Our professional services group advises an array of clients across the professional services world; from architects and surveyors, to management consultants and property consultancies and everything in between.
We have a reputation for providing exceptional service to our clients and for delivering pragmatic, commercially-focused and timely advice. We bring together a market leading team of lawyers who are focused on issues that our clients in this sector are often faced with, such as:
- admissions and expulsions of partners
- mergers and acquisitions of accountancy practices
- business immigration needs
- employment law advice
- data privacy
- regulatory issues
- negotiating commercial contracts
- dispute resolution
Fergus Payne writes for Accountancy Age: What does the future hold for listed accountancy firms?13 March 2018
In an article for Accountancy Age, Fergus Payne discusses why firms would consider listing on a stock market or taking external investment.
Karen Baxter writes for Accountancy Age: Mind the gap: what accountancy firms should be doing ahead of the new gender pay gap reporting rules16 February 2018
With less than two months to go until the deadline for filing gender pay gap reports, thousands of employers have not yet provided their figures. Karen Baxter asks, is your firm ready?
Clive Greenwood writes for Accountancy Age: How to protect LLP firms from a damaging team move10 January 2018
In an article for Accountancy Age, Clive Greenwood discusses that while accountancy firms heavily invest in attracting and retaining talent, do they devote sufficient effort to ensuring teams can’t go and play for the opposition?
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.
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.
Litigation Costs26 April 2017
This guide provides a general introduction to the recovery of litigation costs from your opponent. It discusses general principles as well as problems that may arise during the course of litigation, providing practical guidance as to how to secure the best recovery.
Preparing to issue proceedings26 April 2017
This note provides general guidance on the steps to consider prior to embarking on litigation. There are a number of practical considerations that should be taken into account. The civil justice system in England expects parties to take a certain number of steps before issuing proceedings. This guide runs through these matters in outline.