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Whether you are an ambitious startup, high net worth individual, a growing private business, a FTSE 100 company or a multi-national business, our lawyers are passionate about helping you to secure and enhance the value of your business.

We work across all market sectors, with a particular interest in technology, brands, retail, manufacturing, charities & not for profit, transport & logistics, food & drink, energy and sport.

Our large and varied private sector client base means that different needs and opportunities arise, and we will work closely with you and your other advisers to understand your aims and objectives and the challenges that you face, building a long-term relationship that consistently delivers the right results whatever your business need.

what we do...

  • Dedicated specialists – based in Birmingham, Exeter, London, Manchester and Nottingham, we have teams of lawyers covering the broad range of commercial specialisms, including lawyers with invaluable in-house experience gained across the spectrum of sectors.
  • Our clients – blue chip multi-nationals, listed companies, unquoted public limited companies, privately owned organisations, entrepreneurs and startups.
  • Our sectors – technology, brands, retail, manufacturing, charities & not for profit, transport & logistics, food & drink, energy and sport.
  • Our industry membership - the Institute of Directors, Chamber of Commerce, Confederation of British Industry, Loan Market Association members, Association of Business Recovery Professionals and Institute of Credit Management, the Association of Pension Lawyers and The Pensions Advisory Service.

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Legal updates

Privilege revisited: Court of Appeal judgment in Serious Fraud Office (SFO) v Eurasian Natural Resources Corp. Ltd

On Wednesday 6 September, one of the most awaited court judgments in recent times was handed down by the Court of Appeal.

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Brexit

The Brexit white paper: what are the energy implications?

As we head towards Brexit day, 29 March 2019, everyone’s eyes are on the government’s Brexit white paper titled the 'future relationship between the United kingdom and the European Union' for an indication of what is in store for us.

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Legal updates

Carillion’s collapse – the end of an era?

The wide ranging key messages from the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee report, 'After Carillion: Public sector outsourcing and contracting'.

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Vicarious Liability Managing contractor risk in the MeToo Gig Economy

The Court of Appeal’s decision in Various Claimants v Barclays Bank on 17th July 2018 widens the number of occasions an organisation can be found liable for the abusive actions of independent contractors towards clients and employees.

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