Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011
Trowers & Hamlins
Trowers & Hamlins provides clear, practical solutions to achieve its clients’ objectives. In all matters, a client partner will call on appropriate lawyers and resources within the firm to fulfil the requirements of the client’s brief. The firm’s clients include banks, public and private companies, local and central government departments, NHS trusts, registered social landlords (RSLs), charities and individuals.
Through its UK offices and internationally, the firm has developed a dynamic corporate and commercial practice. Particular strengths are recognised in its UK and international finance (including Islamic finance) and project work, including PFI and other DBFO schemes. As leading lawyers to the housing sector, the firm’s London, Manchester and Exeter offices advise government bodies, lenders and some 250 RSLs and the firm plays a central, innovative role in policy making and the evolution of housing and regeneration projects.
The firm has built a nationwide reputation for providing timely, expert legal advice to local authorities. It has been involved in a substantial number of PFI/PPP schemes and regeneration projects and is well-known for advising local authorities on construction and partnering contracts. Other local government specialisms include stock transfer, housing market renewal, ALMOs, schools and universities, strategic partnerships and externalisation schemes, including care homes, maintenance services and leisure facilities. In addition, the firm has an impressive commercial litigation reputation and a highly regarded private client practice.
The corporate department is a substantial team with a growing City profile. It advises public and private companies, both in the UK and overseas and individuals operating in the financial, property, industrial and commercial sectors.
The projects and construction department advises UK and international clients in a variety of sectors, spanning innovative PFI/DBFO project structures and joint venture/partnering initiatives. The firm’s real estate practice covers commercial, housing, local authority, residential, estate and institutional law. It has a substantial team and has established a reputation for innovation, working in the forefront of changing legislation. It provides a wide range of services to corporate clients, international businesses and individuals. Clients include investment institutions, developers, RSLs and local authorities.
The litigation department deals with a wide range of commercial civil litigation, arbitration and ADR, both nationally and internationally, with a particular profile in professional negligence cases and ASBOs. It is also involved in banking, property, insolvency and employment and personal injury work. The department has a high reputation for its construction work, including mediation and adjudication.
The pensions team advises on all areas of pensions, which enables the team to have a clear understanding of its clients’ needs, allowing it to offer business solutions to complex legal problems. The team acts for a wide range of parties, including sponsoring employers, pension scheme trustees, public and private sector bodies.
The private client department provides legal advice to individuals with industrial or commercial wealth, invested assets or landed estates. It is concerned, particularly, with tax planning, trusts, wills, probate, charities and the administration of trusts and estates.
The firm has a strong international practice, particularly in the Middle East, where it has offices in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Cairo, Dubai, Oman, and in co-operation with Feras Al Shawaf in Saudi Arabia and Sultans Law in Syria. It is particularly well-known for its energy and infrastructure projects.
The firm is always happy to hear from lawyers interested in working in a commercial environment. It recruits in the region of 20 trainee solicitors each year.
Areas of specialism
Banking and Finance Law
Commercial and Residential Property
Services can be provided in the following languages
All European languages including Russian
Debt and Equity-Linked Deal of the Year - IFLR Middle East Awards 2008
IFLR National Law Firm Of The Year, Oman - IFLR Middle East Awards 2008
Excellence in Exporting Legal Services - Law Society Excellence Awards 2008
Law Firm of the Year 2007 – The Lawyer Awards
Winners of the Economic Regeneration Award – Dragon Awards 2007
Desalination Deal of the Year 2006 – Global Water Intelligence
Capital Markets/Structured Finance Team of the Year 2005 – The Lawyer Awards
Middle East Refinancing Deal of the Year 2004 – Euromoney Awards
Middle East Petrochemicals Deal of the Year 2004 – Euromoney/Project Finance Magazine
Trowers & Hamlins were awarded Lexcel accreditation in November 2003 and successfully renewed this accreditation in November 2007. This quality mark is awarded by the Law Society to practices and legal departments independently assessed as having achieved the Law Society's Practice Management Standards.
Investor in People (IiP)
We were granted Investor in People accreditation at our first attempt, in recognition of the firm's effective investment in the development of our employees. This accolade was renewed in November 2006. We are now building on this achievement to the mutual benefit of our people, clients and future.
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