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Solicitors in the UK

Solicitors in the UK

The U.S. Embassy London, United Kingdom, assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the following persons or firms.  Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department of State or U.S. Embassy London.  Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance.  The information in the list on professional credentials, areas of expertise, and language ability are provided directly by the lawyers.  You may receive additional information about the individuals by contacting the local bar association (or its equivalent) or the local licensing authorities.

In English and Welsh practice, the legal profession is divided into two quite separate categories:  Barristers and Solicitors.  The primary function of the former is to argue cases before the higher courts.  All other legal work is handled by solicitors, and only a solicitor can retain a barrister.  As barristers do not deal directly with the general public, only solicitors are named in the attached list.

The Solicitors Act (1974) permits all solicitors to act as commissioners for oaths.

Lists of solicitors practicing in Scotland and Northern Ireland are available from the U.S. Consulates General at Edinburgh and Belfast respectively.

 

BATES WELLS & BRAITHWAITE LLP:  2-6 Cannon Street, London EC4 M64H
Tel: 020-7551-7777   Fax: 020-7551-7800
Website: www.bateswells.co.uk   Email: s.kukadia@bwbllp.com     

BOYES TURNER:  Abbotts House, Abbey Street, Reading, Berkshire RG1 3BD 
Tel: 011-8959-7711       Fax: 011-8957-3257
Website: www.boyesturner.com
General UK practice in wide variety of areas, including: insurance law, commercial/business law, copyright law (patents/trademarks), estate law, immigration, and civil law.

BINDMANS LLP:  275 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8QF
Tel: 020-7833-4433       Fax: 020-7837-9792
Website: www.bindmans.com Email: info@bindmans.com
Bindmans is made up of 50 lawyers working in 14 legal fields, including: personal injury, criminal, discrimination, employment, family, fraud, and immigration law.

CLEMENT DANIELS AND WOODROFFES:  7 Beeston Place, Belgravia, London SWI W0JJ
Tel: 020-7730-0001    Fax: 020-7730-7900
Website: www.woodroffes.org.uk    Email: enquiries@woodroffes.org.uk  
Specializations include dispute resolution and litigation, education law, divorce, property, construction contracts, labor relations, banking, financial, commercial, child protection, family, and intellectual property.

CRUICKSHANKS:  10 Bentinck Street, London W1U 2EN
Tel: 020-7487-4468       Fax: 020-7487-5466
Website: www.lawco.co.uk     Email: email@lawco.co.uk
Expertise in immigration, work and study permits, real estate transactions (purchasing and leasing), wills, tax planning, business start-ups, acquisitions of existing businesses, employee relocation, general litigation including, and divorce.  Languages: French, German, Dutch, Mandarin, Italian, and Arabic.

CUMBERLAND ELLIS LLP:  Atrium Court, 15 Jockey’s Fields, London WC1R 4QR
Tel: 020-7242-0422    Fax: 020-7831-9081
Website: www.cumberlandellis.com   Email: contact@cumberlandellis.com  
Central London firm specializing in commercial, private client, and property law.  Particular experience in work for U.S. residents.  Departments include: company commercial, commercial dispute resolution, employment, tax trust probate, divorce and family law, commercial property, property litigation, and residential conveyancing.

DAVID DU PRE & CO:  23 Bedford Row, Holborn, London WC1R 4EB  
Tel: 020-7430-1950       Fax: 020-7430-1968
Website: www.divorcelawyer.co.uk     Email: info@daviddupre.co.uk
Divorce and family law specialists (international and domestic), including high-value and complex financial disputes.  Central London offices close to the High Court and the Principal Registry of the Family Division.    

DAVIDSON MORRIS SOLICITORS:  1 Quality Court, Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1HR   
Tel: 020-7061-6210       Fax: 020-7061-6211
Website: www.davidsonmorris.com      Email: info@davidsonmorris.com
Specializes in UK immigration law, particularly in business and commercial immigration, Tier 1, sponsorship licenses, sport, family, civil partnerships and immigration appeals.  

DAVIES ARNOLD COOPER:  6-8 Bouverie Street, London EC4Y 8DD
Tel: 020-7936-2222       Fax: 020-7936-2020
Website: www.dac.co.uk  Email: daclon@dac.co.uk
The main fields of practice are corporate, commercial, banking, debt recovery, insolvency, taxation, competition and anti-trust, intellectual property, employment, commercial property and funding, town planning, construction, commercial litigation.

DAWSON CORNWELL:  15 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4QT
Tel: 020-7242-2556       Fax: 020-7831-0748
Website: www.dawsoncornwell.com    Email: mail@dawsoncornwell.com
Specialists in family law, adoptions, child custody issues, parental child abduction, marriage and divorce issues, and estates.

FELIKS J. KWIATKOWSKI:  The Chambers of Marie-Claire Sparrow, 2nd Floor, 116-118 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PP
Tel: 020-7405-3101       Fax: 020-7405-3112  
Website: www.chambersmcsparrow.co.uk

FOXWILLIAMS:  Ten Dominion Street, London EC2M 2EE
Tel: 020-7628-2000       Fax: 020-7628-2100
Website: www.foxwilliams.com     Email: maw@foxwilliams.com
City firm handling a wide variety of company and commercial matters, mergers and acquisitions, employment, and partnership law areas.

FRAGOMEN LLP:  4th Floor, Holborn Gate, 330 High Holborn, London WC1V 7QY
Tel: 020-3077- 5000      Fax: 020-3077-5001
Website: www.fragomen.com     Email: cslocombe@fragomen
Advisory services and assistance with regard to all aspects of UK immigration and nationality law; U.S. immigration and nationality law and immigration services throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Contact: Charlotte Slocombe, Alex Paterson


GHERSON:  1 Great Cumberland Place, London W1H 7AL
Tel: 020-7724-4488       Fax: 020-7724-4888
Website: www.gherson.com
UK immigration and naturalization practice representing corporations, partnerships, and individuals in U.S. and UK immigration matters, including business, sole representative, and investor visas, work permits, HSMP applications, relative visa applications, and naturalization matters.

HAROLD BENJAMIN SOLICITORS:  Hill House, 67-71 Lowlands Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3EQ
Tel: 020-8422-5678    Fax: 020-8864-7530
Website: www.haroldbenjamin.com     Email: inquiries@haroldbenjamin.com
Full-service commercial law practice with departments specializing in commercial property development, all forms of commercial real estate transactions, planning, commercial litigation and corporate and commercial.

HOWARD KENNEDY:  19 Cavendish Square, London W1A 2AW  
Tel: 020-7636-1616    Fax: 020-7664-4401   
Email: info@howardkennedy.com
General commercial and corporate law, banking and finance, intellectual property law, international business and taxation, litigation, commercial and residential property, immigration.  Languages:  Italian, Spanish, French, German, Russian, and Polish.

JAFFERI-VENANZI LLP:  626 Linen Hall, 162-168 Regent Street, London W1B 5TB
Tel: 020-7734 -0103 (in the United Kingdom); 713-984-4905 (in the United States)   
Website: www.jvlaw.co.uk      Email: info@jvlaw.co.uk
Specializing in U.S. immigration law.

Julian Young & Co:  57 Duke Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 5NR
Tel: 020-7493-2211  Fax: 020-7493-2266
Website: www.jylaw.co.uk    E-mail: enquiries@jylaw.co.uk
Solicitors and Higher Court Advocates.  Specialists in all types of criminal cases, from minor matters to homicide, extradition, and serious fraud; attendances at police stations.  Languages: French, Italian, Turkish, Hebrew.

KINGSLEY NAPLEY LLP:  14 St. John’s Lane, London EC1M 4AJ
Tel: 020-7814-1279  Fax: 020- 7490-2288
Website: www.kingsleynapley.co.uk
Email: jkeir@kingsleynapley.co.uk

KOSTICK HANAN HERSKOVIC LLP:  1 Egerton Road, London N16 6UE
Tel: 020-8800-8866       Fax: 020-8800-8086
Website: www.khhlaw.co.uk   Email: office@khhlaw.co.uk     
General UK practice in adoptions, commercial/business law, contracts, and estate law. Languages: Yiddish and Hebrew.

kpcLAW LIMITED:  7 Manor Lane, Old Basing, Hampshire, RG24 7DG
Tel:  012-5679-3426      Fax:  012-5635-8301
Email:  enquiries@kpcvisas.com
Specializes in immigration and nationality law.  J.D. with honors, Syracuse University College of Law, PA Bar

LAURA DEVINE SOLICITORS:  11 Old Jewry, London EC2R 8DU
Tel: 020-7710-0700       Fax:  020-7710-0719
Website:  www.lauradevine.com       Email:  enquiries@lauradevine.com
Advises on both UK and U.S. immigration issues to corporate and individual clients.  Associated with Laura Devine Attorneys LLC in New York.  Firm’s principal is council member of the Law Society of England and Wales.
 
LEIGH, DAY & CO:  Priory House, 25 St. John’s Lane, London EC1M 4LB
Tel: 020-7650-1200    Fax: 020-7253 4433
Website: www.leighday.co.uk      Email: postbox@leighday.co.uk
Specializing in all types of personal injury and medical negligence actions for plaintiffs.  Conditional fee work undertaken.  Members of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

LONDON VISA SERVICES LTD.:  5 Norfolk House, Wellesley Road, Croydon CR0 1LH
Tel:  0844-588-2470  Fax:  0844-588-2490
Website:  www.londonvisa.co.uk      Email:  alina@londonvisa.co.uk
Specializes in UK immigration law, covering all matters other than asylum; including assistance at London airports, in detention, immigration bail applications, UK Tier 1 and 2 visas, sponsorship licenses, sport, family, civil partnerships, European applications, and immigration appeals.

MAYER BROWN INTERNATIONAL LLP:  201 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3AF Tel: 020-3130-3000   Fax: 020-3130-3001   
Website: www.mayerbrown.com  
Expertise covers a wide range of areas including corporate, finance, litigation and dispute resolution, real estate, insurance and reinsurance, pensions and employment, competition and trade, tax and intellectual property and IT.  

OPTIMUS LAW GROUP  4/5 Park Place, London, SW1A 1LP
Tel:  020-3178-7958      Fax:  020-3070-0110
Website:  www.optimuslawgroup.com       Email:  mchawla@optimuslawgroup.com
Specializing in business immigration matters, as well as intellectual property, technology and software licensing agreements and general corporate law.

OSMOND GAUNT & ROSE:  Winston House, 349 Regents Park Road, Finchley, London N3 1DH
Tel: 020-8349-0321       Fax: 020-8346-8605
Website: www.ogr-law.com
Specializes in property law, personal injury, and family law.

PETERS & PETERS:  15 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1BW.
Tel: 020-7822-7777       Fax: 020-7822-7788
Website: www.petersandpeters.com     Email: law@petersandpeters.com
Specializes in asset recovery, multi-jurisdictional litigation, insolvency and bankruptcy, corporate investigations and corporate governance, in fraud and regulatory litigation, commercial fraud litigation and compliance.

PRITCHARD ENGLEFIELD:  14 New Street, London EC2M 4HE  
Tel: 020-7950-9720       Fax: 020-7972-9722
Website: www.pe-legal.com
Company and commercial services, banking unit, employment law unit, EC law unit, property services, litigation services, private client services, international services, personal injury, medical negligence and fatal accidents.  Languages: German, French and Italian.

RADCLIFFESLEBRASSEUR:  5 Great College Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3SJ Tel: 020-7222-7040    Fax: 020-7222-6208
Website: www.rlb-law.com     E-mail: info@rlb-law.com
London-based firm has been in practice for more than 150 years.  Also has offices in Leeds and Cardiff.  Specializes in family law, patents/trademarks/copyrights, civil law, damages, commercial law, contracts, corporations, estates, taxes, labor relations, immigration, and accidents.
 
REYNOLDS DAWSON:  34 John Adam Street, Charing Cross, London WC2N 6HW, Tel: 020-7839-2373   Fax: 020-7839-2344  24-hour: 076-5913-0481
Website: www.reynoldsdawson.co.uk   E-mail: colin.reynolds@reynoldsdawson.co.uk
Specialists in all types of criminal litigation, including extradition and serious fraud. Personal injury litigation.

SEDDONS:  5 Portman Square, London W1H 6NT
Tel: 020-7725-8000     Fax: 020-7935-5049   
Website: www.seddons.co.uk      Email: postmaster@seddons.co.uk
Experience in all aspects of company sales, acquisitions and joint ventures, commercial and residential real estate, employment, insolvency, commercial and international litigation and arbitration, entertainment, media, commodities, shipping, trust, tax, wills and probate, and personal injury.  Languages:  French, Italian, and Czech.

SHERIDAN & CO:  16 Princeton Mews, 167-169 London Road, Surrey KT2 6PT Tel: 020-8541-1181  Fax: 020-8549-7794
Website: www.sheridanlaw.co.uk    Email: mail@sheridan.co.uk
Main fields in litigation in the United Kingdom and United States (including personal injury, products liability, professional malpractice, and contract), also commercial and residential real estate, wills and probate in the United Kingdom.  Legal aid work accepted.