Other Professional Services
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.
These organisations turn to us for our specialist legal expertise and our in-depth sector knowledge. 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
- business immigration needs
- employment law advice
- data privacy
- employee ownership
- negotiating commercial contracts
- dispute resolution
Supreme Court decision on professional negligence and loss of chance: Perry v Raleys Solicitors21 February 2019
The Supreme Court has upheld the appeal of a firm of solicitors defending a professional negligence claim and helpfully reiterated well-established principles about the approach the court must take when considering the issue of causation in loss of chance cases. The decision clarifies what has to be proved in cases where the question for the court depends on what: (a) the claimant would have done (which the claimant must prove to the usual standard ‘on the balance of probabilities’); compared with (b) what others would have done (which are better assessed on a loss of chance basis).
The new visa route for recognised or emerging leaders in architecture: what does this mean for the architectural sector?13 December 2018
The Government has announced a new immigration category for overseas recognised or emerging leaders in architecture that has the potential to ease access to jobs in the UK. With Brexit looming on the horizon, this news will provide some much needed reassurance that the UK’s Architecture sector will still be able to attract the best global talent over the coming years. However the new measures are limited in their scope and are unlikely to plug the gap that will be left once freedom of movement for EU workers comes to an end.