Law firms

Our professional services team specialises in advising law firms in relation to practice protection, partnership and employment issues, regulatory matters, risk management, real estate issues and pension issues.
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We place a great deal of emphasis on risk management, particularly for our professional services clients. We act for leading law firms in the UK and internationally in relation to a wide range of matters from LLP agreements through to transactional advice.

We have a track record in handling complex, high value and sensitive matters for law firms. We do so through a team of specialists drawn from all practice areas.

Our partners play a central role. We ensure that the highest calibre of legal talent is dedicated to overcoming the most complex issues facing law firms.

The team "gets to the heart of the problem and provides sensible, commercial solutions."

Chambers UK 2018

Law firm arbitration

Aribitration against a former law firm partner in relation to his departure to join a rival firm. The dispute centred on whether the partner had to serve a period of gardening leave.

Law firm LLP structure

Advising on the general structuring of an LLP and the LLP members agreement.

Advising a US law firm

We advise a major US law firm on all its London premises issues and requirements.

Mediation in respect of claims against a firm of solicitors

A fraud had been committed by a former partner of a law firm and a number of banks were claiming against the non-fraudulent partners and their insurers.

German law firm

We advised in relation to the VAT treatment of a proposed new business venture involving the use of the Bitcoin digital currency.

Lease for London office of a law firm

Advising an international law firm in relation to establishing a presence in London and advising on the lease for their London office premises.

SRA regulatory advice

We advise a US law firm on regulatory and compliance issues including conflict issues in respect of their London offices as well as on issues relating to departing partners and employees.

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20 Mar 2024

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Managing the risk of preliminary professional advice – when can a professional be held to off the cuff advice? (Miller v Irwin Mitchell LLP)

In Miller v Irwin Mitchell LLP [2024] EWCA Civ 53, the Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by a claimant who had suffered a serious injury while on holiday but lost he..


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