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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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The red flags in the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme

Bernard Madoff, through his company BLMIS, conducted a Ponzi scheme previously unparalleled in scale, scope, and duration - what were the warning signs?

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Banking and finance industry developments - May 2018

James Busby talks about the impact IFRS16 may have on your business and what you need to think about; while Emma Hinton discusses two important developments in invoice financing relating to assignment restrictions, and looks at a recent case in relation to the enforceability of collect out fees.

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Changes in contract law over the last six months – hear from Richard Nicholas

In this session Richard Nicholas takes a look back at what the courts have said about discretion in contracts – do you really have free choice or are there limits?

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Sexual harassment and vicarious liability in the workplace - employment law video highlights

Kicking off our March 2018 in house lawyers forum, employment lawyer Kerren Daly picks up on the continuing debate over the gig economy and employment status, before turning our focus to the hashtag #MeToo and sexual harassment.

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