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Hudson McKenzie is a multi-award-winning boutique law firm, founded in 2010 by managing partner Rahul Batra (formerly at Deloitte and Ernst & Young). Hudson McKenzie has since continued to grow from strength to strength, both in terms of staff and revenue, and is consistently recognised as one of the foremost legal practices in the UK by various legal directories.

The firm: Rahul has won several industry awards and is renowned as 'heavyweight' leading lawyer. Rahul works alongside a caring and innovative team, leading Hudson McKenzie to develop a reputation for finding the best bespoke solutions for clients' transactions. If the obvious approach does not work, the team will look for other ways of achieving a result - a natural aspect and extension of the creative, high-quality and business-aware approach the firm brings to all its work, however complex.

Hudson McKenzie also focuses on nurturing a collegiate working style, as part of its ambition to be the best at looking after clients, fostering and developing working relationships with leading law firms across the world, and collaboration and project management to bring together the expertise needed to deliver results.

The firm has partners in over 150 countries, and an exhaustive ability to deliver global solutions to clients. Through this 'best friends' approach, it advises some of the largest, most commercially sophisticated clients in the world, as well as blue-chip companies, emerging enterprises and international clients.

The firm's commitment to the local community and social responsibility is at the heart of the culture and values that define Hudson McKenzie. It undertakes pro bono and charity work to support local communities. Its commitment to social responsibility includes reducing environmental impact by adopting state-of-the-art working practices. For example, it is one of the few UK law firms to work in a paper-free environment, and has been using a 'cloud' system for many years.

Hudson McKenzie is continuing its expansion drive, recruiting three new partners and several associates this year.

Other offices: Dubai, New Delhi, New York

Breakdown of work %Commercial/corporate 20
Immigration 45
Employment 15
Litigation 20

Number of UK partners 3

Number of other UK fee-earners 12

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