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Boddy Matthews is a firm of high-calibre solicitors with an excellent legal pedigree and proven track record.

The firm: A boutique, commercial firm that provides City quality and ethos at a sensible price. Commercially astute, the firm works in partnership with its clients as trusted advisers and as part of the in-house team. The firm prides itself on being accessible, effective and value for money.

Located close to Gatwick, the firm assists clients in London and the South East, nationally and internationally. The firm's partners are acknowledged experts in their field and offer personal, pragmatic advice in plain English, tailoring costs flexibly to client needs.

The individuals are well known, highly ranked, highly regarded and respected by their clients, peers and competitors.

Types of work undertaken: Employment and human resources: the firm gives practical advice to employers and senior executives. Experienced in advising on all aspects of employment including change management and restructuring, corporate support, TUPE, disputes, dismissals and day-to-day employment and HR issues.

The team works closely with clients to cut through the complications of employment and HR legal issues. It provides an efficient and effective service to resolve workplace disputes and also helps to prevent disputes arising in the first place.

Helen Boddy is a renowned partner and in addition to corporate clients (from big blue chip, to SMEs and owner-managed businesses), senior executives seek her out for advice and support on hire and fire scenarios.

Helen is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and the European Employment Lawyers Association.

Commercial litigation and dispute resolution: the firm provides an extensive range of conflict management and litigation services with a strong emphasis on resolving disputes by alternative dispute resolution using mediation and arbitration.

The firm advises a wide range of commercial clients and private individuals including multinationals, household brand names and owner-managed businesses. The firm works closely with clients on strategic risk management to achieve effective and practical solutions. The objective is to put the client in control of any dispute and its management through to a successful resolution.

Kate Matthews is a renowned partner and in addition to commercial disputes in the UK, frequently advises on disputes with international or EU implications.

Whether clients are based overseas or within the UK, the firm is able to work with them effectively and efficiently as a team, actively managing the legal process and understanding differences in culture and approach to negotiate settlements through alternative dispute resolution techniques or litigation.

Franchising: the firm specialises in the franchise sector and assists national and international franchisors and franchisees in developing their businesses and strategies in the industry sector. Its clients range from major household names to business start-ups where franchising is the next step in their business evolution.

The firm is accredited by the British Franchise Association and Kate Matthews is a qualified franchise professional. The firm also supports the organisation Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF).

  • Number of UK partners: 2
  • Number of other UK fee-earners: 1
  • TätigkeitsschwerpunkteBreakdown of work %

  • Employment - employers and senior: executives
  • Dispute: resolution
  • Alternative dispute: resolution
  • : Franchising
  • International: services

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