Firm profile submitted by Boyes Turner
Number of partners: 23
Assistant solicitors: 42
Other fee-earners: 18
THE FIRM Boyes Turner has built a nationally and internationally recognised specialism in the technology and innovation sector. This is built on the firm’s roots as a leading regional law firm, based in Reading, in the heart of the UK’s ‘silicon corridor’, surrounded by globally innovative universities, and within 30 minutes of central London. The firm has additional particular expertise in the leisure and hospitality and development and house building sectors, as well as a nationally recognised claims group. Committed to strong organic growth, the firm is able to use its geographic location to attract lawyers and support staff of the very highest calibre to service a client base which would sit comfortably with leading City and other national firms.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Corporate: The corporate group handles UK and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, buy-outs, disposals, joint ventures, partnership law, corporate governance, reorganisations and shareholder agreements.
Commercial & Technology: The commercial group provides advice on agency and distribution strategies, commercial and trading agreements, outsourcing agreements, protection and commercialisation of IP, regulation and competition, joint ventures and partnering, branding, media and marketing law, as well as data protection issues.
Employment: The employment group provides a comprehensive service tailored to individual clients’ needs on all contentious and non-contentious aspects of employment law and personnel matters. It also provides an HR consultancy service to help businesses cope with some of the more time-consuming tasks which they encounter on a daily basis.
Property: The property group has substantial experience of all aspects of commercial property work, including landlord and tenant, land development and sales, as well as construction and environmental issues. Notably, it has its own dedicated planning team. It also offers residential conveyancing services.
Dispute Resolution: The dispute resolution group is a leading commercial litigation services provider. The group acts for regional, national and international clients covering the full range of dispute services with a focus on the technology and international sectors. All members of the group have individual service specialisms and are leaders in their field, but a common thread is the group’s commitment to excellence in service delivery and a focus on delivering first class commercial outcomes, whether through litigation, arbitration or alternative dispute resolution methods.
Corporate Recovery: The business support and insolvency group includes a licensed insolvency practitioner and is one of the most highly rated in the UK. It acts for a wide range of clients in a number of industries and works closely with leading accountants and IPs, as well as banks and other professional advisers.
Inward Investment: Boyes Turner provides advice and assistance on all aspects of inward investment into the Thames Valley and Europe, where the firm’s membership of LawRope provides clients with highcalibre, pan-European legal advice. It also assists its international clients by project managing cross-border transactions.
Private Client: The firm advises high-net-worth individuals on wills, inheritance tax planning, probate and trusts.
Claims: The firm has a nationally recognised claims group, with solicitors on specialist panels for the Law Society, APIL, AVMA, Headway and Spinal Injuries Association. It has expertise in complex personal injury work and clinical negligence claims, including birth accidents, head injuries and spinal injuries.