Firm Profile > RSM Legal LLP > London, England


The firm: RSM Legal LLP is licensed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority as the legal entity within the multi-disciplinary offering of RSM UK.
The national legal service is headed by partner Carolyn Brown, a leading employment law practitioner.

Working seamlessly with one of the country’s leading professional practice firms of accountants, tax advisers and consultants, RSM Legal delivers an integrated and holistic service to support the requirements of mid-market businesses and their leaders.

RSM Legal is unique in delivering legal advice across a range of sectors including, among others, consumer markets (leisure, retail, travel, hotels), financial services, owner-managed businesses, not-for-profit and technology, media and telecoms.

Types of work undertaken:
Employment: RSM Legal supplies employment rights risk-based workforce management guidance for mid-market corporates and their leaders. With a workforce regulatory rights focus on areas such as National Minimum Wage, their claims resolution strength is a differentiator. RSM Legal is supported and complemented by both a substantial team of HR consultants as well as leading employment tax specialists.

Corporate: RSM Legal’s corporate legal team unlock business potential through dynamic legal structuring securing agile growth for their clients. RSM Legal works with a wide range of mid-market corporates advising on their best-fit legal structure set-up, group reorganisations and share and business transfers to optimise business value and growth. RSM Legal is supported by a large team of Chartered Company Secretaries.

Private client: RSM Legal’s private client legal service works with wealthy individuals, their families, family offices and trusts to best manage their personal affairs and those of their wealth-holding structures. This legal service is complemented by a private client and family wealth tax advisory team enabling the firm to provide a complete private client service to clients.

Share schemes: RSM Legal’s expert share schemes service helps clients to design tailored share schemes taking into account their clients’ business size, aspirations and objectives.

RSM Legal’s services are complimented by:

  • Employment tax specialists
  • HR project consultants
  • Payroll services
  • Outsourced finance specialists
  • Company secretarial services
  • Corporate taxation specialists
  • Private tax specialists

RSM Legal is at the forefront of the development of the legal services sector, being part of the largest firm of accountants outside the Big Four to establish itself as a multi-disciplinary practice. In addition to the benefits this affords clients, the firm is the first multi-disciplinary practice to specialise in successfully delivering employment advice to mid-market businesses and their people.

RSM Legal’s service lines are led by highly experienced specialists and it has growing depth in the areas of employment legal, share schemes, corporate legal and private client legal.

RSM Legal aims to develop and strengthen its reputation in the mid-market as a leading employment, corporate, share schemes and private client multi-disciplinary practice, and delivers to clients the benefit of integrated professional services.

The firm is ambitious and has grown through key strategic hires. It will add further depth and breadth to its complementary legal service lines while continuing to review service line expansion sympathetic to its core clients and vision to become the first-choice adviser to mid-market businesses and their leaders globally.

Other offices: Aberdeen, Basingstoke, Belfast, Birmingham, Brentwood, Bristol, Bromley, Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Chester, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Glasgow, Grangemouth, High Wycombe, Hull, Leeds, Leicester, Lerwick, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Nottingham, Preston, Reading, Southampton, Stoke-on-Trent, Swindon, Tunbridge Wells

Department Name Email Telephone
Employment Carolyn Brown
Private Client Sophie St John
Share Schemes Fiona Bell
Corporate Gilbert Collison
Photo Name Position Profile
 Charlie Barnes  photo Charlie Barnes Associate Director. Specialises in employment law
 Fiona Bell  photo Fiona Bell Partner. Specialises in Corporate, Commercial, Employee Share Plans, Employee Trusts, Advice to Remuneration…
 Carolyn Brown  photo Carolyn Brown Partner, Head of Client Legal Services. Specialises in Employment Rights advisory and…
 Natasha Ghai  photo Natasha Ghai Associate. Specialises in Corporate law
 Alix Langrognat  photo Alix Langrognat Alix advises high net worth individuals and business owners on their lifetime…
 Tristan Mutimer  photo Tristan Mutimer Associate Director. Specialises in Corporate law
 Sophie St John  photo Sophie St John Sophie is a Partner and leads the Private Client legal team. Sophie…
Number of UK partners : 3
Number of other UK fee-earners : 9