When it comes to advising “the advisers”, it’s not just legal expertise that clients need – it’s also practical business support to help them operate more efficiently and effectively.
As professional services firms look to recruit and retain the best talent, establish optimal structures and technologies, and differentiate themselves from the fierce competition, they require lawyers like us who can guide them with insight, acumen and integrity.
With good reason, we have often been referred to as “the lawyer’s lawyers.” Over half the UK’s Top 30 law firms choose to instruct us, as do many other legal firms - from small boutiques to international practices. We also routinely advise leading firms of accountants, consultants, architects, engineers and surveyors. That such a discerning audience put their trust in us is a testament both to the fact that we add value, and to our specialist, pragmatic expertise.
Fergus Payne writes for Accountancy Age: LLPs in Top 50+50: Will LLPs continue to be the preferred set-up?15 December 2017
In an article for Accountancy Age, Fergus Payne discusses why and how do accountancy firms set up or convert to an LLP, and will LLPs continue to be the preferred set-up in the future?
Ellen Temperton writes for Accountancy Age: Demystifying GDPR for accountants07 December 2017
As GDPR introduces more rules, responsibilities and hefty fines for non-compliance, Ellen Temperton discusses how the regulation will affect accountants, in an article for Accountancy Age.
The legal sector and #metoo29 November 2017
Sexual harassment is clearly big news at the moment. Not, of course, because it is a new phenomenon, but because it seems that the allegations swirling around numerous big Hollywood names have opened the floodgates and made it OK to say #metoo.
Simon Morrissey Q+A with PM Forum - GDPR - everything you ever wanted to ask12 October 2017
Simon Morrissey has taken part in a Q+A for PM Forum on their members burning questions about GDPR.
HR Academy09 October 2017
The course runs for two days and is designed to provide an in-depth look at the key employment law topics that you may come across as a busy HR professional, including the latest developments and forthcoming changes.
Fergus Payne writes for Accountancy Age: The great professional services shake-up21 September 2017
Corporate Partner, Fergus Payne has written an article for Accountancy Age which discusses how accountancy has now moved one step closer to becoming a formal piece of the legal services furniture, following the expansion of myriad non-legal firms into the sector.
CDM 2015: Who is the Principal Designer?01 August 2017
By now, everyone is familiar with The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (“Regulations”). However, there still seems to be confusion as to who should fulfil the role of the Principal Designer (“PD”).