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Michelmores LLP

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Michelmores is a top 100 law firm offering legal advice and commercial counsel to businesses and individuals, both nationally and internationally. The firm's international reach is growing – nearly a fifth of its revenue is sourced from outside the UK

The firm: Michelmores continues to attract and retain talented and entrepreneurial lawyers, who enjoy a collegiate approach to work and the opportunity to be given the space to think freely and deliver innovative and practical solutions to clients. Lawyers in the firm's South West offices enjoy working for national and international clients based in London or further afield.

Michelmores offers a range of core services across a range of sectors: commercial (including technology and intellectual property), corporate, dispute resolution (including litigation and international arbitration), employment, family law, projects/PFI, real estate, regulatory, restructuring and insolvency, and tax and trusts.

Types of work undertaken: Cross-office teams focus on servicing clients in a number of strategic sectors.

Finance and investment: the firm has experience from across the finance and investment sector in banking and finance, re/insurance, investment funds, wealth management financial regulation (including financial crime) and enforcement. The team has expanded its deal base to include a number of international and national clients including Astana International Financial Centre Authority, Finnfund, Succession Group, Traderiver Finance Limited and Triodos Bank.

Real estate: the real estate group acts for national house builders and developers, investors, public bodies and national institutions. There is a close link between the non-contentious and contentious lawyers in the group, providing clients with a one-stop shop. Clients are guided through acquisition and planning to construction and disposal, and benefit from advice on international tax and funds. Clients include Barratt/David Wilson Homes, Greenland Group, Lendlease, MOPAC and Stanhope plc.

Private wealth: the private wealth group provides partner-led advice to wealthy individuals and their families, owner-managed businesses, landed estates and the wealth management firms and institutions that preserve and protect their assets. The group acts for an increasing number of clients from overseas or with offshore interests, particularly in the area of international tax and trusts.

International: the firm is a member of the International Bar Association and has a growing reputation for its corporate and investment work in emerging and frontier markets. It is increasingly winning international work from the Far East, for example, the firm is acting for Chinese developer Greenland Group on the Spire London development in Canary Wharf – Spire London will be the tallest residential tower in Western Europe.

The firm also services a number of high-profile clients from the agriculture, education, manufacturing, renewable energy and retail sectors.

Recruitment: recent lateral hires have included Ian Binnie (corporate, London), Ash Das (corporate, Bristol), Stephen McColgan (real estate, Bristol) and Chris Hoar (construction, Exeter). There have been a number of internal promotions this year: two new partners, two new senior associates and one new director.

  • Number of UK partners: 66
  • Number of other UK fee-earners: 155

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