Partnerships, LLP’s and individuals
Professional partnerships form a vital part of the UK economy. With diverse experience advising clients across this sector, from global law firms, to major accountancy practices, investment managers and property professionals, our specialist teams can offer firms or individual partners the commercial insight and legal support they need in an increasingly competitive world.
Contentious and non-contentious partnerships expertise
We are one of a handful of firms fusing market-leading knowledge of partnership and LLP law with top level transactional, constitutional, data protection, tax, employment, litigation/arbitration, regulatory, and investment expertise. We have a long track record of supporting professional practices through complex restructuring processes, acquisitions and mergers, and around the whole range of partner-related issues. In addition to our transactional and structuring capabilities, we act for firms as well as partners in relation to partnership disputes, professional negligence claims, exits, restrictive covenants and team moves. We are one of the few firms with the expertise to advise in the highly specialised area of investigatory process and to carry out investigations. We advise in connection with misconduct investigations, in particular in relation to allegations of sexual harassment, represent clients in court and through arbitration in respect of breach of partner and fiduciary duties, as well as in the Employment Tribunal in partner discrimination and whistleblowing claims.
With our in-depth knowledge of the professions and partnership structures, we regularly provide clients with fresh thinking on how to simplify or reorganise their businesses, to maximise fee earning capabilities, for succession planning or to increase management efficiency.
Our strength lies not only in our technical expertise but in our commercial awareness and our appreciation of the expectations and demands placed upon you by your own clients.