When it comes to choosing a commercial law firm to represent your businesses interests, you most certainly aren’t short of choice in the UK. The United Kingdom boasts a staggering amount of solicitors and law firms of all sizes, types and specialisations, ranging from global multi-billion-pound law firms to regional business solicitors focusing on one aspect of commercial law and everything else in-between.
So, with so much choice, how do you find and choose a law firm? Well, fortunately we’ve created a broad list of firms that alongside other resources can be a great starting off point for your search. The list covers law firms for businesses of all industries, sizes, varied commercial needs and location (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).
For each commercial law firm, where possible we’ve given an overview of the typical size/s of clients they work with, breakdown of legal practise areas, specialist sectors focused on and contact/location details.
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Disclaimer: The numbered list on this page is in no particular order and does not indicate in any way one law firm is better than another (the numbers are there to let you know where you are on the page). We are not recommending any particular law firm in the list, this list should be used alongside other resources as a starting off point for your research, remember to always carry out further research (online ratings, business references, news) and seek professional advice where possible before deciding on contacting or working with any law firm. We’ve done our best to compile information for each law firm by using their websites and other publicly available sources of information, all information was believed to be accurate at the time of publishing the last major update to this list (02/03/2021), information included is open to change and we accept no responsibility for errors or admissions. If you’re a law firm and you’d like something updated or changed, please reach out to us via our contact page and we’ll be happy to assist.
Beckoning from Norwich, Birketts LLP is now one of the top tier full-service law firms in the UK with over 750 staff members and working with over 10,000 active clients across corporate, SME and private divisions.
In terms of commercial law, they work in a range of fundamental legal areas, including starting a business/business formation, insolvency, employment issues, debt collection, contracts and contract disputes, buying and selling a business, business incorporation, business expansion and mergers/ acquisition.
Birketts also support several charities and offer their services to clients both in the UK and abroad; you can also find a quick overview of their firm here.
Specialist sectors: Agriculture and estates, banking and finance, business, charities, education, energy, family-owned companies, food, franchising, healthcare, housebuilders, insurance, leisure and tourism, local government, motor industry, public, real estate investment, retail, SIPPs social housing, technology, telecommunications, transport and logistics, utilities
Location/Contact: They have offices in London, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich and Norwich. You can get access to their London office here.
Hallmark Solicitors is a commercial law firm that focuses on working with all business types from startup to scale-up and beyond.
Hallmark has a team of well-versed lawyers in insolvency, business defense, franchise law, business sales and acquisition, corporate and commercial law, debt recovery, employment law, business immigration, and more.
Specialist sectors: Technology, real estate, financial institutions, engineering and construction
Location/Contact: Their head office is in Hull; they also have regional offices in London and Leeds. They can be reached via their contact page.
Avery Law is an award-winning commercial law firm that has built a reputation in assisting companies in the technology sector from startup to exit. They also focus on providing niche legal advice for clients in the corporate and finance sectors: alongside growth tech.
In terms of business legal practise areas, they cover M&A, tax, employment, financial services regulation, dispute resolution, general commercial, intellectual property and litigation.
Specialist sectors: Technology, banking and finance, data protection, financial services regulation, joint-ventures, corporate real estate acquisition
Location/Contact: Their headquarters are in London. You can reach them at email@example.com.
MILLS & REEVE
MILLS & REEVE is a modern law firm comprised of nearly 500 lawyers that predominantly work with corporations, family offices and wealthy individuals in the UK and internationally (as well as supporting clients investing/commencing operations around the globe).
They work across several areas of law, including intellectual property, international services, litigation and arbitration, regulatory, restructuring and insolvency, private client, projects and PPP, public law, real estate, information law, data protection and privacy, finance, employment, family and children, corporate tax, pensions, planning law, inquests, information technology, immigration, corporate law, construction and engineering and commercial.
Specialist sectors: Automotive, charities and social enterprise, energy, life science, technology, sport, food and agribusiness, real estate investments, healthcare and energy (oil and gas), government and education
Location/Contact: Birmingham, Manchester, Cambridge, Leeds, London, Norwich. You can reach them to be directed to the appropriate legal office here.
SHOOSMITHS is a UK commercial law firm driven by creating great relationships with their clients backed up by giving excellent legal advice. Their clients include some of the UK’s largest property developers, FTSE 250 conglomerates and large banks.
They can provide legal expertise in any of the following areas, including banking and finance, corporate, commercial, litigation services, employment and immigration, pensions, privacy and data, tax, regulation, and business crime and compliance.
Specialist sectors: Financial services, energy and infrastructure, living, mobility, real estate, retail and consumer, technology
Location/Contact: They have office locations in Belfast, Edinburg, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Sheffield, Northampton, Solent, and Thames Valley. You can reach SHOOSMITHS here.
Harper James Solicitors
Harper James Solicitors (HJS) is a UK commercial law firm established with the sole purpose of supporting business from incubation to exit. They offer an innovative subscription model to clients enabling them to pay a monthly retainer to access partner-level solicitors at low hourly rates.
They focus on practising law in commercial areas, including IT and commercial technology, intellectual property, insolvency and corporate recovery, employment law, employee incentive arrangements, data protection, corporate law, construction law, commercial property, business immigration, business disputes and banking and finance law.
Specialist sectors: Creative, technology, retail and luxury, manufacturing, engineering, life sciences, sports, energy (oil and gas), public sector
Location/Contact: HQ Birmingham with additional offices in Sheffield, London, Manchester, Oxford and Cambridge. You can contact Harper James Solicitors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fox Williams is a commercial law firm with a primary focus on traditional and tech-oriented startups, small and medium-sized enterprises and multinational companies.
With a team of skilled lawyers, Fox Williams provides business legal services in various fields, including employment law and HR, data protection, business immigration, corporate, dispute resolution, and general commercial.
They also have special COVID-19 and Brexit services available for businesses navigating the legal effect/consequence of these matters.
Specialist sectors: Fashion, financial institutions, financial technology (FinTech), technology, professional services, publishing and digital media, travel, natural resources
Location/Contact: Headquarters in London. You can contact them at email@example.com.
Fladgate LLP is a partner-led firm that prides itself on being one of the leading law practises dealing with UK property law. They also have one of the largest teams of property lawyers in the UK.
From a business perspective, their clients consist of entrepreneurs, lenders, banks and multinationals. Despite their primary specialisation in property, Fladgate can provide legal support across a range of areas, including banking and finance, construction and engineering, immigration, finance and regulatory, corporate, tax and commercial. They also work with many clients investing in or carrying out commercial work in the UK.
Specialist sectors: Property, aviation, EdTech, financial institutions, professional practises, life sciences, media and technology, private wealth, e-sports, retail, betting and gaming,
construction and engineering, energy and resources, family offices, fashion, FinTech, hotels, leisure, projects and infrastructure, public attractions, renewable and green energy, rail, sports
Location/Contact: London. You can contact Fladgate at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Field Fisher (FF)
Field Fisher (FF) is a top-tier and full-service commercial law firm focused on working with current and potential industry leaders. FF concentrates mainly on businesses in the technology Specialist sectors: and frequently facilitates a range of events and startups initiatives in and around the London technology scene.
Field Fisher provider a full range of commercial legal services covering injury claims, immigration, fraud and investigations, franchising, distribution, agency and IP licensing, EU regulatory, financial markets and products, tax & structuring, dispute resolution, employment, immigration and compliance, cybersecurity, corporate, advertising and consumer protection, competition, construction law, risk and compliance, technology and outsourcing, inquiries and inquests, intellectual property, pensions, privacy, security and information, public and regulatory, trade and sanctions, real estate, restructuring and insolvency.
Specialist sectors: Tech, media and telecoms, life sciences and healthcare, transport and infrastructure, energy and natural, retail and consumer, leisure, finance
Founded in 1896, Withers LLP is an international law firm with headquarters in London right next to the Old Bailey. They work with private companies, governments, public companies, charities and non-profits and family businesses.
Withers London office are well known for working with technology companies but also work with clients across a range of areas practising law across banking and finance, commercial litigation, corporate, employment, international arbitration, IP and data protection, real estate, tax and white-collar defence and investigations
Specialist sectors: Information technology licensing, advertising, research and development, IT procurement and software development, art, construction, energy, financial services, food and drink, hotels and hospitality, luxury brands, jets and yachts, media and reputation, pharmaceuticals, philanthropy, fashion tech, farms and estates, fashion, insurance companies, sponsorship, sport, technology, life sciences
Location/Contact: Offices in Britain are in Cambridge and London. You can reach their London office at email@example.com.
Kingsley Napley LLP
Kingsley Napley LLP is recognised internationally as a commercial and personal law firm. In addition, they are well-versed in working with entrepreneurs, owner-managed businesses (OMBs) and investors.
Besides practising general corporate and commercial law, Kingsley Napley practises law in a range of areas, including regulatory, real estate and construction, medical negligence, data protection, immigration, employment, dispute resolution and criminal litigation.
Specialist sectors: Charities, Anglo-French services, crypto assets, financial services, Brexit, American services
Location/Contact: Central London office. You can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
W H Matthews & Co Solicitors
W H Mathews is a commercial law firm operating between 4 UK offices and providing a wide range of commercial expertise.
Established in 1881 to provide both business and personal legal services for their clients, WH Mathews offers a range of legal services, including commercial property, employment law, commercial dispute resolution and employment law.
Specialist sectors: N/A
A City Law Firm
A City Law Firm is an innovative personal and commercial law firm in a business contest providing legal services to SME’s at startup, scale-up and exit.
They focus on areas of law including settlement agreements, rescue and insolvency, policies, contracts and agreements, legal advice for employers, intellectual property, injunctions, GDPR, franchises (buy, sell or renew), equality act, employment procedures, dispute resolution, debt recovery, cross-border disputes, corporate funding, commercial/company law and commercial property.
A City Law Firm provides legal advice for both companies and employees who need help resolving internal disputes, drafting contracts, and managing debt recovery.
Specialist sectors: Technology, FinTech, financial institutions
Location/Contact: London. You can contact A City Law Firm at email@example.com.
Healys LLP is a London and Brighton based law firm that supports both businesses and individuals across the UK and internationally. For SME’s they offer a range of expert legal services covering general commercial law, property disputes, professional negligence, insolvency, dispute resolution, leasehold, and medical and clinical negligence.
Beyond legal services, Healys have built and maintained strategic alliances with a range of partners, including accountants, tax advisers, recruiters, relocation agents and real estate, among others, to support their clients broader needs.
Healys has also received numerous awards and has ranked in the legal 500 across various categories, including immigration, personal injury, and professional negligence.
Specialist sectors: Media and entertainment, construction, care, banking and finance, classic and collector cars, hotel and leisure, energy and infrastructure, business insurance, real estate
Location/Contact: Their main office is in London with a further office in Brighton. Internationally, they also have an office in Cairo, Egypt. You can contact their London office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gateley Legal (a company owned by Gateley Plc) dates back to 1808 and hails from Birmingham; for over 200 years, they have provided legal support to businesses and individuals.
They can provide legal assistance to business owners and managers, companies, lenders and borrowers, pension trustees, recruitment businesses, retailers, housebuilders, company secretaries, industrial and logistics businesses, private equity firms, lenders and borrowers, HR professionals, real estate investors and developers.
Gateley work across many core business legal areas, including regulatory, tax, people & reward, commercial, real estate, banking & finance, dispute resolutions and pensions.
It’s worth noting they work with businesses of all sizes, from business formation to ensuring IR35 compliance for major corporates.
Specialist sectors: N/A
Location/Contact: Gateley Legal have offices in Nottingham, Gateley Plc has a further office across the UK. You can reach the London office here.
MACFARLANES is a mid-sized London-based commercial law focusing on providing an international level of service to their clients. MACFARLANES has a particular set of clients they work with; this includes real estate investors and developers, private clients and family offices, private companies, private equity sponsors, public companies, credit funds, executives and business leaders, institutional asset managers, alternative asset fund managers, banks and alternative lenders.
They offer business legal services across a number of areas, including reward, tax, pensions and pensions de-risking, private client, private equity, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, litigation and dispute resolution, investment management, derivatives and trading, insurance, corporate and M&A, competition/antitrust, construction and engineering, commercial, brands, IP and IT, financial services regulation, finance and employment.
Specialist sectors: Please see the client’s section in the first paragraph of this entry.
Location/Contact: Macfarlanes LLP offices are in London. You can get in touch through their email at email@example.com. They also have an office in Brussels which purely focuses on antitrust/competition law.
Kennedys is a full-service law firm whose UK operation focuses on commercial dispute resolution and defendant claims. They work with clients including trustees, retail and restaurant businesses, solicitors, insurance brokers, engineers, project managers, surveyors and architects, directors, insurers and reinsurers (including motor insurers) and large corporates.
Kennedys have dedicated teams of lawyers; whose legal work predominantly covers finance, funds and investments, insolvency, regulatory and compliance, medical malpractise defendant claims for healthcare providers, corporate and commercial, commercial disputes, real estate, employment, counter-fraud solutions, liability defendant claims, counter-fraud solutions, corporate and commercial, finance, regulatory and compliance services, subrogated recoveries, defence claims services, coverage advice and policy wording and dispute resolution and litigation.
Specialist sectors: Shipping (including arrests) and travel, heavy industry, transport and logistics, private healthcare, construction and quarries, manufacturing and retail
Location/Contact: In the UK, they have 12 offices, including Belfast, Bristol, Chelmsford, Cambridge, London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds, Taunton and Sheffield (they also have a further 42 offices worldwide). You can find and reach key UK contacts via this page.
Gannon Solicitors is a bespoke commercial law firm providing UK comprehensive assistance for clients who, as they put it, are “entrepreneurial and successful”.
They work with clients regarding taxes, contracts, shareholder rights, employment laws, employee incentives, investment agreements, insolvency and restructuring, intellectual property and general corporate law. Gannon focuses on providing practical and cost-effective business and legal support for SME’s. They also regularly give legal workshops at business incubators across the UK (Project Cub).
Specialist sectors: N/A
Location/Contact: London. You can contact Gannon here.
As an award-winning law firm based in Central London, Saracens Solicitors primarily works with businesses and personal clients.
They provide specialist legal advice across many vital areas, including property law and litigation, commercial litigation, employment law and corporate crime. Saracens also have expertise in working with clients with luxury assets (aircraft, yachts, racehorses).
Specialist sectors: Banking, property, real estate
Location/Contact: They have a London headquarters with additional offices across the UK and worldwide. You can contact Saracens via their website form on their homepage.
Hudson McKenzie is a commercial law firm based in the UK with an international reach. They work with startups, small and medium-sized businesses and larger multinational enterprises.
As a law firm, Hudson McKenzie works with many clients across legal areas, including company/commercial, corporate, dispute resolution and litigation, employment, immigration, information technology, intellectual property licensing/compliance, media, and entertainment.
They also pride themselves on strong ethical values when dealing with clients and practising pro-bono work (as apart of their CSR initiative).
Specialist sectors: Financial institutions, oil and gas, media, life sciences, healthcare, transport, manufacturing, education, technology
Location/Contact: Hudson McKenzie is headquartered in London with additional offices in New York, Dubai and New Delhi. You can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Em Law is a full spectrum commercial law firm working with local and international businesses of all sizes in the UK.
Along with practising general company law, EM provides specialist legal services in various areas, including corporate, contract, data protection, employee share incentives, media and commercial property.
Specialist sectors: Software and technology, construction
Location/Contact: London. You can contact EM Law at email@example.com.
LEP LAW is an international law firm with headquarters in London. They primarily provide legal assistance within the English and Italian legal systems, focusing on working with British businesses who carry out commercial activities in Italy and vice versa.
In terms of legal services, LEP LAW helps clients in various areas, including property, immigration, legal translation, commercial law, litigation, compliance management and international contract law.
Specialist sectors: Financial institutions, real estate
Location/Contact: London HQ with satellite offices in Italy (Lugano, Milan and Florence). You can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Irwin Mitchell is a prominent full-service British law firm with many regional and local offices across the UK.
As a full-service law firm, they operate in almost all areas of business and commercial law, including tax, restructuring & insolvency, intellectual property, pensions, regulatory & compliance, real estate, corporate, employment law, providing in-house counsel, business immigration, commercial, commercial litigation & dispute resolution, banking & finance and business crime.
They can also offer expertise in different niche areas, including software licensing, cloud arrangements, broadband agreements, eCommerce, disputes regarding IT issues and intellectual property, supply chain relationship breakdown and ISP agreements.
Specialist sectors: Sport, technology & communications, manufacturing, media & entertainment, real estate, consumer & retail, education, financial & professional services
Location/Contact: Irwin Mitchell has offices across the UK, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Southampton and Sheffield. You can reach them via email on their contact page or request a callback.
DAC Beachcroft is a leading international law firm with over 2500 people across the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and North America. They provide a one-stop-shop for IT and telecom businesses in the UK, providing legal counsel from tech startups to industry giants.
They commonly provide business legal support across areas including commercial, clinical risk, corporate, dispute resolution, employment and pensions, financial services regulatory, public law and tax.
Specialist sectors: Real estate, retail, social care, insurance, insurance advisory, local authority, GC collective, government, healthcare regulatory, immigration, education, construction and engineering, banking and debt finance, aviation
Location/Contact: Manchester, London, Bristol, Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Newport and Windsor (many offices globally).
Addleshaw Goddard LLP is a corporate law firm headquartered in London. It was established in 2003 by the merger of Addleshaw Booth & Co. and Theodore Goddard.
They provide commercial legal advice in a number of areas, including real estate, restructuring, tax and structuring, transactions, intellectual property, investment management, pensions, infrastructure projects and energy, financial regulation, employment and immigration, finance, private capital, construction & engineering, professional practises, education and local government, crime, dispute resolution, corporate, competition and regulation and commercial services.
Specialist sectors: Real estate, retail and consumer, transport, energy and utilities, financial services, healthcare, advanced manufacturing, digital
Location/Contact: They have offices in England in London, Leeds, Manchester. For Scotland, offices are in Edinburgh and Glasgow. To contact them, go here and select the region you are from to contact them.
Herbert Smith Freehills
Herbert Smith Freehills London office gives legal support to some of the world’s biggest and most ambitious companies.
They provide dedicated legal counsel for TMT (telecommunication, media and tech industries). Their team has a great deal of experience and exposure to the most complex work and can provide efficient solutions to complex legal situations.
In addition, they have lawyers who are experts in sports and media law, business transaction law, and agricultural law, among other others; they also practise business law across a wide range of different areas.
Specialist sectors: Agribusiness, automotive, financial buyers, leisure and sport, professional support and business services, mining, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, real estate, technology, media and telecommunications, energy, infrastructure, manufacturing and industrials, banks and other financial institutions, consumer
Location/Contact: London (with further global office coverage). You can reach a specific partner of Herbert Smith on their website or the London office via this office contact page.
North Star Law
North Star Law is a boutique law firm based out of London. North Star provides several legal services, both commercial and personal. In regards to commercial law, they work with startups and corporate on employee immigration/visa needs, dispute resolution, commercial property
Specialist sectors: N/A
Location/Contact: London. You can reach North Star Law at email@example.com.
Hollingsworths focus on providing efficient dispute resolution and litigation for a range of business clients from local owner-managed businesses in Leicester to large national companies.
They also provide a full range of commercial legal services covering contracts, terms and conditions, business sales and purchases, managing cash flow, avoiding debt, debt recovery, protecting business information, employment contracts and insolvency advice.
Specialist sectors: N/A
Location/Contact: They are in Leicester. You can get in touch with their headquarters at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marriot Harrison LLP
Marriot Harrison LLP is a business law firm ranked by independent legal directories, focusing on supporting clients in achieving their business objectives. They work for international and UK clients, supporting global operations with legal partners in the Primereus network.
They pride themselves on having a team of experienced lawyers, many of whom have worked at Marriot Harrison for between 10 to 20 years, with primary practise areas including commercial, corporate, data protection, dispute resolution, employment, IP and IT, real estate, recruitment, restructuring
Specialist sectors: Financial institutions, capital markets, joint ventures, M&A, technology, intellectual property, real estate, data protection, restructuring
Location/Contact: Their office is in London. You can get in touch with them at email@example.com.
Established in 1790, Howes Percival is a private and commercial law firm with a team of lawyers who combine in-depth legal expertise with industry knowledge to provide practical advice on complex business situations.
In terms of their commercial law division, they practise in many areas, including agriculture law, commercial law, property and construction law, dispute settlements, environmental law, employment and HR law, and fraud recovery.
Specialist sectors: Agriculture, creative industry, automotive, development, mining and minerals, education, food and drink, retail, healthcare, leisure and tourism, media, science and technology, social housing
Location/Contact: They have law offices across the United Kingdom, including Northampton, Cambridge, Leicester, Manchester, Milton Keynes and Norwich. You can reach them here.
With over 30 years of expertise in handling commercial legal matters, Nath Solicitors are well-positioned to assist business owners and companies with a range of legal issues. Regarding commercial matters, they provide legal services and advice to large multinationals, startups, private companies and entrepreneurs.
Nath operates across an extensive range of practise areas but focuses on social media defamation, commercial contracts, business GDPR and dispute resolution. They also provide legal advice for United States businesses operating or planning toworke in the UK.
Specialist sectors: Entertainment, media, privacy and data protection, open-source intelligence, real estate
Location/Contact: Their head office is in London. You can reach them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bird & Bird
Bird & Bird is an international law firm with over 29 offices around the world. They have over 1,300 lawyers. Bird & Bird is primarily a tech-oriented commercial law firm but works with clients in several other areas (see specialists sectors).
They provide legal support and advice across trade and customs, tech transactions, tax, restructuring and insolvency, regulatory and administrative, international HR services, infrastructure, real estate, finance & financial regulation, digital rights & assets, corporate, international dispute resolution, intellectual property, regulatory & public affairs, public projects and procurement, privacy and data protection, outsourcing, investigations, franchising, competition & EU law and commercial.
Specialist sectors: Automotive, aviation and aerospace, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, life sciences and healthcare, media, entertainment and sport, retail and consumer, technology, communications
Location/Contact: They are in the UK, France, Finland, Netherlands, Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic, Finland, Luxembourg, Australia, etc. You can find contact details for their UK offices here.
Burges Salmon is a UK-based law firm that works with domestic businesses and international operations in the UK (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland). Via the Preferred Law Firm network, they also partner with several other firms to provide a truly international legal service.
With over 445 lawyers, 800 employees and 95 partners, they are a full-service commercial law firm able to provide support across various areas. Burges Salmon core areas of legal expertise include real estate services, private client services, employment, corporate, dispute resolution, commercial and banking.
They further specialise in many areas, including construction disputes, finance, energy storage, nuclear power, project finance, real estate finance, defense, water, renewable energy, oil and gas, energy regulation, and so on.
Specialist sectors: Public sector, real estate, transport, financial services, infrastructure, net zero cross-sector initiative, private wealth, energy power, utilities
Location/Contact: They have office locations in Bristol, Edinburgh and London. You can reach them through their website.
Stephenson Harwood has over 1,100 staff worldwide, including over 100 partners working together towards achieving their clients’ goals. They work with listed and private companies, individuals and institutions.
The lawyers working for Stephenson Harwood are experienced in various fields, including intellectual property, marine and international trade, private client, trusts and fiduciary services, personal wealth, dispute resolution, employment, pensions, incentives and immigration, environment, finance, competition, corporate, data protection and information, commercial, outsourcing and technology,
Specialist sectors: Hotels and leisure, healthcare, aviation, consumer, family offices, shipping, sport, railroad, funds and financial services, energy and natural resources, government and public sector, funds and financial services, insurance, international trade, banking
Location/Contact: They have offices in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and other places worldwide. In the UK, their base in London and can be reached via this page.
Mishcon de Reya LLP
Mishcon de Reya is a full-service law firm with over 900 lawyers providing commercial and personal legal advice.
Their lawyers practise commercial law across many areas, including corporate, dispute resolution, data, intellectual property, employment, real estate, Brexit, and regulatory laws.
Specialist sectors: Construction and engineering, technology, betting and gaming, E-sports, financial services, food and beverage, media and entertainment, life sciences, hospitality and leisure, mobility and automotive, food and beverage, retail, sports, recruitment services, technology
Location/Contact: They are headquartered in London and have a sister office in Singapore. You can reach the London Office of Mischcon de Reya via this page.
Oracle Solicitors was established in 2002 with a mission to build a diverse and modern law firm that provides both individuals and business owners with smart legal solutions.
In terms of commercial law, they have legal experience regarding commercial contracts, confidentiality or non-disclosure agreements, franchise agreements, procurement advice, partnerships and joint-venture agreements.
Specialist sectors: Corporate law, company crime, cybercrime, aviation law, employment law, company law, debt recovery, prosecutions, regulatory law, commercial litigation, insolvency, employment protection scheme
Location/Contact: Their headquarters are in London, and they have an additional office in Belfast. You can get in touch with them at email@example.com.
Tebbits & Co
Tebbits & Co are a firm of commercial solicitors based out of the Liverpool region. It is an independent firm that provides legal assistance/advice to small and medium-sized businesses across the North East of England.
Their services include debt recovery, employment law, company and contracts, intellectual property law, buying and selling businesses, franchising, business leases, landlord and tenant law and dispute resolution. Tebbits & Co is also one of the few firms on this list that provide information regarding fees for hourly legal services.
Specialist sectors: N/A
Location/Contact: They have offices in Crewe (Cheshire) and Warrington (also Cheshire but very close to Liverpool). You can get in touch with their head office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lester Dominic Solicitors (LDS)
Lester Dominic Solicitors (LDS) is a boutique commercial and personal law based out of North London, serving clients since 2004. Aside from their London office, they have associate and affiliate offices worldwide to support internationally active clients.
Concerning commercial services, they cover common commercial law, employment law, litigation and property. LDS has a range of sister companies providing technology/strategy advice and estate management services outside of the law.
Specialist sectors: N/A
Location: They are located in Finchley, London, United Kingdom. You can reach them at email@example.com.
Oliver Fisher Solicitors
Established in 1957, Oliver Fisher Solicitors are a well-known independent firm of solicitors providing personal and business legal advice out of Kensington, London.
They provide commercial legal assistance primarily on employment law, business leases, debt recovery, commercial litigation, commercial property, and professional negligence.
You can find details of their business legal fees structure here.
Specialist sectors: Construction, real estate, finance
Location/Contact: They have their main office in London. You can get in touch with them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Duncan Lewis Solicitors
Duncan Lewis Solicitors is a commercial and personal law firm established in 1998; their clients include SME’s and corporates. They also actively promote that they only employ lawyers with at least 20 years of legal experience.
Their primary business legal services include clinical negligence, business immigration, professional negligence, business crime and investigation international disputes, regulatory law, commercial litigation and disputes.
Specialist sectors: N/A
Location/Contact: They have offices across England and Wales, with multiple offices across London and branches in Birmingham, Bradford, Cambridge, Chatham, Gravesend, Leeds, Leicester, Luton, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Northampton, Swansea, and Tonbridge. You can contact their London office here.
Norton Rose Fulbright
Norton Rose Fulbright is composed of five regional legal partnerships; they share a single management board but are not financially integrated, and the UK partnership is headquartered in London. They are one of the largest law firms on the planet and primarily work with corporate and growth-stage clients.
They offer technical legal expertise across a range of areas, including intellectual property,
projects, regulation and investigations, tax, banking and finance, capital markets, corporate, M&A and securities, emerging markets, environmental, social and governance (ESG), risk advisory, litigation and disputes, real estate, financial services and regulation, data protection, privacy and cybersecurity, employment and labour, climate change and sustainability, bankruptcy, financial restructuring and insolvency, antitrust and competition,
Specialist sectors: Transport, technology, technology and innovation, infrastructure, mining, commodities, energy
Location/Contact: In the UK, London and Newcastle (with many more global offices).
Travers Smith provides advisory, contentious, regulatory and transactional assistance to business owners and proprietors in the UK.
They are a prestigious law firm with a primary focus on working with leading organisations and ambitious startups.
Within the core areas already mentioned, Travers Smith specialises in several areas, including asset management, pensions, tax, employment law, commercial law, civil fraud, investigations, competition disputes, corporate and commercial disputes, and pension disputes.
Specialist sectors: Their focus areas include technology, corporate and M&A, financial institutions, real estate, data protection.
Location/Contact: Offices in London and Paris. You can get in touch with Travers Smith through the contact form on their website.
Simmons and Simmons
Simmons and Simmons is an international law firm that endeavours to act as your business partner. Formed in 1896 from their London roots, they have become a global force in the legal industry.
They provide legal assistance predominantly to players in the TMT sector, with legal services covering areas including asset management, capital markets, commodities, competition/antitrust, corporate and M&A, criminal law, dispute resolution, insurance, investigations, regulations, and more.
Specialist sectors: Technology, media, telecommunications, financial institutions, healthcare, life sciences
Location/Contact: In the UK they have offices in London, Cambridge and Bristol. They also have international branches in Asia, Europe, Africa, USA, and the Middle east. You can reach Simmons and Simmons London office at email@example.com.
Latham & Watkins LLP
Latham & Watkins is an award-winning commercial firm with over 3,000 lawyers helping UK and global businesses succeed.
In terms of business legal practise, they cover corporate governance, data security, communications law, benefits and compensations, derivatives, emerging companies, financial regulation, complex commercial litigation and much more.
Specialist sectors: Automotive, FinTech, REITs, retail and consumer products, technology, video gaming and E-sports, financial institutions, entertainments, sports and media, energy and infrastructure, aerospace, defence, government services
Location/Contact: Latham & Watkins has offices in London, Beijing, Boston, Brussels, Century City, Chicago, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong and many other locations worldwide. You can select and contact the right associate or legal partner via this link.
Dentons is a global law firm practising across a broad number of legal areas. They provide assistance and legal expertise to large multinationals and big corporations in the UK and all over the world.
Denton encompasses legal specialists in aboriginal law, arbitration, banking and finance, competition and antitrust, corporate, environment and natural resources, health care, hotels and leisure, immigration, mergers and acquisition, notary services, private equity, project development, public international law and many other areas of law.
Specialist sectors: Technology, aviation, immigration, hotels and leisure, real estate, transportation, life sciences, banking and finance, mining, life sciences
Location/Contact: Their UK office locations are Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Milton Keynes and Watford. They also have offices in many countries around the world, including the USA, Africa and France. You can find contact details for the London offices here.
Farrer & Co.
Farrer & Co is a law firm specialising in working with private investors, entrepreneurs, luxury brands, private businesses and family businesses, alongside other types of commercial and private clients.
In regards to commercial law, their services cover areas including dispute resolution, commercial, immigration, information & data, tax, banking & finance, charity & community, employment, corporate, intellectual property & technology, property and reputation management.
Like many on this list, Farrer & Co is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
Specialist sectors: Financial services, Not-For-Profit, education, private wealth, businesses
Location/Contact: Their main office is in London. For enquiries, you can get in touch with Farrer & Co at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As Protopapas LLP put it their “Small enough to care, big enough to cope”. Founded in 1990, they are a commercial and personal law firm that offer services covering dispute resolution, commercial law, intellectual property and commercial legal representation.
Specialist sectors: Real estate, property litigation, construction and engineering, financial institutions, intellectual property
Location/Contact: Their head office is in London. You can reach them at email@example.com.
White & Case LLP
White & Case LLP is a large international commercial law firm that provides legal assistance to businesses, financial institutions and government agencies.
Their practise areas include antitrust/competition, asset finance, business and human rights, capital markets, commercial litigation, construction, data and cybersecurity, derivatives, employment compensation and benefits, environment and climate change, financial restructuring and insolvency, financial services regulatory, and foreign direct investment.
They cover regions including Africa, Asia, Central Europe, Latin America, North America and Western Europe.
Specialist sectors: Aviation, chemicals, maritime and shipping, consumer products, financial institutions, FinTech, infrastructure, private equity, manufacturing and industrial, media, mining and metals, oil and gas, pharmaceutical and healthcare, power, real estate, technology
Location/Contact: Their head office is in London. You can reach White & Case LLP here.
Ola Leslie Solicitors
Ola Leslie Solicitors are a UK-based commercial law firm that helps business owners grow their businesses, protect personal assets and develop property.
Whilst primarily focusing on property-related transactions, they can assist businesses in a range of areas, including contracts and agreements, debt recovery, business immigration and employment law.
Specialist sectors: Commercial property
Location/Contact: They have their headquarters situated in London. You can reach Ola Leslie Solicitors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scornik Gerstein LLP
Founded in 1984, Scornik Gerstein is a full-service law firm covering commercial and personal legal matters for UK and international clients.
They are a multi-disciplinary firm who practise in a range of commercial legal areas, including law, personal injury, commercial conveyancing, taxation, notary public services, corporate and commercial, employment and intellectual property.
Specialist sectors: Hospitality, tourism, residential development, Technology Media Telecoms (TMT), environment, maritime
Location/Contact: Their headquarters are in London. You can reach their London office at email@example.com.
Womble Bond Dickinson
Womble Bond Dickinson is a commercial law firm with a customer-centred vision. By revenue, they are among the top 20 law firms in the UK with 420 partners and over 1,000 lawyers in different fields. They have eight offices in the United Kingdom and 19 branches in the USA. Their clients include top global multinationals like Nissan, Bellway, Sainsbury, New Look, and Atom Bank.
Their service areas include commercial, corporate, dispute resolution and litigation, employment and pensions, finance & banking, restructuring, insolvency, IP, technology and data, private wealth, projects, construction and infrastructure, real estate and regulatory.
Specialist sectors: Retail and consumer, technology, transport, manufacturing, private wealth, real estate, healthcare, public, government services and third sector, insurance, life sciences and pharmaceuticals, energy and natural resources, financial institutions
Location/Contact: They are located in London and several other countries. You can reach Womble Bond at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clyde & Co.
Clyde & Co. is also a commercial law firm on a global front. They predominantly focus on providing business legal assistance in five main industries, including insurance, transport, infrastructure, energy, trade, and commodities.
They have 440 partners, 1,800 lawyers, 2,500 legal professionals, and 4,000 total staff, ensuring that their clients have access to legal service anywhere in the world.
They practise in cyber risk finance, data protection and privacy, environmental law, commercial, climate change risk practise, global recoveries and commercial disputes.
Specialist sectors: Aviation, education, energy and natural resources, healthcare, hospitality, infrastructure, insurance and reinsurance, marine, professional practises, retail and consumer, and trade, commodities
Location/Contact: UK and Europe, Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Middle East. You can send an enquiry to Clyde & Co here.
FREETHS is a Top 50 ranked (2020) national law firm operating in the United Kingdom; their client base is predominantly made up of corporations and large enterprises.
Their team of dedicated lawyers, numbering up to 800, puts their experience in key legal areas, including business services, dispute management and real estate.
Specialist sectors: Drinks, hospitality and leisure, energy, water and sustainability, food, public sector, retail, farm, transport and logistics
Location/Contact: FREETHS have locations across the UK, which includes Stoke, Sheffield, Oxford, Nottingham, Milton Keynes, Manchester, London, Liverpool, Leicester, Leeds, Derby, Bristol and Birmingham. You can reach them via their contact page here.
Keoghs is UK based and focused commercial law firm focused entirely on working with clients in the insurance industry (including claims-related services to insurers, businesses and other suppliers to the insurance sector).
Their legal practise works across many insurance-specific areas, including HAVS,
insurance contract wording & drafting, gadgets & mobile fraud, healthcare enabled fraud, motor, property damage, mesothelioma, professional and financial risks,
WRULD, fraud screening: mass data analysis, motor crime, property fraud, fraud rings, enforcements, financial institutions, local authority/public sector, pet and animals, subtle brain injury, abuse, marine ports & offshore – fraud, policy coverage, travel, advocacy,
artificial intelligence, health & safety, casualty, healthcare, marine: ports & offshore, occupational cancer, product liability, subsidence, volume, casualty fraud, complex & catastrophic loss, construction & engineering, contingency, corporate & sector risks, intelligence services, occupational asthma, subrogated recoveries, COSHH, costs, counter-fraud, disease, NIHL, sport, cyber risks, dermatitis, directors and officers insurance, motor trade, reinsurance, credit hire, credit hire fraud, motor fraud, property risks and coverage and legacy.
Specialist sectors: Insurance
Location/Contact: Headquarters in Bolton, other UK offices include Coventry, Southampton, Manchester, Glasgow, Liverpool, London Belfast, Newcastle and Bristol. You can contact your local Keoghs office via this page.
Preiskel & Co LLP
Based in the City of London, Preiskel & Co is a commercial law firm specialising in providing legal services to corporate and small business owners alike (in the UK and internationally).
They have a team of lawyers who are qualified in multiple jurisdictions worldwide, and they are recognised for their legal inputs in the media, technology and telecommunication Specialist sectors.
They provide business legal services across various core areas, including regulatory, intellectual property, employment, dispute resolution, data protection (privacy and retention), corporate, competition & antitrust and commercial.
Specialist sectors: Telecommunication, Media and Technology (TMT), gambling, lifestyle, retail and leisure
Location/Contact: Their London head office can be reached via email@example.com.
Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors
Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors is a private and commercial law firm. It serves small business owners and multinationals as well as individuals having legal issues.
They are based in Milton Keynes but provide legal services across the UK. Their team of lawyers are practical and pragmatic in giving out solutions to clients’ problems. Services include dispute resolution, commercial property, and employment for businesses.
Specialist sectors: Construction and development, property
Location/Contact: They are based in Milton Keynes. They can be reached through the contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MBM Commercial is an award-winning independent commercial law firm based between London and Edinburgh.
MBM Commercial specialise in corporate transactions with a particular focus on investments, technology and growth.
Legal services covered include investment (VC & angel), mergers and acquisition, funds formation, restructuring and insolvency, crowdfunding, commercial disputes, financial disputes, litigation funding, professional negligence, company support services, IP and commercial contracts, startups/spin-outs, and intellectual property disputes.
Specialist sectors: Green energy/renewables, data, finance, engineering, healthcare
Location/Contact: MBM Commercial are based in Edinburgh. They can be reached here.
Capital Law is a welsh-based commercial law firm working with businesses from the private, public and third Specialist sectors: of all sizes.
They’re able to provide legal advice in a range of specialists areas, including business immigration, banking and finance (refinancing), investment financing, asset financing, development finance, blockchain (end-to-end commercial legal advice, regulatory advice, help with ICOs and TSEs), welsh law, Brexit, education, energy and infrastructure, InsurTech and mediation.
Their operations are also complemented by their sister business (Capital People), which consults on human resources, health and safety and organisational development.
Specialist sectors: Technology, insurance, finance
Location/Contact: They are located in Cardiff, United Kingdom. You can reach Capital Law at email@example.com.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is a top-tier law firm in the UK and one of the world’s largest multinational law firms.
They use their expertise and experience to solve complex challenges for the most prominent global organisations (defending corporate jurisdiction and managing multi-jurisdictional regulation). They also work with new high growth businesses seeking to enter the market.
In terms of legal services, they operate across a broad range of areas, including sustainability, regulatory, restructuring and insolvency, people and reward, real estate, intellectual property, data and commercial, global investigations, investment fund services, financing and capital markets, corporate and M&A, disputes, litigation and arbitration, construction and engineering, antitrust and competition and tax.
Specialist sectors: Real estate, financial institutions, construction and engineering
Location/Contact: They have UK offices in London and Manchester. They also have global offices in Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Dubai, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and then other locations across the globe. You can get in touch with Freshfields through the contact form on their website.
Slaughter and May
Slaughter and May are perhaps one of the most known names to businesses and people outside of the legal industry, having maintained a high profile since its founding in 1889.
They focus on helping large and ambitious organisations with their legal needs, with services covering capital markets, commercial contracts, corporate M&A, data privacy, disputes, financial regulations, environment, insurance, intellectual property, restructuring and insolvency and more.
Specialist sectors: Banking and finance, FinTech, government, consumer and retail, asset management, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, industrial products and services, infrastructure and energy, insurance, media and telecoms, private equity, real estate and construction, tech, digital
Location/Contact: They have offices in London, Brussels, Beijing, and Hong Kong. You can reach their London head office from here.
Blackstone Chambers has earned their place in the sought-after and prestigious ‘Bar’s Magic Circle’. Additionally, they are the winners of Chamber of the Year in 2019 at the UK Bar Awards.
When it comes to finding a corporate advocate entitled to practise in the UK courts on your behalf, they are among the most notable. Their expertise lies in several areas, including public & regulatory, sanctions, sport, tax, telecommunications, commercial law, financial services, insurance & reinsurance, mediators, civil liberties & human rights, commercial, banking, finance & restructuring and arbitration.
Specialist sectors: Banking and finance, healthcare, engineering and construction, aviation, education, medical and mental health, data protection and privacy, community care
Location/Contact: Their office is at Blackstone Chamber, 1 Garden Court, Temple, London, EC4Y 9BJ, United Kingdom. You can reach a clerk who will direct your enquiry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ashurst is another global law firm that services the legal needs of multinationals and large corporations all over the globe.
With a founding vision to be the most progressive global law firm, they have been delivering practical solutions with a pragmatic approach to business clients all over the world for hundreds of years.
Ashurst works across a range of key legal areas including real estate,
restructuring, insolvency & special situations, tax, investment funds, investigations, corporate and M&A, competition & antitrust, capital markets, financial regulation, intellectual property, employment, digital economy, dispute resolution and banking & finance.
Specialist sectors: Transport, technology, media & telecommunications, private equity, manufacturing & distribution, mining, oil & gas, hotels, leisure & gaming, insurance & reinsurance, banks, built environment, pharmaceuticals & healthcare, power & utilities, consumer, food & retail, government and public sector, business support services, aerospace & defence, alternative investment funds
Location/Contact: They have office locations in London and several other countries all over the world. You can reach Ashurst through their web form.
Browne Jacobson is a leading full-service law firm that works with SME’s, investors and major enterprises across various industries.
They have over 500 lawyers and 146 partners and provide legal services, including dispute and litigation, intellectual property law, employment law, regulatory law, real estate, and employment law.
Specialist sectors: Technology, retail, private sector, insurance, in-house legal, health, government sector, financial services, education, brands
Location/Contact: Browne Jacobson has offices in Birmingham, Exeter, Manchester, Nottingham and London. They can be reached through their contact page.
Orrick (UK – Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP)
Orrick is a large international law firm with offices worldwide; their London office focuses on clients in technology and innovation, finance and energy and infrastructure.
They provide services covering regulatory law and dispute resolution to information governance. They cover far too many areas to list here; you can find a full list of practise areas on their website.
Specialist sectors: Energy and infrastructure, finance, technology, capital ventures, venture capital
Location/Contact: Their London office can be reached at email@example.com.
Bindmans is ranked by Chambers and Partners UK as a top-tier London law firm in many practise areas within the UK. In addition to their commercial services, Bindmans has become known as champions in defending civil liberties and human rights.
Specifically, concerning commercial law, they provide legal services such as fraud recovery, business crime and regulatory law advice, employment law and professional discipline advice.
Specialist sectors: Healthcare, education, finance, media, entertainment, real estate, charities, not-for-profit businesses
Location/Contact: Their London office can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Handslaw Solicitors is an independent business law firm based in Dewsbury, United Kingdom.
Alongside providing general business legal advice, they have a team of solicitors specialising in dispute resolution, acquisition and disposals of property portfolios, refinancing land or commercial property, buying and selling freehold, commercial leases
Specialist sectors: Joint-ventures, real estate, capital markets
Location/Contact: Their head office is in Dewsbury, United Kingdom. You can contact Handslaw Solicitors at email@example.com.
JMW is a top 100 full-service law firm assisting both individuals and businesses; having practised commercial law for over 40 years, they are among the leading firms in the North West of England.
JMW provide business legal services in corporate law, business crime, commercial litigation, employment, professional regulation, contracts, corporate insolvency, real estate commercial, real estate finance and intellectual property.
Specialist sectors: Data and privacy protection, banking and finance, real estate, capital markets, joint-ventures
Location/Contact: JMW Solicitors are based in Manchester (three offices). You can reach their head office through the contact form on their website.
Brachers LLP has over 125 years of experience in practising law, situated in Canterbury, they provide services for individuals and business owners.
Their commercial legal services include debt recovery, insolvency, environmental law, corporate and finance.
Specialist sectors: Agricultural and rural, charities, construction, banking and finance, education, healthcare, life sciences, primary care, property, investors, developers, landlords
Location/Contact: Their offices are in Maidstone and Canterbury. You can reach them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Swindell & Pearson
Swindell & Pearson are one of the UK’s largest law firms, purely specialising in dealing with intellectual property’s legal aspects. They aim to provide an excellent but reasonably priced service to companies, academic institutions, government agencies and individuals.
Specialist sectors: Tech, universities, eCommerce, chemistry, engineering
Location/Contact: Offices in Derby, Sheffield, Stafford Wolverhampton and Stoke. You can get in touch with them here.
CMS Cameron merged with Edinburgh-based Dundas & Wilson in May 2014. Their legal counsel expertise lies in business tax and legal procedures. In addition, their team is experienced in working with technology companies. They assist with significant transactions, day-to-day legal services, and legal counsel for the fast-paced technology sector (ranging from global players to startups).
CMS predominantly works in tax, intellectual property, insolvency & restructuring, employment & pensions, dispute resolution, corporate/M&A, compliance, competition & EU and commercial.
Specialist sectors: Technology, Media & Communications (TMC), real estate & construction, public procurement, private equity, life sciences & healthcare, insurance, infrastructure & projects, hotels & leisure, funds, energy & climate change, consumer products, banking & finance
Location/Contact: Reading, Sheffield, Manchester, London, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Bristol. They have offices all over the globe as well as an office in London.
As a major law firm, DWF work with clients across many core legal areas, including connected services, litigation and investigations, contracts management, legal analytics, compliance, pensions, real estate, regulatory, tax & private capital, trade & competition law, dispute resolution, employment, insurance, intellectual property law and licensing, corporate, data protection and cybersecurity, debt recovery, banking, finance & restructuring and commercial law.
Their Mindcrest team also works on litigation and investigations, legal analytics, contracts management and compliance. They also have an online portal that enables clients and prospective clients to request the service of an in-house lawyer who can manage a wide range of matters relating to business law.
Specialist sectors: Technology & communications, transport, insurance, government & public sector, real estate, retail, food, healthcare, hospitality, energy, financial services
Location/Contact: Their UK office is in London, United Kingdom. You can reach DWF at email@example.com.
MTB Solicitors is a full-service law firm established in 1977 and based in Belfast; they have grown to become one of the leading law firms in Northern Ireland. They give legal advice and related services to businesses and individuals alike (across the United Kingdom).
They work with businesses of all sizes from sole proprietors and partnerships to large limited companies.
They render commercial services on corporate law, employment law, commercial contracts, commercial dispute resolution, commercial property transactions, commercial property disputes, corporate recovery and insolvency, debt recovery, banking litigation, licensing, mis-selling of pensions and investment and credit hire.
Specialist sectors: N/A
Location/Contact: Belfast and Dublin. You can reach MTB Solicitors at the Belfast office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trowers & Hamlins
Trowers & Hamlins is a top-ranking commercial law firm in the UK working with governments and businesses alike; like several other influential UK firms, they have been in operation for over 200 years.
Their commercial legal service areas include Korean law, finance, dispute resolution, construction, corporate, affordable housing, commercial, employment and pensions, covid-19, real estate and tax. For private individuals, they also cover personal wealth.
Specialist sectors: Education, energy, health and social care, hospitality, tourism and travel, real estate, technology transport, infrastructure
Location/Contact: Their UK offices are in Birmingham, Exeter, Manchester and London; they have international locations in Malaysia, Dubai, Oman, Bahrain and Abu Dhabi. and other parts of the world. You can contact their UK operation at email@example.com.
Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP
Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP (PMC) is a UK and international law firm with over 130 partners, working with clients across various specialist sectors: and sizes from owner-managed businesses to publicly listed companies (PLC’s).
Being in existence for more than 300 years means PMC can assist businesses with legal issues/work across a vast range of commercial law areas.
This includes IT and telecommunications, marine, trade and energy, pensions, employment, restructuring and insolvency, immigration, commercial dispute resolution, construction and infrastructure, travel, intellectual property, corporate, real estate, international trade, regulatory compliance, data protection and privacy, banking and finance and corporate tax.
Specialist sectors: Private wealth, real estate, charities, technology, shipping social, housing, financial services, education, retail, life sciences, sports and entertainment, sustainability
Location/contact: Penningtons head office is in London with other UK offices in Guildford, Reading, Birmingham, Oxford and Basingstoke. PMC also has international offices in Madrid, Paris, Singapore, Piraeus and Sao Paulo. You can reach them via their contact page.
As a renowned litigation and dispute resolution firm, Saunders Law is ranked in both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners for their contributions to the law.
They provide legal expertise to SMEs as well as large corporations in areas including alternative dispute resolution, breach of contract, commercial contract disputes, directors’ duties, enforcing us and other international judgements, entertainment and sports disputes, fraud and asset recovery, freezing injunctions and orders, high-value debt recovery, international arbitration, media law, privacy and reputation and professional negligence.
Specialist sectors: Media, entertainment, healthcare, sport
Location/Contact: Their office is in the city of London. You can reach them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trading for over 200 years, Actons Solicitors has grown to become a leading independent Nottingham law firm with a reputation for excellence and building long term client relationships.
They offer a range of legal expertise focusing on business transactions, business structures & ownership, debt recovery, agricultural law, equine law, insolvency, buying or selling a business, commercial property, commercial disputes & litigation, commercial contracts, commercial property disputes and employment law.
The team at Actons Solicitors describes themselves as down-to-earth lawyers who can provide an exceptional service level whilst clearly understanding what you want to achieve.
Specialist sectors: Equine, agriculture, property
Location/Contact: They are in Nottingham, United Kingdom. You can contact Acton Solicitors through their website form.
Summit Law LLP
Summit Law specialise in working with company directors and shareholders to provide business-orientated legal support.
Summit Law provide legal support for businesses in many areas, including defamation, employment law, breach of contract and contract disputes, shareholder & director disputes, commercial litigation, data protection compliance and breaches, commercial debt recovery and litigation, corporate insolvency and director disqualification defence.
Specialist sectors: Real estate, technology, banking and finance
Location/Contact: Their head office is in London, and they have a range of smaller offices across the capital. You can reach them at email@example.com.
Palazzo Law Boutique
Palazzo Law Boutique is a commercially orientated law firm that provides legal services on commercial, international and Italian law.
They practise in Italy and the UK, providing legal services covering debt recovery, dispute resolution, contract law, corporate structure and growth, import and export and intellectual property.
Specialist sectors: Information technology, media, real estate, and imports and exports
Location/Contact: They have offices in the UK (London) and Italy. You can reach them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PAIL Solicitors specialises in providing legal assistance to leading-edge small and medium-sized businesses or startups. They provide services on legal and contractual matters, with a team of experienced lawyers who are specialists.
Specialist sectors: Digital IP, digital technologies, internet, media
Location/Contact: Their head office is in London. You can send them an email through their contact page.
Phillip Ross Solicitors
Phillip Ross was established in 1946 to assist businesses on legal matters, their headquartered in West London and have a branch office in Bushey.
Phillip Ross offers a wide range of commercial legal services, including projects and infrastructure, notarial, employment law for businesses, international law, buying, selling and listings, employment, business, company and commercial, business structures, business contracts and corporate and asset finance.
Specialist sectors: Real estate (property development planning, offshore investors and finance, investment, enfranchisement, residential conveyancing, commercial property), banking and finance (Islamic finance and remortgaging), construction
Location/Contact: They have offices in London and Bushey. You can get in touch with their London office at email@example.com.
Clifford Chance is an award-winning global law firm working with technology orientated businesses.
They provide business legal support across a range of areas including real estate, technology.
Tax, pensions, employment & incentives, litigation & dispute resolution, finance, environmental, social and governance (ESG), corporate, capital markets, boardroom risk and reputation and antitrust.
Besides their legal services, they also have a dedicated and integrated global IT and outsourcing practise (and can advise on complex IT transactions).
Specialist sectors: Real estate, telecommunications, media & technology, transport & logistics, industrials, infrastructure, insurance, private equity, energy & resources, funds & investment management, healthcare, life sciences & chemicals, banks and consumer, goods & retail
Location/Contact: Their UK offices are in London and Newcastle. You can reach the London office here.
DLA Piper primarily provides legal assistance to multinationals, global 1,000 and fortune 500 enterprises. However, they also assist and look to actively work with high growth emerging companies in the innovation and technology spaces.
DLA Piper practise across a full range of commercial areas including employment, finance, intellectual property and technology, international trade, regulatory and government affairs, litigation, arbitration and investigations, projects, energy and infrastructure, real estate, restructuring, sustainability and environmental, social and governance, tax and corporate.
Specialist sectors: Media, sport and entertainment, real estate, technology, life sciences, insurance, industrials, infrastructure, construction and transport, hospitality and leisure, healthcare, government contracting, financial services, energy and natural resources, consumer goods, food and retail
Location/Contact: London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds (beyond the UK, DLA Piper have offices worldwide, including Dublin). You can reach them via their contact page.
Linklaters is a global law firm advising the most prominent international corporations. They give legal counsel in challenging transactions and assignments. They also assist businesses involved in telecommunications, media and technology.
Linklaters provide a range of legal services, including real estate, public & administrative law, private equity, pensions, data, legal operations, crisis management, credit and special situations, Islamic finance, investment funds, corporate/M&A, capital markets, construction, financial regulation group, intellectual property, international arbitration, Brexit, business crime & investigations, energy & infrastructure, environment, social and governance, antitrust & foreign investment, banking, employment & incentives, dispute resolution, diversity faculty, restructuring and insolvency, risk and resilience, tax, technology, procurement and outsourcing, telecoms, trade law and US Law.
Specialist sectors: Telecoms, technology, sports, real estate and leisure, private equity and financial sponsors, mining, investment managers, insurance, infrastructure & transport, industrials, healthcare, fintech, energy & utilities, consumer, chemicals, banks, automotive
Location/Contact: Head office in London, they also have offices in 37 other cities across the globe). You can get in touch with Linklaters London Office here.
Eversheds Sutherland is a technology-focused commercial law firm. Eversheds is cutting-edge in terms of its understanding of emerging technologies and their legal procedures/implications. They have a large group of lawyers that predominantly focus on technology, media and telecommunication.
They practise in the UK and globally, including corporate counselling, corporate crime/white-collar crime, employment law, commercial and IT.
Specialist sectors: Technology, media and telecoms (with particular focus on emerging technologies), cannabis, consumer, diversified industrials, financial institutions, real estate, public sector
Location/Contact: Their UK offices are in Nottingham, Newcastle, Leeds, Cardiff, Birmingham, Cambridge, London, Ipswich, Edinburgh and Manchester. You can reach Eversheds through the contact form on their website for the London office.
Taylor Wessing has nearly 400 partners and over 1,000 lawyers, established from a merger between the British law firm Taylor Jayson Garret and Berenberg-Gossier; it is one of the UK’s biggest firms.
Taylor Wessing practise UK commercial law in several areas including real estate & construction, restructuring & insolvency, tax, venture capital, information technology, patents & innovation, private client, private equity, projects, energy & infrastructure,
environmental, planning & regulatory, employment, pensions & mobility, data protection & cyber, disputes & investigations, corporate/M&A & capital markets, copyright & media law, corporate crime & compliance, competition, EU & trade, commercial & consumer contracts, brands & advertising and banking & finance.
In addition to the above, Taylor Wessing has an online portal called TW Tech Focus. They provide tech companies guidance during their corporate life cycle ranging from startups to companies entering commercialisation and beyond.
Specialist sectors: Telecoms, technology, sports, real estate and leisure, mining, private equity and financial sponsors, investment managers, infrastructure & transport, insurance, industrials, healthcare, banks, chemicals, consumer, energy & utilities, fintech, automotive
Location/Contact: UK offices in Cambridge, Liverpool and London. You can contact their London office on their contact page.
Charles Russell Speechlys
Charles Russell Speechlys is a law firm based in London, with clients ranging from public and private businesses to wealthy individuals.
Their areas of expertise are banking and finance, commercial, corporate tax, dispute resolution, real estate, intellectual property, construction, and so on.
Specialist sectors: Art and luxury, aviation, charities and philanthropy, energy and natural resources, real estate, sport, TMT, healthcare, financial services
Location/Contact: They have offices across the globe. In the UK, offices include London, Guildford and Cheltenham. You can contact their UK London office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCPL)
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCPL) is a law firm who are, as they put it, “advancing legal services through connectivity, collaboration and innovation”.
With over 1,400 lawyers, they combine practical experience, industry knowledge and market connections to support business leaders worldwide.
Legal services they offer cover areas of practise, including corporate, investigations, real estate finance, hotels and hospitality, redevelopment, international trade, aviation finance, antitrust and competition, licensing, and banking.
Specialist sectors: Sports & entertainment, sourcing & technology, retail and consumer products, renewables, real estate sector, payment systems, oil, gas and LNG, mining and metals, insurance, infrastructure, hotels and hospitality, funds & investment management, food & agribusiness, energy & natural resources, data centre and digital infrastructure team, banking
Location/Contact: Their offices’ locations span the world, UK offices are in Southampton, London and Manchester. You can reach their London office via this page.
They work with high growth businesses across a number of legal practise areas, including oil and gas, ports & terminals, government services, international trade regulation, logistics, mining, fraud and insolvency, financial services regulation, finance, financial institutions, employment, EU, competition and trade regulatory, dispute resolution, digital trade, cybersecurity, data protection, corporate and commercial.
Specialist sectors: Shipping, insurance & reinsurance, energy, construction, aerospace, commodities
Location/Contact: All continents. You can contact their London office here.
ALLEN & OVERY
ALLEN & OVERY offer technical legal expertise in various areas and are one of the largest UK-based law firms. In terms of clients, they consider TMT (telecommunication, media and technology) a key priority.
ALLEN & OVERY have industry knowledge and expertise across several legal disciplines including but not limited to antitrust and competition, banking and finance, business and human rights law, capital markets, corporate and M&A.
Specialist sectors: Energy, telecommunications, media, life sciences, metal and mining
Location/Contact: London and Belfast (they also have global office coverage). You can contact them through this form.
to support entrepreneurs and their businesses as they start-up and scale-up. Through their popular ‘Enterprise’ subscription service, they offer quick and easy access to specialist lawyers starting at £99 per hour, a fraction of the cost of a traditional law firm.
Fortune Law is a niche commercial law firm focusing almost exclusively on founders and entrepreneurs. They fill the sweet spot for business owners who want excellent commercial advice but don’t want to be lost within the corridors of a large City firm.
They work with clients on all manner of commercial and corporate matters from start-ups needing platform terms and conditions to Series A fundraising to listed companies buying and selling UK based companies. As a general commercial law firm they are well placed to support their clients on a range of business problems from employment to commercial property and IP to dispute resolution. They have a particular expertise in resolving shareholder disputes. They have a strong social media presence and pride themselves not only in their commitment to providing practical and cost-effective business advice but also through legal education through their Fortune Law Academy and Law for Entrepreneurs course currently taught in collaboration with Imperial College London as part of their Executive MBA programme.
Specialist sectors: Media and tech, hospitality and leisure, founder led companies across a wide range of sectors.
Location/Contact: Chancery Lane, London. You can reach them at email@example.com.