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Neumans LLP was founded by the senior partner, Nabeel Sheikh, in 2005. Since then the firm has grown to a team of over 40 lawyers, offering expert legal services to businesses and individuals.

The firm: Neumans LLP is a leading City of London firm in the areas of privately funded business crime; white-collar fraud; commercial litigation; international sanctions-related work; extradition and mutual legal assistance; serious crime; professional negligence; dispute resolution; insolvency and restructuring; and property litigation. The firm is already recognised in many areas but has recently emerged as a leader in the property litigation sector, conducting major High Court Chancery and Court of Appeal claims. With regards to reputation management, it is one of the leading firms dealing with harassment-related work and injunctions. A large amount of the firm’s work involves international elements. The firm serves a wide range of clients that include high-net-worth individuals; small, medium and large corporations; and high-profile individuals, including celebrities and politicians, company directors, and professionals that include lawyers, insolvency practitioners, dentists, doctors and accountants.

Types of work undertaken: The firm offers specialist and comprehensive legal advice in:

Professional negligence/dispute resolution: Neumans LLP acts in cases involving large-scale professional negligence, financial services litigation, property litigation and business/partnership disputes.

Insolvency and restructuring: the firm advises on contentious and non-contentious insolvency matters, including administrations; liquidations; pursuing and defending antecedent transactions; creditors’ rights; cross-border; debt and group restructuring; individual insolvency – large-scale and complex; and defending directors’ disqualification proceedings.

Reputation management: the team handles cases involving defamation, privacy and harassment, including emergency injunction applications.

Business crime: Neumans LLP is ranked as one of London’s leading firms in business crime. This includes criminal cartels, fraud, corporate crime, money laundering, private prosecutions, tax evasion and extradition.

Serious crime, extradition and international sanctions: Neumans LLP is regularly instructed in major high-profile serious criminal and serious extradition matters; and by corporate entities and individuals subject to EU-wide (UN and OFAC) sanctions for alleged business activity in countries subject to sanctions. Most cases have a high level of media coverage and members of the firm are trained to a high degree on dealing with the press and the media generally.

Breakdown of work    %Professional negligence litigation/dispute resolution    40
Insolvency and restructuring    10
Reputation management    8
Business crime    20
Serious crime/extradition/international sanctions    20
Immigration     2

Number of UK partners 2

Number of other UK fee-earners 41

Above material supplied by Neumans LLP.

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