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When it comes to advising “the advisers”, it’s not just legal expertise that clients need – it’s also practical business support to help them operate more efficiently and effectively.

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As professional services firms look to recruit and retain the best talent, establish optimal structures and technologies, and differentiate themselves from the fierce competition, they require lawyers like us who can guide them with insight, acumen and integrity.

With good reason, we have often been referred to as “the lawyer’s lawyers.” Over half the UK’s Top 30 law firms choose to instruct us, as do many other legal firms - from small boutiques to international practices.  We also routinely advise leading firms of accountants, consultants, architects, engineers and surveyors.  That such a discerning audience put their trust in us is a testament both to the fact that we add value, and to our specialist, pragmatic expertise.

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Data breaches

06 June 2019

Lewis Silkin invites you to our 2018/19 series of roundtable discussions exclusively for General Counsel, COLPs and Risk and Compliance officers in Professional Services firms.

Andrew Wanambwa writes for Accountancy Age: Section 2 notices raise risk level for accountants

18 March 2019

Professional services firms, requests for documents and Section 2 notices under Criminal Justice Act 1987 could pose a risk for accountants and auditors as illustrated in the recent Omers case at the High Court, explains Andrew Wanambwa, in an article for Accountancy Age.

Privilege & investigations

28 February 2019

Lewis Silkin invites you to our 2018/19 series of roundtable discussions exclusively for General Counsel, COLPs and Risk and Compliance officers in Professional Services firms.

Supreme Court decision on professional negligence and loss of chance: Perry v Raleys Solicitors

21 February 2019

The Supreme Court has upheld the appeal of a firm of solicitors defending a professional negligence claim and helpfully reiterated well-established principles about the approach the court must take when considering the issue of causation in loss of chance cases. The decision clarifies what has to be proved in cases where the question for the court depends on what: (a) the claimant would have done (which the claimant must prove to the usual standard ‘on the balance of probabilities’); compared with (b) what others would have done (which are better assessed on a loss of chance basis).

James Gill and Mark Hersey write for Accountancy Age: Moving to the Cloud in 2019: 10 steps to avoid the common pitfalls

08 January 2019

Mark Hersey and James Gill have written an article for Accountancy Age explaining how to make your move to cloud accounting as smooth as possible this year.

The new visa route for recognised or emerging leaders in architecture: what does this mean for the architectural sector?

13 December 2018

The Government has announced a new immigration category for overseas recognised or emerging leaders in architecture that has the potential to ease access to jobs in the UK. With Brexit looming on the horizon, this news will provide some much needed reassurance that the UK’s Architecture sector will still be able to attract the best global talent over the coming years. However the new measures are limited in their scope and are unlikely to plug the gap that will be left once freedom of movement for EU workers comes to an end.

Members behaving badly

22 November 2018

Lewis Silkin invites you to our 2018/19 series of roundtable discussions exclusively for General Counsel, COLPs and Risk and Compliance officers in Professional Services firms.

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