the Thomson Reuters Elite Business Development Innovation Awards.
We won the award for conducting the most successful marketing campaign using Contact Manager™ This state-of-the-art customer relationship management (CRM) solution is…

Flint Bishop achieves ‘Committed to Equality’ kite mark from Sight Ed

Flint Bishop News
Derby law firm Flint Bishop has been awarded Sight Ed’s ‘Committed to Equality’ kite mark as proof of its commitment to providing quality legal support to disabled people.
The law firm achieved the kite mark after most of its employees went through disability awareness training with…

Is a zombie company putting you at risk?

Debt Recovery News
‘Zombie company’ is a new term for an old situation: a company that may still be trading, but only just. Although not financially viable, it continues to trade because the banks, other group companies or investors are propping it up – and probably can’t afford to pull…

Flint Bishop helps Aspin Group acquire McGrattan Piling Ltd

Corporate & Finance News
Derby solicitors Flint Bishop and Smith Cooper accountants have assisted in the acquisition of the trade business and assets of McGrattan Piling Ltd by Aspin Group. The Group delivers foundations to all superstructures within the Railway environment and across industry.
Aspin chose Partner and Head of…

Flint Bishop sponsors Derby College’s Peak Awards

Flint Bishop News
Derby law firm Flint Bishop is delighted to have once again supported Derby College’s Peak Awards by sponsoring this year’s ‘Academic Studies Student of the Year Award’.
The Peak Awards is a high-profile annual event run by Derby College to celebrate staff and student…

Flint Bishop shortlisted for top UK legal award

Flint Bishop News… Legal Award Nomination
Hot on the heels of winning the ‘Award for Innovation’ at the Halsbury Legal Awards, Derby-based law firm Flint Bishop is now on the shortlist for the ultimate award in the legal profession: the ‘Law Firm of the Year Award’ in The Lawyer…

Flint Bishop Wins Award for Innovation

Flint Bishop News… Award for Innovation
Derby law firm Flint Bishop has fought off fierce competition to win the ‘Award for Innovation’ at the Halsbury Legal Awards in London. This is the second time in recent years Flint Bishop has won a national award for innovation.
The awards, organised by…

Flint Bishop Gets Top UK Ranking for Diversity

Flint Bishop News… Diversity League Table
Flint Bishop LLP employs more female associates than any other UK law firm according to the latest Black Solicitors Network Diversity League Table (DLT).
Sponsored by The Law Society, the DLT is the legal profession’s premier diversity publication. Now in its seventh year…

Flint Bishop advises on Royal Crown Derby sale

Corporate & Finance News… Royal Crown Derby
Law firm Flint Bishop LLP has advised iconic British brand Royal Crown Derby on its sale to Stoke-on-Trent based Steellite International Plc.
The sale, which took place on the 18th December, sees Royal Crown Derby remain in independent hands and firmly…

Rolls-Royce investigates bribery allegations

Commercial Contracts News… The Bribery Act

A recent High Court decision has underlined the importance of getting your consumer contracts right.
It is important that when drafting a contract for services with a consumer that:

As you are probably aware, Rolls-Royce has been asked by the Serious Fraud Office…

Qamer Ghafoor: The 'A-Star' Litigator

Commercial Litigation News… Qamer Ghafoor
Qamer Ghafoor, Head of Commercial Litigation at Flint Bishop Solicitors, provides an insight into his successful career in the law and how he has transformed the firm’s litigation department.
The first thing you see when you enter Qamer’s office is the array of…

The Bribery Act – SFO toughens its stance

Construction & Engineering News… The Bribery Act

With construction identified as a high risk industry and many engineering contracts being international, prosecution for a breach of the Bribery Act is a real risk.
And whilst many companies might feel more familiar with the requirements of The Bribery Act 2010 since…

Firm Values

You can trust the values of our solicitors
No matter whether you are looking for legal advice to help your business or to solve a personal problem, you will want the highest quality service given by solicitors with strong values.

After all, you are paying for advice from qualified and…

Who needs the lottery when you have a rich ex

The Supreme Court has today, allowed a former Wife to make a claim against the Husband she separated from 31 years ago.

Mr Vince and Ms Wyatt met as students in their early 20s and married in 1981. They separated just 2 years later and divorced in 1992.

Ms Wyatt…


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Corporate & Social Responsibility

Flint Bishop’s Corporate & Social Responsibility
As a leading firm of solicitors in the Midlands, we know our activities have an impact on the environment. So everyone at Flint Bishop, from solicitors, lawyers and legal professionals to support staff and service providers, takes their role in the community seriously…

Flint Bishop Solicitors helping Derby Entrepreneurs

Flint Bishop Solicitors – launching an event for entrepreneurs

On Thursday, November 6 Derbyshire entrepreneurs came together for the inaugural Derby University Network of Entrepreneurs event.

Led by the University of Derby’s Business School and sponsored by leading law firm Flint Bishop Solicitors, the event gave local, national and international…

Defendant Personal Injury

How our defendant personal injury solicitors can help you
Our solicitors and legal professionals defend some of the country’s leading brands, motor insurers and local authorities against 1,000s of personal injury claims each year.

For instance, we have been the sole personal injury solicitors helping the Land Registry…

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Solicitors Helping Entrepreneurs

How Flint Bishop Solicitors is helping Derby’s entrepreneurs
Create & Connect is our way of helping you
One of the areas that entrepreneurs struggle with is connecting with the right people.  Time is precious when you are starting a new business and it takes a lot of effort to…

Equality & Diversity

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How does the latest budget affect your divorce settlement?

Your tipple of choice may be cheaper, but how does the latest budget affect your divorce settlement?
The good…

With pension freedoms extending to existing pensioners, you may have more flexibility to reach a settlement that meets your family’s needs.  Pensions will no longer be seen as just an…

Flint Bishop announces major recruitment drive

One of the largest law firms in the East Midlands, Flint Bishop LLP, is seeking to increase staff by almost 21% into the first quarter of the new financial year, across two sites – Derby and Ashbourne.

Following a new management  structure, which has seen Andrew Cochrane take over as Senior…

Flint Bishop get ready for the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon Team Challenge

Six legal eagles from Derby solicitors Flint Bishop are amongst the first to enter the Team Challenge event as part of the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon which will be held for the first time in Derby this July.
The two teams made up from the Corporate and Commercial Litigation departments…

Flint Bishop win national licensing work

Flint Bishop LLP has been appointed sole provider of licensing advice for all Star Pubs & Bars (leased pub business of global brewing giant, Heineken).
The law firm already provide legal advice to part of the brewer’s leased pub estate – but this decision gives Flint Bishop the entire estate…

Flint Bishop pledges second helping of support to entrepreneurs in the City

Flint Bishop offers its second entrepreneur programme to the City, this time to students of Derby College.
The Entrepreneur Lounge, which is being run as part of the Entrepreneur Academy, is taking place as a series of six interactive workshops broken down into six key topics. The programme will cover…

Start-Up Businesses: Optimising Investment

Investor perks for start-up businesses
Whether you are a start-up business or an investor, this should be of interest to you.

Two government schemes, known as EIS and SEIS, have served to create far greater financial incentives for those considering investing into start-up companies. Understanding these could…

Flint Bishop Present Awards to Derby University Students

Flint Bishop were delighted to support the University of Derby ‘Student Placement Awards Ceremony’ on 29th January.
Commercial Partner, Claire Tonks, presented the awards to the students at The Hub, in recognition of the successful completion of their year-long work placements.

Claire Tonks said, “It was a great opportunity…

Flint Bishop announces two new Partners promotions

Leading law firm Flint Bishop LLP, has announced two new promotions to its partnership just two weeks after a major recruitment drive was announced.
Established a century ago, the firm has grown substantially in the last few years both in terms of size and reputation.

Lorna Trueman who joined Flint…

Flint Bishop is delighted to sponsor Derby University Network of Entrepreneurs’ next event

On Wednesday 22nd April, Derby University will be hosting its second instalment of DUNE, which includes networking with budding entrepreneurs and businesses in the region.

The event, which takes place at Igors, iPro Stadium, promises to be a great opportunity and runs from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. It will…



At Flint Bishop Solicitors, we always like to keep you up-to-date with the latest legal issues that may affect you and your business. We regularly publish legal updates and opinions on legal matters, which can be found throughout this website.
However, below are some of our upcoming…

Flint Bishop Corporate Team advise on regions largest deals

Flint Bishop are delighted to support one of the largest deals in the region, involving Derby County Football Club and Mel Morris, which took place this month.
Partner and Head of Corporate Finance, Ran Oren, supported by Martyn Brierley and William Bowler from the Corporate team and Stephen McCarthy on…

Flint Bishop secures major contract for an additional five years

Flint Bishop Solicitors, one of the largest independent law firms in the East Midlands, is delighted to have secured the debt recovery work of global publishing giant, LexisNexis for the next five years.

LexisNexis is the leading provider of information and business solutions in the legal, risk management, corporate, government…

Flint Bishop announce fifth major award nomination

Flint Bishop Solicitors are delighted to announce another shortlist nomination for “Legal / Judicial Services Provider of the Year” at this year’s Collections & Customer Service Awards hosted by Credit Today.
The awards are organised by global publishing giant, Athene Publishing, which is the home for Credit Today, the UK…

Flint Bishop strengthens its insurance litigation offering with a number of lateral hires to aid in the development of its new Counter Fraud team.

Flint Bishop is delighted to announce another major appointment as part of their on-going programme of expansion.
The Defendant Insurance Department has recruited Raj Sumal, who is appointed within the Counter Fraud Team, after his move from DAC Beachcroft.

Raj qualified as a Solicitor in 2007 and over the…

Helping you prepare: Lasting Powers of Attorney or Court of Protection

There have been a worrying number of headlines recently regarding dementia statistics such as “One in three people born in the UK this year are predicted to develop dementia in their lifetime”. This was a recent BBC headline based on information provided by Alzheimer’s Research UK.
The charity has…

Family Law - “A Strange Proposition”

Last week, the Court of Appeal had to hear arguments from yet another former cohabiting couple, namely Mr Ashmore and Ms Woodward.
As I wrote in one of my recent posts, “According to the Office for National Statistics, more than 6 million couples in the UK cohabit. This is over…

Flint Bishop thanks University of Derby for its Graduates

The opening of the new Law School at One Friar Gate Square is on the horizon. We look back at how University of Derby built some of our most valued members of staff to date.
Flint Bishop employs a number of University of Derby graduates across multiple disciplines, including Claire…

Flint Bishop partners with Derby College to help support local entrepreneur

Entrepreneurial Student’s Business Plans Blossom With Funding and Mentoring Support
A mature learner at Derby College is the first to have secured financial and mentoring support for her new business thanks to an innovative programme to promote students’ entrepreneurial plans, partnered with Flint Bishop Solicitors.

Kayleigh Whyte (25) from…

Flint Bishop announces double award nomination

Flint Bishop Solicitors has fought off stiff competition and has received a double nomination at this years’ Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) awards.
The firm, which has been nominated for eight awards this year, has now scooped the nominations in ‘Third Party Debt Collection Team of the Year’ and…

Flint Bishop announces a further five promotions this year

One of the largest independent law firms in the East Midlands announces another bout of promotions this year – promoting five Solicitors to Associates.
Since the start of the year, Flint Bishop has invested in a number of new staff hires – a recruitment drive which is set to increase the current…

Flint Bishop advises on warehouse property at Junction 28 of the M1

Flint Bishop are delighted to be part of a deal that will bring further employment and jobs to the district.
Clowes Developments (UK) Limited, owner of a new modern warehouse at Junction 28 of the M1, appointed Flint Bishop to undertake the legal work in connection with a new long…

Flint Bishop recruits six students for University of Derby

Flint Bishop recruits six students from the University of Derby.
With a number of new client wins and several new projects at the Derby head office, the firm are delighted to partner with the University to hire six new graduates to fulfil both the Debt Recovery offering as well as…

Flint Bishop reveals excellent Legal 500 results

Flint Bishop has revealed excellent results in this year’s Legal 500 directory and is described as being a regional “heavyweight”.
Flint Bishop has not only improved the scale of the work they are currently undertaking, they have also secured new clients such as multi-million pound turnover company, Autoglass…

Flint Bishop’s double nomination for debt recovery services

Flint Bishop has received a double nomination for Debt Recovery services.
Flint Bishop’s leading debt recovery service has been shortlisted for two prestigious awards organised by the Credit Collection and Risk magazine (CCR), in association with Marston Holdings. The award ceremony takes place in London on 6th October 2015…

Flint Bishop receive hat-trick nomination for Education Investor Awards

Flint Bishop Solicitors have received another shortlist at the ‘Education Investor Awards’ for its contribution to the education sector.
The firm have been nominated for the ‘Legal Advisors – to education institutions’ category. A category they have now been nominated for, for the past three years
This nomination recognises the firm…

Flint Bishop nominated for ‘Legal advisors to education institutions’

Flint Bishop have fought off fierce competition to be nominated for the award for ‘Legal Advisors to Education Institutions’ in this year’s Education Investor Awards.

The awards are organised by the Education Investor magazine which has been around for almost seventy years. They aim keep the education industry up…

Personal Injury Compensation and Divorce

How much of the compensation received by one party to a marriage or civil partnership for personal injuries they’ve suffered should be given to the other party on divorce or dissolution?
This is a question that is currently being considered by a Court in a divorce case between a…

What is meant by parental responsibility?

What is meant by parental responsibility? With help from ‘The Archers’
If you’re a regular listener of BBC Radio 4’s show, ‘The Archers’ you may be wondering why Rob Titchenor, he who likes to control everything, is so keen to become the “proper Daddy” of Henry Archer (the…

Flint Bishop wins major national award at this year’s prestigious CCR awards

Flint Bishop Solicitors are delighted to announce their success in winning the ‘Credit Excellence Award for Collections’ category at this year’s Credit Collection and Risk magazine (CCR) Credit Excellence Awards, the major event for the UK credit industry. 

This is the third time in the last couple of months…

Landlord and Tenants - Have you considered...

Have you considered that even though the Landlord and Tenant of a commercial property may have taken care to enter into a written Lease to record the terms of the tenancy, court cases have shown the importance of the parties reviewing their arrangements and ensuring they draw up a new…

Family Law: The role of a modern Mother/Father of the Bride/Groom

The Law Society has reported a rise in enquiries about pre-nuptial agreements (pre-nups).
In my experience as a Family Lawyer, a significant proportion of those enquiries come not from the bride or groom to be but from parents.
Prenuptial agreements are formal agreements made between couples in anticipation…

Gohil and Sharland: Victory for ex-wives in the Supreme Court

Gohil and Sharland: Victory for ex-wives in the Supreme Court

Two appeals were heard together by the Supreme Court and the Judgements were delivered on wednesday morning. The applications were made by Ms Sharland and Ms Gohil.

Ms Gohil originally settled her claims against her husband back in 2004…

Common Law Spouse – the truth behind the myth

According to the Office for National Statistics, more than 6 million couples in the UK cohabit. This is over twice as many as did 20 years ago. Many people who do cohabit believe that if they separate from their partner they have rights as a “common law spouse”, especially if…

Zero Hours Contract – Fighting Back

In May last year the legislation around Zero Hours Contracts was tightened up.  The main provisions that came into force was that any exclusivity clause within a Zero Hour Contract was unenforceable.

However, there was no real remedy for the worker involved.  This has now changed and this protection for…

Flint Bishop announces new hire and promotion within the Marketing dept.

Leading law firm, Flint Bishop Solicitors, are delighted to announce that Commercial Marketing Manager, Zoe Dowthwaite has been promoted to Head of Marketing with immediate effect, following the firm’s recent successes.

Zoe has been with the multi-award winning law firm for almost four years and has shot up…

Flint Bishop announces double success at the CICM British Credit Management Awards

Flint Bishop Solicitors are celebrating further successes after its Debt Collection department secured another award win, at the home of Europe’s largest credit community CICM (Chartered Institute of Credit Management) for the ‘Third Party Debt Collection Team of the Year’ category, then going on to be highly commended in…

Flint Bishop delighted to see Associate spot on Deda board

Flint Bishop Solicitors, neighbours of one of the key cultural organisations in the City- Déda, are delighted to see Employment Law Associate Laura Evans join the board.
Laura Evans has been with Flint Bishop for just over eight years and successfully completed her training contract with the firm. She…

Sleep Easy 2016

Flint Bishop participates in YMCA Sleep Easy 2016

Flint Bishop Solicitors are delighted to support the YMCA Sleep Easy 2016 event being held at the Derbyshire County Cricket Club on Friday 4th March.
The YMCA Sleep Easy event is a fundraising initiative challenging members of the public to “sleep rough so others don’t have to”. The event…

Wasted costs ordered against Amanda Cunliffe Solicitors and serious concerns raised by trial Judge over conduct

Wasted costs ordered against Amanda Cunliffe Solicitors and serious concerns raised by trial Judge over conduct
As well as successfully defending a fast track claim for compensation for personal injuries brought against their insurer client, Haven Insurance Company Limited, Flint Bishop Solicitors later secured a wasted costs order against the…

Flint Bishop Solicitors are delighted to support e4e

Flint Bishop Solicitors are delighted to support e4e (Enterprise 4 Education), an exciting public private sector partnership, which aims to link students around Derby with organisations across the region, with the sole purpose of raising young people’s aspirations, improve employability skills and to provider a larger pool of talent…

Inspire & Ignite

Empowering young people to follow their dreams – no matter what they are.
Flint Bishop has partnered with the University of Derby in the launch of its ‘Inspire & Ignite’ initiative aimed at supporting students to achieve their goals.

Have you always wanted to star in a radio show, work for…

Flint Bishop is delighted to announce the launch of ‘Inspire & Ignite’

We are delighted to partner with the University of Derby in the launch of ‘Inspire & Ignite’ initiative, which is aimed at supporting students to achieve their goals.

On Wednesday 16th March, Commercial Contracts Partner, Claire Tonks, introduced the project which offers support to students to achieve their dreams – whether…

Flint Bishop have been shortlisted for their third national debt recovery award this year

Flint Bishop is delighted to be shortlisted for our third national debt recovery award this year. This time under the ‘Best Legal Team’ category at the Credit Today Awards 2016.
In the last few years alone, Flint Bishop have secured major contracts across a multitude of household named clients. Many…


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Flint Bishop announces two additions to its Partnership

Flint Bishop Solicitors is pleased to welcome two new additions to its partnership, taking the total count to eighteen Partners across all disciplines.

The firm has continued to go from strength to strength across all departments. Not only does it boast large national household named clients, they have continued to…

Flint Bishop announces two new hires within Family Law team

Flint Bishop Solicitors has welcomed two new recruits to its Family Law team.
Kirpal Bidmead, Partner and Head of the Family Law team, has been with Flint Bishop for almost four years and has built up one of the most highly regarded departments in the region. Kirpal is now building…

Flint Bishop celebrates a national grand slam for ‘Best Legal Team’ at prestigious awards ceremony

Flint Bishop is revelling in success after winning all of the three nationally recognised debt recovery awards this year.
Last week, Flint Bishop was crowned ‘Best Legal Team’ by the Credit Today awards at a glamorous event held at the Grosvenor House Hotel.
Attendees included HM Revenue and Customs, Vodafone…

Flint Bishop are pleased to be acknowledged for its corporate work at prestigious black tie event

Last night, the Midlands Insider recognised leading firms at its annual ‘Dealmakers Dinner’ at a prestigious black tie event, to look back at some of the largest and most prestigious deals to hit the region.

The event was marked with an awards ceremony where Flint Bishop’s Corporate team acted…

Defendant Personal Injury Solicitor

Defendant Personal Injury Solicitor
In response to significant organic growth, we are currently on a recruitment drive to expand our 180 lawyers and staff.

We pride ourselves in delivering excellent client-focused services, with high retention rates of both clients and staff premised on sound financial stability.

We seek individuals…

Contracting Process

Getting the contracting process right helps ensure that you have a clear agreement and reduces the risk of disputes. Here is summary of stages that an ideal contracting process should follow from initial contact to the end of the contract.
1. Non-disclosure Agreement
Although there are laws that serve…

Flint Bishop announces appointment of new Corporate Partner

Flint Bishop Solicitors are welcoming Rachel Bennett as a new Partner to the business this month. 
Rachel is a specialist Corporate solicitor who has been based in the Leicester office of national law firm, Gateley plc for the last 4 years.
Rachel advises on a full range of corporate matters…

High Growth Business

Assisting your high growth business
Using our experience of working with a wide range of businesses (both as external advisors and part of in-house teams) we have drawn together services designed to help you get a grasp on your legal compliance, mitigate risk within your business and upskill your…

Flint Bishop’s Ashbourne office delighted with return of annual summer party

Flint Bishop’s Ashbourne office delighted with return of annual summer party
Friday 24th June was hailed a huge success in Ashbourne, after Flint Bishop held their summer party, hosted at their office on St John Street.
Led by one of the region’s best regarded Residential Conveyancer’s, Jane…

Commercial Dispute Resolution PA

Commercial Dispute Resolution PA
We currently have the above vacancy within our Commercial Dispute Resolution Department based in Derby.

The main responsibilities for this role are shown below and we are looking for the successful candidate to possess the following:
Experience/knowledge and skills

Previous PA/secretarial experience is essential…

Flint Bishop partners with Derby College to create FB Academy

Flint Bishop Solicitors has partnered with Derby College to develop the firm’s first training academy under the name of ‘FB Academy’.
This academy is aimed at up-skilling its 200-strong workforce over the course of the next few months with a range of training programmes from Roundhouse Thinking…

Grandparent's 'Rights'

Most people would agree that grandparents are a very important part of children’s lives (and vice versa). Research published in 2014 showed that 14% of grandparents (that’s around 1.9 million people) have reduced their working hours, given up a job or taken time off work to care…

Flint Bishop celebrates excellent Legal 500 results

Flint Bishop have yet again celebrated excellent results in this year’s Legal 500 directory, which was released yesterday.

Not only have the firm grown in both size and scale of work they are currently undertaking, they have secured large multi-million pound turnover, household named clients. Amongst their client…

Flint Bishop announce 11 promotions across the business

The firm are congratulating eleven individuals across the business following a successful application process, which started earlier this year.

Andrew Cochrane, who led the project, invited Solicitors and Associates to participate in a group process to give them the tools they needed to feel confident in their applications.

A number…

Flint Bishop competition to win tickets for Hannells Darley Park Concert

Flint Bishop have an exciting opportunity for a chance to win 100 tickets for the Hannells Darley Park Concert on 03 September 2017.

We are excited to announce that we will be co-sponsoring the Hannells Darley Park Concert held on 03 September 2017 alongside HUUB, Mortgage Advice Bureau, PKF…

Flint Bishop delighted to support Safe and Sound Gala

Flint Bishop Solicitors were pleased to support local charity Safe and Sound, at their charity auction dinner on Saturday 22nd October.
Safe and Sound are one of the firms chosen charities with Commercial Contracts Partner, Claire Tonks, representing the firm, on the boards charity fundraising committee.

Claire attended the evening…

STEP Members

The following people at Flint Bishop are members of STEP
(click on their names to view their full profiles):

Claire Rudkin
Kirsten Wood
William Harper…

Flint Bishop’s Family Law Team partners with children’s charity

Flint Bishop’s Family Law Team partners with children’s charity  
Flint Bishop’s Family Law Team is working in partnership with Kids in the Middle, a charity which seeks to help parents reduce conflict, promote communication and encourage co-parenting to provide their children with safe and loving homes…

Flint Bishop advise Banner Plant on Leicester acquisition

Flint Bishop Solicitors are pleased to have acted for Sheffield based Banner Plant Limited, a subsidiary of Henry Boot Plc, on its acquisition of Premier Plant and Tool Hire Limited.

Premier operates from two depots in Leicester and is one of the largest independent plant and tool hire companies in…

Flint Bishop against £bn global law firms at this year’s MP Forum 2017 awards

One of the region’s largest independent law firms, Flint Bishop Solicitors, are delighted that its Managing Partner, Qamer Ghafoor has been recognised for his contribution to the professional services sector, at this year’s Managing Partner Awards 2017 by MP Forum.
Managing Partner Forum (MPF) is a trading name…

Flint Bishop and Smith Cooper act on sale of historic Belper business, Adshead Ratcliffe/Arbo (Arbo)

Flint Bishop and Smith Cooper act on sale of historic Belper business, Adshead Ratcliffe/Arbo (Arbo)
Belper business, Arbo, was sold this week to Carlisle Companies Incorporated, a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, for an undisclosed sum. Arbo is a leading manufacturer of sealants, coatings and membrane…

Flint Bishop Construction & Engineering Department announce new offer

Flint Bishop Solicitors are pleased to bring to the market a brand new offer for its construction audience.
Led by Chambers and Partners Leading Construction Lawyer, Andrew Perry, the department is pleased to offer a no-win-no-fee adjudication service to companies faced with construction and engineering disputes.

Flint Bishop Partner appointed to Derbyshire County Cricket Club Board

Flint Bishop is pleased to announce that Partner and Head of Family Law, Kirpal Bidmead, has been appointed as the Legal Services Director on the Derbyshire County Cricket Club’s Supervisory Board.
Kirpal steps into Partner, Robert Tice’s shoes, who has stepped down after serving for 11 years. Kirpal…

Flint Bishop joins local businesses to co-sponsor the Hannells Darley Park Concert

Flint Bishop Solicitors is pleased to be sponsoring the Hannells Darley Park Concert, which is due to take place on Sunday 3rd September 2017.

The firm will be joining forces with local businesses Huub, Mortgage Advice Bureau, PKF Cooper Parry, Specsavers and BMW Stratstone Derby.

The event did not take…

Flint Bishop’s Commercial Contracts Partner Claire Tonks tackles Ramathon

Commercial Partner, Claire Tonks currently sits on the fundraising board of Safe and Sound and has opted to run on behalf of the charity in this year’s highly anticipated Ramathon, with just three weeks left until race day.

Ramathon, an annual event, see thousands of professional and amateur runners…

Flint Bishop and Macmillan Cancer Support - A successful partnership since 2013

Flint Bishop has been working in partnership with the UK’s leading source of cancer support, Macmillan, since 2013. In the four years since the partnership began, Flint Bishop have raised almost £20,000 to help local people in Derbyshire who have been affected by cancer.

In the last few…

Flint Bishop advise on WFF (York) Limited sale to York Group Limited

WFF (York) Limited, an operator of the UK’s leading frozen meal home delivery business Wiltshire Farm Foods, has been sold to York Group Limited in a deal advised by Smith Cooper, with legal advice from Flint Bishop Solicitors.
The sale of the franchise marks the retirement of the sellers…

Flint Bishop Solicitors Launch Debt Pre-Action Protocol Toolkit

Flint Bishop holds event to help Senior Credit Professionals learn about the dramatic changes coming to the world of credit on 01 October 2017 with the introduction of the Debt Pre-Action Protocol (PAP).

The world of credit is due to see a dramatic change on 01 October 2017 with…

Flint Bishop joins local businesses to support first ever Derby Business Games

Flint Bishop joined nearly 200 people from businesses and organisations across Derby to take part in the first ever Derby Business Games on Thursday 06 July 2017.

The firm joined businesses and organisations across Derby to compete in a range of competitions at the Derby Business Games, organised by HUUB…

Flint Bishop's Head of Construction set to skydive for Newlife Charity

Flint Bishop’s Partner and Head of Construction will be skydiving on 17 September 2017 for the firm’s charity of the year, Newlife.

On 17 September Andrew Perry, who was made Partner at Flint Bishop in 2016, will be skydiving for the firm’s charity of the year, Newlife…

Test 1817

Will Writing, Probate Service, Tax Planning & Trusts
If you have ever experienced the death of a loved one, then you will understand what a difficult and emotional time it can be.

That is why planning for your own death will really help those you leave behind and, in my…

Is Your Business GDPR Ready?

Flint Bishop are on hand to help organisations prepare themselves for the GDPR which will come into force on 25 May 2018.

In the digital-age, organisations are collecting and storing vast amounts of personal data, most of which is sensitive. It is vital to have the right systems and…

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Flint Bishop celebrates strong financial year and continued growth

Flint Bishop, one of the East Midland’s most established full-service law firms, are pleased to annouce excellent results and continued growth, making an extremely successful end to their financial year.

Flint Bishop are now one of the largest independent law firms in the East Midlands. The firm employs…

Flint Bishop celebrates lateral hires into Defendant Personal Injury department

Multi-award winning law firm, Flint Bishop Solicitors, is pleased to announce several new lateral hires within the Defendant Personal Injury department

Due to expansion and innovative ways of working, Flint Bishop have attracted staff from BLM, DAC Beachcroft LLP and Keoghs. Andrew Burgess, Rehana Ahmed, Kayleigh Thornton and Kush…

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