Legal Services

Your In-House Counsel

Private Client

& Family Office

Our firm was founded in 2012 to provide concierge legal services to high and ultra-high net worth clients.

Today, we still consider our private client support to be unrivalled by even the most high-profile of London-based firms.

We work with our clients as if we were on-call in-house counsel, getting to know them personally, available at times and places to suit their busy lifestyles, and able to anticipate their needs, risk appetites and requirements.

Where a matter lies outside of our expertise or our regulatory permissions, we solicit bids from, and engage, external firms, acting as a sophisticated legal client to manage and support them, delivering exceptional end-results, often at a lower total price point to our clients.

Some examples of our work in this area include:

Privacy & Phone Hacking

Representation and support of clients during the Leveson Enquiry and actions against various newspapers.

Domestic Non-Disclosure Agreements

We tailor our robust and well-tested confidentiality agreements for use by the ultra-wealthy in their homes, yachts and aircraft.

Appearance / Loan-Out Agreements

We work with high-profile and celebrity clients to manage their appearance / loan-out agreements for television and media.

Private Direct-Investment Funds

Establishment of private "Dragon's Den" funds, investing in high-growth businesses that align with your primary business.

Private Loans & Investments

Drawing-up and management of private loan agreements, direct investments and joint-ventures.

Establishment of Single Family Offices

The establishment and maintenance of UK-based family offices and direct investment vehicles.

Online Privacy & Reputation Management

Acting against search engines and online encyclopaedias to remove private and/or defamatory material.

Construction

Super-Prime Residential Specialists

We specialise in all legal aspects of prime and super-prime residential construction.

From assisting clients with the assembly and instruction of their design teams to supporting Contractors and Sub-Contractors in the negotiation of construction contract amendments; their terms and conditions of design, supply and commissioning; and representing parties in construction adjudication proceedings.

Some examples of our work in this area include:

New Sub-Contract Terms & Conditions

We develop bespoke sub-contracting terms and conditions for Main Contractors to harmonise their supply chains.

Construction Adjudication

We recently successfully represented a super-prime residential Main Contractor in six simultaneous adjudications with a sub-contractor.

Architect/Designer Terms & Conditions

We craft specialist terms and conditions for architects and interior designers, suitable for super-prime residential projects.

Project Delivery and Structuring Consultancy

We advise developers on project structures, financing, shareholdings and strategies.

Direct-to-Client Terms & Conditions

We develop robust and compliant consumer-facing terms and conditions for super-prime contractors.

Contract Amendments Negotiation

We frequently represent Main Contractors in the negotiation of amendments to standard-form contracts for super-prime residential projects.

Entrepreneurs

Investments, Company & Commercial

Entrepreneurs value our experience and our commercial approach to legal matters, combining rigorous documentation with commercially-appropriate solutions.

We support the full entrepreneurial lifecycle, from the establishment and structuring of new startups, JV's and SPV's, to complex acquisitions, shareholder agreements and renegotiations, and, of course, the all-important exits.

Some examples of our work in this area include:

Shareholder Agreements & Articles

We assist the entrepreneurs behind new ventures in the establishment of their shareholder regimes.

Merger & Acquisition (M&A) Due Diligence

Acting for either buy- or sell- sides, we assist parties in their due diligence enquiries and responses.

Management Buy-Outs (MBO's)

We have worked with a number of entrepreneurs to facilitate MBO's and similar succession-based exists.

Employee Share/Option Schemes

We work with entrepreneurs to develop employee incentive/succession schemes to align senior management teams.

Holding Companies and Corporate Structures

We support entrepreneurs with their corporate structuring and governance requirements.

New Venture Feasibility Reporting

We investigate and report on new venture compliance, regulatory and governance requirements.

FinTech Regulation and Governance

We advise FinTech startups on their regulatory, governance and mandatory policies and procedures.

Entrepreneurial Renegotiation

We have supported a number of entrepreneurs without shareholder agreements in the formalisation of their affairs.

Dispute Resolution

Arbitration, Adjudication and Mediation

We support our clients in their arbitration, adjudication and mediation proceedings, from early intervention and correspondence, through to representation and execution of their awards.

In addition, Darragh O'Sullivan is available for appointment as an ad-hoc arbitrator, with expertise in wealth, luxury asset (principally aircraft/yachts), and super-prime property-related disputes.

Some examples of our work in this area include:

Construction Adjudication

We recently successfully represented a super-prime residential Main Contractor in six simultaneous adjudications with a sub-contractor.

Privacy & Phone Hacking

Representation and support of clients during the Leveson Enquiry and actions against various newspapers.

Custody Enforcement & Negotiation

We worked with a high-profile couple to manage and negotiate practical custody arrangements arising out of their divorce.

Mediated Investment Recovery

We supported and represented an entrepreneur in mediating a resolution to a high-value investment that had failed.

Employee Settlements and Confidentiality

We have significant experience in managing the exit and confidentiality of both private and corporate employees.

Negotiation/Settlement of Private Disputes

We negotiate and draw up enforceable settlement documentation for discreet and private resolutions to sensitive disputes.

Entrepreneurial Renegotiation

We have supported a number of entrepreneurs without shareholder agreements in the formalisation of their affairs.

LCAM

While you're here...

London Chamber of Arbitration & Mediation (LCAM)

The London Chamber of Arbitration and Mediation operates from its headquarters on Queen Street, London EC4, to deliver cost-effective and innovative dispute resolution services for businesses and private individuals.

We support LCAM through our Darragh O'Sullivan's position on the Board and by encouraging our clients, where appropriate, to nominate LCAM as the dispute-resolution provider of choice.

We are particularly supportive of its excellent Expedited Arbitration regime, which offers swift, cost-certain dispute resolution from a panel of some of the most qualified arbitrators in London.

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