Our Professional Services sector expertise

We can provide support for your BAU compliance work, whether that be data protection, customer or supplier terms and conditions, or new property commitments. As professional services businesses grow, compliance obligations become more complex, and assume greater reputational impact.

We have supported clients in many professional sectors to prepare the constitutional agreement between “partners” (whether partnership, LLP, or limited company); we often help professional firms manage the admission or retirement of “partners”.

Running our own business helps with understanding some of the nuances, but we also have direct experience with a range of specialist sectors.

No two professional services firms are the same, but our past experience will help speed the process of reaching final agreements, and provide solutions or compromises, where partners disagree.

We understand that all professional services clients have their own identities and issues and we are always alive to the critical matters of confidentiality, reputational risk management and the maintenance of staff morale.

Our dedicated professional services team has a wealth of experience and expertise, developed over many years of working with established and successful professional organisations.

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Our expertise in the Professional Services sector

Our expertise in the Professional Services sector

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Dispute resolution and debt recovery

We have a long-standing relationship with a leading surveying and real estate firm, providing a range of dispute resolution and debt recovery services. Our work for this client will often involve defending allegations of breach of contract and/or negligence (claims which are commonly brought as part of a defence to our client’s claims to recover its professional services fees).

Debt recovery

We provide tailored debt recovery services to a top 10 accountancy firm adding real value to its business.

Partner liability during insolvency

Acting for the partner of a solicitor’s firm that entered into administration on his liabilities to repay capital due to a former (retired) partner; his liabilities as regards the insolvent firm; and his duties generally in respect of the administration.

Merger agreement

Advising a top UK Accountancy firm on its LLP Agreement following a merger, focusing on striking the correct balance between the interests of the established and incoming partners.

Cross-border claim

Settling a claim involving aspects of Australia’s Victorian State Law and English Partnership Law for an English firm with a multimillion-pound turnover and global offices.

Dispute with former Partner

Acting for a leading accountancy firm in relation to a dispute with a former partner following a successful merger of two practices and a demerger of part of the practice, and the deferred consideration payable.

Partner departure

Advising a departing member of a property consultancy on their plans to leave a partnership and continue working with their clients; including successfully negotiating with their former partners.

Personal liability

Advising professional property receivers upon their personal liabilities in the context of flawed security documents upon which their appointment was based, and the suggested indemnities they should obtain from their client to negate their risks.

Matt Akers
Tim Ashdown
Frank Bouette
James Colvin
Jo Rovery
Adam Williams
Emily Wood

News and insights

Penalties for breaching environmental legislation

Insights

An overview of the environmental regulator’s approach to the enforcement and prosecution of environmental offences which outlines the potential penalties and other implications for a businesses who breaches environmental legislation

25/02/2015

Enforcing possession orders – how not to do it

Insights

We explain how not to enforce possession orders, as shown in London Borough of Southwark -v- AA [2014] EWHC 500 (QB)

29/09/2015