Credentials

"They are very commercial and very timely."
Chambers UK, 2015

Richard Stratton is a well-known tax practitioner with a strong reputation for his work relating to funds, both onshore and offshore.
Chambers UK, 2015

Kathleen Russ "has a mastery of the private equity space," according to observers. One client adds: "She is very easy to deal with and very capable. She explains stuff in a way that doesn't make you feel a complete idiot."
Chambers UK, 2015

Sources say Simon Yates "is a very enthusiastic tax practitioner. He seems to have very good general knowledge of various tax areas."
Chambers UK, 2015

Simon Skinner is an expert in tax issues relating to private equity matters. He also provides clients with transactional and structuring tax advice in a variety of other corporate contexts.
Chambers UK, 2015

Travers Smith LLP’s ‘strong and responsive team' is recommended for its ‘depth of knowledge'.
Legal 500, 2014

"They were very efficient timely people to deal with.  Great in explaining complicated matters to me and to people on the other side of the table".
Chambers UK, 2014

Simon Yates has "encyclopaedic knowledge" of the corporate tax market.
Chambers UK, 2014

The tax team of this City-focused firm has established a strong reputation in the market. Clients are full of praise for the team's 'responsiveness, attention to detail and knowledge of the subject matter.'
Chambers UK, 2013

Richard Stratton is a 'very amiable tax lawyer with an eye for detail and extensive knowledge of tax issues.' Sources say he 'demonstrates a strong focus on finding practical solutions for problems faced by clients' businesses.'
Chambers UK, 2013

The 'very clever' Simon Yates meanwhile is best known for his expertise in real estate-related matters. Sources say he 'has that extra edge of being commercial' and 'has a real understanding of how tax law is evolving and applies that knowledge really well.'
Chambers UK, 2013

Clients appreciate the fact that Simon Skinner is 'very responsive and attentive' and has the 'patience to explain complicated subjects.'
Chambers UK, 2013

Partner Russell Warren meanwhile is 'truly excellent,' in the view of one interviewee.
Chambers UK, 2013

"Quick, responsive and available whether it's late in the evening or a weekend – delay just doesn't exist with Travers Smith."
Chambers UK, 2012

"The lawyers have a good all-round understanding, which means they can push things forward in a meticulous and, if necessary, tenacious way." 
Chambers UK, 2012

Richard Stratton is known for his "fearsome intellect." His "touch of enthusiasm and humour that can make even the most overwhelming matters easier to handle." 
Chambers UK, 2012

Russell Warren "is an amazing tax specialist who gets such good results – he will be a star."
Chambers UK, 2012

"They have a good balance of client service, commercial understanding of the issues, and delivery."
Chambers UK, 2011

Kathleen Russ "understands technical tax points and brings plenty of commercial awareness."
Chambers UK, 2011

Richard Stratton is considered a "walking tax brain." 
Chambers UK, 2011

Simon Yates´s "knowledge of the commercial elements of a deal sets him apart."
Chambers UK, 2011

Simon Skinner earns a place in the rankings thanks to his "smooth operating skills" and handling of private equity and corporate finance work.
Chambers UK, 2011

"consistently well-informed and pragmatic advice."
The Legal 500, 2010

Clients are impressed by Simon Yates' "great knowledge."
The Legal 500, 2010

Richard Stratton is especially respected for his specialist funds experience.
Chambers UK, 2010

Kathleen Russ "always understands the business connotations of a deal and the wider commercial world clients operate in."
Chambers UK, 2010

Simon Yates is appreciated for the clarity of his advice and his commerciality: "He always looks at the big picture."
Chambers UK, 2010

Travers Smith LLP offers clients a "first-class service" combined with a "commercial and pragmatic approach" and a "can-do attitude".  With private equity, corporate finance and funds work at the heart of the practice, clients include 3i, Bridgepoint Capital, Phoenix Equity Partners, Exponent Private Equity, Barclays Private Equity, TA Associates, Langholm Capital and Lyceum Capital.  Simon Yates is recommended for his "great knowledge," and Kathleen Russ is also highly thought of by clients.
The Legal 500, 2009

This is a small but extremely effective stable of "highly talented individuals who work well as a team with their clients."
Chambers UK, 2009

The group is best known for its private equity practice, which entrepreneurs compliment on its "innovation, great commerciality and premium quality."
Chambers UK, 2009

Richard Stratton focuses on investment fund and partnership issues and is considered "extremely knowledgeable" in the area.
Chambers UK, 2009