ABOUT US

INNOVATIVE LAW FIRM

A City Law Firm is an established firm in the City of London providing specialist legal services on business and personal matters. Our practice areas include:

  • Corporate & Commercial law
  • Start-up Business Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Overseas Debt Claims
  • Employment Law
  • Intellectual Property & Investment
  • Family & Child Law
  • Surrogacy, Donor & Co-Parenting
  • Wills & Probate & Relocation Advice
  • Property Litigation
  • Commercial Leases
  • Franchises

Our clients are frequently high net worth individuals, start-ups, established businesses, overseas trusts and entrepreneurs across a wide range of industries. 

MISSION STATEMENT

OUR OBJECTIVE IS SIMPLE

To offer the best personal and proactive legal service possible without breaking your bank balance; and

To ensure we understand your ultimate goals, achieving these in a manner and speed that you control.

 

OUR TEAM

Our solicitors come from varying practices in London and offer the best standard of service expected for any City practice. The team have a wide array of backgrounds and case experience ranging from the very small pieces of work to disputes in excess of £33m. Regardless, the team’s approach to each case shows relentless enthusiasm for their work, their clients and the firm’s core values of client care.

We are proud that our team is frequently described by both old and new clients as highly approachable and dedicated. This is shown most clearly by clients frequently referring their friends, family and colleagues to the team.

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TRUSTED PARTNERS

We have teamed up with trusted partners in the UK and overseas to ensure we provide a comprehensive network of trusted professionals in every area. We have taken the time to meet or engage with the associates and ensure their standards and ethos fits ours so we can reliably refer them to our clients.  These advisors range from tax advisors, accountants, immigration lawyers, financial advisors, pension advisors, banks and international lawyers.

You will often find that we run joint seminars and workshops with these partners so that we can offer a varied level of advice to our clients. These events are always complimentary and informative.

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CASES

o   Lead solicitors in the reported High Court surrogacy case JV & Anor v AR [2014] EWHC 4756 (Fam).

o   Solicitors on behalf of the successful claimant in Friends of Burbage School Ltd. v Woodhams [2012] EWHC 1511 (QB).

o   Representing defendant directors in a High Court case against personal liability for 5 Million pounds in a public limited company– Settled

EXPERIENCE

 o   Advised and oversaw the investment of over £2.5 million in a App company to expand into the USA market.

o   Leading negotiations and completion of a company acquisition in 2015 valued at over £3 million.

o   Providing legal advice and assistance in the creation of corporate bonds valued at £6 million and £18 million within the Media & TV and Energy sectors. All related IP assignment, registration and defending opposition.

o  Providing specialist advice on EIS structures and group company structures for broadcasting & film production companies throughout the UK.

o  Separation of financial assets worth £8m - £10m, including three family company structures with subsidiaries and international income regimes.

o  Settling various Employment Tribunal claims in 2015 involving HIV discrimination, sex discrimination, harassment, breach of contract and potential criminal activities. Achieving awards in excess of £263,000 and 3 against London financial institutes.

o   Advising and obtaining an injunction against a senior employee for fraud and theft in the High Court resulting in the full recovery of funds in excess of £250,000 and recovery of all costs.

o   Tier 1 investment, handling immigration and qualifying investments.

o  Resolved a litigious dispute between three directors effecting their Entrepreneur Visa status worth half a million pounds.

o   Successful result in a claim and subsequent appeal for the member of a foreign royal family member involving over £33 million in Trust.

o   We have issued claims and successfully enforced contractual payments from: Croatia, the USA, Dubai, Sweden, Norway & Hong Kong this year with UK claims, European payment orders, local lawyers, bailiffs and enforcement orders.

o   Contesting international relocation of a child from the UK to Canada on short notice with vexatious litigants in person.

o   Settling a Transgender discrimination case for a large compensation sum without the stress of court

AWARDS

RECOGNITION

Legal 500 - 2016:

Most Innovative Law Firm
Recommended Lawyer

Lawyer International –
Legal 100 – Awards 2017

Law Firm of the Year - Labour and Employment - United Kingdom


Lawyer International – Global Awards – 2017

Law Firm of the Year - Dispute Resolution - United Kingdom

Wealth and Finance International 2017:

Best Family Law Firm - South England

M&A Today 2016 Global Awards:

Law Firm of the Year - Labour and Employment, UK
Law Firm of the Year - Dispute Resolution, UK
Most Innovative Law Firm of 2016, London

Wealth & Finance 2016:

Most Outstanding Law Firm of 2016 UK

2016 Global Law Experts Annual Awards:

Employment Law Firm of the Year in England
Business Start-Ups Law Firm of the Year in England
Commercial Law Firm of the Year in England 

2016 Global 100 Awards:

Law Firm of the Year - Labour and Employment - United Kingdom

Lawyer Monthly, Legal Awards 2016:

Company Law – Firm of the Year - UK

Corporate Vision Awards:

Legal Expert of the Year in UK

Nominated in:

2016 UK Corporate Excellence Awards 

Shortlisted for:

Working Mum Champion Award 2016

Lawyer International – Legal 100 – 2016 – Awards:

Labour and Employment - United Kingdom

NTL Awards 2015:

Business Start-Ups Law Firm of the Year in England
Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year in England
Employment Law Firm of the Year in England

An Albert Award was given to the firm for its work towards the charity the Albert Kennedy Trust.

The Managing Director has been nominated and short listed for business mum of the year on multiple occasions.