Spencer West has substantial experience in advising professional practices on a broad range of issues including advising on form of practice, whether partnership, limited liability partnership or limited company, structuring of partnership / practice arrangements and associated documentation, restructuring, merger and acquisition, regulation and dispute resolution.
Our team of experienced professional practice lawyers understand the market sectors within which firms operate and the challenges and opportunities they face in relation to growth, reward and succession, and the regulatory and disciplinary environments. Our lawyers assist clients to devise the structures, policies and procedures that are appropriate to their business.
We are also experienced in acting for firms and their partners, directors and officers in relation to dispute resolution, assisting where possible in reaching a negotiated outcome, but if necessary, using mediation, arbitration or Court proceedings to resolve matters.
We also have experience of handling regulatory and disciplinary matters on behalf of professional practices and their executives and staff.
- formation of partnerships, limited liability partnerships, Alternative Business Structures (ABSs), conversion from partnership to limited liability partnership and preparing governance documents and policies and procedures
- corporate, including mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and solvency
- dispute resolution
- regulatory issues and investigations and disciplinary matters
- solicitors, attorneys and notaries
- investment managers