Our London offering

Our clients are the focus of everything we do. In every case we seek to provide our specialist support in a tailored and personalised way. Our aim is to deliver the right legal outcomes for our clients, and to do that while providing a positive and supportive experience; we know that a satisfied client is one of the best ways of promoting our colleagues and ourselves.

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London is one of the key international business centres of the world. If you are a blue chip company, national institution, global enterprise or high net worth individual, our experienced lawyers have an established track record. We work with clients on a range of issues, and are frequently engaged to project manage often complex and sensitive legal assignments, often across multiple jurisdictions.

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Below are a few interesting examples of recent matters that our lawyers have advised on, providing an indication of our expertise across our various practice areas and sector disciplines.

Work highlights - experience you can trust

Corporate

Advised the shareholders of an international open source software company on the disposal of their company, bringing together world renowned technical specialists and over 500 employees across Massachusetts, Europe and Asia

Work highlights - experience you can trust

Real Estate

Advised a land owner on a Promotions/Option Agreement for a residential development with a land value of c.£60 million

Work highlights - experience you can trust

Commercial Disputes

Acted for an American logistics company in defending a $4 million claim from a major international airline

Work highlights - experience you can trust

Employment

Advised MD of listed global leisure business on his exit, minimising the impact on share options, bonuses and post-termination restrictions, and aligning contractual arrangements and external announcements on the exit and entry into CFO role at another listed employer

Work highlights - experience you can trust

Family Disputes

Acted for a client seeking to relocate with her children to Germany, obtaining an order allowing the mother and children to relocate, despite the father’s insistence they remain in the UK

Work highlights - experience you can trust

Private Client

Acted for the owners of a valuable property investment company in preparing discretionary trust Wills and creating lifetime trusts, to manage the division of the company and mitigate Inheritance Tax on death

Work highlights - experience you can trust

Corporate

Advised PIB Insurance Limited on its acquisitions of R A Insurance Brokers Limited, Internet Insurance (Holdings) Limited, Arlington Insurance Services Limited and UK & Ireland Holdings Limited

Work highlights - experience you can trust

Real Estate

Advised on the real estate aspects of a £500 million restructuring of a ground rent portfolio

Work highlights - experience you can trust

Commercial Disputes

Successfully resolved a dispute with a premier league football club over a high-end executive suite at its new stadium

Work highlights - experience you can trust

Employment

Advised a large company on the defection of the MD and FD to a competitor; injunctive proceedings against six individuals and companies resulted in the defendants agreeing not to proceed with planned competitive activities

Work highlights - experience you can trust

Family Disputes

Successfully ring-fenced a highly valuable family trust fund from attack in financial proceedings

Work highlights - experience you can trust

Private Client

Acted for a Widow advising on the variation of her husband’s Will and the creation of a trust covered by Inheritance Tax Business Relief, and ongoing support as a professional Trustee

Work highlights - experience you can trust

Corporate

Advised a global payment platform on the c.$50 million reorganisation of its balance sheet

Work highlights - experience you can trust

Real Estate

Advised a property trust company in relation to a £20 million four star hotel development in an existing office building

Work highlights - experience you can trust

Commercial Disputes

Acted for a major housebuilder in a significant property reclamation project, involving dealing with multiple lessees and occupiers

Work highlights - experience you can trust

Employment

Advised a European telecoms company on contractual arrangements for the supply of several hundred IT contractors to a UK telecoms company in light of the proposed changes to the IR35 legislation

Work highlights - experience you can trust

Family Disputes

Acted for the daughter of a successful Irish entrepreneur in her pre-nup to protect the family company and a large, tax-efficient dividend windfall in the event of a divorce

Work highlights - experience you can trust

Private Client

Advised a mixed UK/US domiciled couple, where assets were held in the UK and other jurisdictions. Initially, instructed on the transfer of a UK property, and then preparation of UK Wills and related estate planning, liaising with the client’s US and Belgian advisers

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Rustom Tata
Lorna Fairbairn
Rhodri James
Philip Morton
Adrian Scales
Chris Simmons

Rustom Tata

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Head of Employment Law Team and expert in reputation management for employers
London

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Lorna Fairbairn

Partner
Head of Private Client team and expert in tax and business asset matters
Brighton & London

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Rhodri James

Partner
Head of Dispute Resolution, London. Specialises in major litigation and arbitration
London

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Philip Morton

Partner
Expert in all areas of family law, particularly complex domestic and international financial disputes, fraud and commercial dispute resolution.
London

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Adrian Scales

Partner
Head of London Real Estate specialising in commercial real estate with a particular focus on Investment, Development and Landlord and Tenant matters
London

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Chris Simmons

Partner
Expert in equity capital markets, M&A, private equity and project finance
London

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