Our expert team of lawyers regularly advise professional service businesses on internal reorganisations, mergers and acquisitions, covering all commercial, due diligence and employment support issues.
Incorporation of partnerships as limited companies and limited liability partnerships.
Regulatory compliance issues.
Partner and shareholder disputes.
Banking and finance.
Mergers and acquisitions of professional practice firms.
We are also regularly involved in disputes over restrictive covenants and in professional negligence claims.
We handle and manage all forms of dispute resolution and mediation as well as providing day-to-day advice on all employment, commercial and regulatory issues that affect businesses in this sector.
We also provide extra support to a number of firms of solicitors and accountants, providing specialist services (in employment, commercial and litigation) for their clients to complement the services they already provide.
Our work and advice in this area is mostly done ‘behind the scenes’ as it is rarely in our clients’ interests for their affairs to be disclosed in public and we receive numerous referrals and recommendations in this area.
The 2015 edition of The Chambers and Partners Guide to the UK Legal Profession noted that Stuart Duncan of Davidson Chalmers LLP is praised by sources for his expertise in LLPs and alternative business structures. An impressed client notes:
He's excellent - he knows his stuff but he lives in the real world. He gives practical advice and helps us make commercial decisions."