What we offer
We provide a respected advisory service to clients operating across the commercial sector. We combine our ability to provide litigation support when needed, alongside our team’s wealth of experience to assist clients in taking decisions that will yield the envisioned result. This ranges from providing detailed guidance on discrete areas of the law and how it currently or may affect them in the future, alongside contributing to the governance and creation of policies and procedures to reflect good business practice. If you would like to benefit from industry specific, contextualised legal advisory services, our team would be delighted to assist.
Our range of advisory services reflect the differing needs of our clients. As legal advisors, our practice is to keep a close eye on business and legal developments, and to use our knowledge and experience to support our clients in adapting to these. We understand that the commercial environment is incredibly competitive and subject to regular change, and take pride in our reputation for being on-hand to assist clients often before any substantive legal issues come to light. Advisory Services include:
Adapting to regulatory changes
The UK is widely respected throughout the world for operating a sophisticated regulatory framework to ensure business compliance with acceptable standards of practice. This can however present difficulties for businesses who will need to pre-empt and consider how best to adapt regulatory changes to avoid what can be a significant sanction for failure. We regularly provide technical advice on engaging with regulatory bodies including Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Our technical experts are aware of the challenges and provide on-hand assistance to clients in designing new practices and policies to reflect and comply with these changes.
Protecting commercial interests
Businesses are incredibly vulnerable to being implicated in illegal activity, none more so than money laundering. There is a global effort to guard against the involvement of the commercial sphere in money laundering, and preventing criminals from converting illegal assets into legitimate property. There has been a marked increase in the pressure facing business to structure their operation to reduce the risk of becoming involved in money laundering. The issue is however that much of the rules on money laundering are incredibly complex and difficult to translate into practical policies and procedures. We are regularly called upon to assist clients in formulating a framework that observes the anti-money laundering rules and protects their commercial interests.
Responding appropriately to Investigations
Investigations for suspected illegal behaviour can be disastrous for businesses, undermining client confidence in their operation and jeopardising their position in the market. It also puts immense pressure on a workforce, with regulatory bodies able to conduct exacting investigations and interviews which could severely impede a business’s day-to-day activities. We understand how taxing investigations can be to our clients, and make ourselves available to formulate and carry out a strategy on complying with regulatory searches, while also safeguarding client interests.
It is incredibly important for businesses operating in today’s commercial world to be able to take specialist legal guidance on their intentions. Not only will this reduce the risk of any future embarrassment and financial loss, but it can also greatly enhance the decision-making process. We are proud to be the advisor-of-choice for many of our clients, contributing our expertise on both legal and commercial issues to support them in their respective ventures.
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All too often clients find that the benefits of having lawyers involved are realised too late in the process: after a decision has been made, or following a complaint. It is true that legal input to business decisions can improve their quality, but this ultimately depends on the quality of the law firm and their ability to understand the needs of the business in giving advice.
We are a leading London law firm that offers advisory services to businesses across the world. Our clients include some of the leading organisations in the city operating in finance, taxation and industry. We take pride in delivering tailored guidance to our clients that takes into consideration the commercial realities facing them, and adopt a pragmatic approach in pointing out the options available to them. Our team understands the importance for our clients being well-informed of a prospective change in the law, or of being given guidance on how to reorganise a corporate structure so to contribute to a more successful business.