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
Not so intangible: IP rights and real estate. Clare Reddy, Stephanie Kay and Michael Szlesinger write for EG01 June 2022
From trophy buildings that dominate the skyline to uniquely designed work and living spaces, distinctiveness is a significant driver of real estate value. Key to developers’ ability to leverage and protect that value are intellectual property rights.
Innocent partners may not be liable for losses caused by the fraudulent conduct of rogue partners28 July 2021
In July 2021 the Court of Appeal held that innocent partners in a firm of solicitors are not always liable to former clients of the firm for losses caused by the acts of a fraudulent partner[i].
Unreasonable non-compete clause could be rescued by severance03 July 2019
The Supreme Court (“SC”) has given a landmark judgment about the limits of post-termination restrictions (“PTRs”) in employment contracts. It ruled that although a six-month non-compete clause went too far by restricting an employee from holding a minority shareholding in a competing business, the employer could still enforce the key part of the clause.
Michael Anderson comments for The Financial Times, The Law Society Gazette & Staffing Industry Analysts: ‘Victory for employers’ as Supreme Court rules in landmark competition case03 July 2019
Michael Anderson has commented in an articles for The Financial Times, The Law Society Gazette and Staffing Industry Analysts. In all three articles he discusses the Supreme Court's decision to uphold a non-compete restriction today in the first employment competition case to have reached the court and its predecessor in over a century.
Payment issues for Construction Professional Practices21 May 2019
Can I claim additional fees if the construction costs increase? What if the project takes a lot longer than I thought? My fees are overdue – can I suspend my services?
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.