Michelmores LLP is a dynamic, full-service practice with 47 partners, 110 lawyers and a total complement of over 300 staff. The firm continues to invest significantly in infrastructure, IT, training and personal development, all of which help to deliver a first-class and constantly improving client service. There have been a number of strategic lateral hires in the last 12 months, helping to further promote both the sector focus and practice areas of national specialism. Michelmores continues to place great emphasis on its CSR initiatives, which are not regarded as a ‘tick box’ exercise, but rather a real opportunity to forge long-standing links with the local community.
The firm: Michelmores is headquartered in Exeter and has a growing office in London. The London office is key to future growth, and is helping to establish Michelmores’ national and international reputation in its chosen specialist areas, including technology, media and communications work and commercial litigation.
Malcolm Dickinson has been re-elected as managing partner for a further three-year term, and is continuing to help the firm forge ahead and become more client-focused than ever before.
The firm’s ambitious ethos, quality of work and collegiate atmosphere helps to attract and retain the very best lawyers – many of Michelmores’ lawyers have joined from leading City firms.
The firm takes a practical approach to providing a first-class service to a wide range of clients, comprising major institutions, government departments and public bodies throughout the country, as well as offering a full range of professional services to corporate and private clients.
Types of work undertaken: Business: the business group has continued to grow by way of significant lateral hires and has expanded its deal base to include a number of national and international transactions, making it a true market leader in the region. Specialist areas include corporate finance, AIM listings, banking, restructuring and insolvency.
Property: the property group is a recognised leader in the commercial property field, with one of the largest teams in the region, including specialists in planning, environment, construction, projects, PFI and property litigation. The group acts for many public bodies, as well as many prestigious regional institutions, investors, and national house builders and developers.
Private client: the private client group, the largest in the region, is known for providing high-quality, specialist partner-led advice to wealthy individuals, families, business owners and landed estates, both throughout the country and internationally. The group continues to offer the traditional private client services while also developing new areas to meet client demand. These include advice regarding asset protection, an increase in international tax work and investment structuring advice for individuals, their trusts and private companies.
Number of UK Partners 47
Number of other UK fee-earners 110
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