At Clarkslegal we aim to make things happen for our clients, whether from a legal perspective or by helping them make the right connections to achieve their desired business outcomes.
With a reputation for being innovative, practical, commercial and strategic, we act for a wide range of businesses, from start-ups and SMEs, to multinationals and FTSE250 companies as well as numerous public sector bodies and individual clients.
As a leading full-service commercial law firm operating for over 100 years, we deliver on client requests by drawing on expertise from our associated companies to help deliver solutions for our clients in the UK and internationally.
We are one of the founding members of TAGLaw, a major global network of law firms giving clients access to high-quality legal advice in nearly 100 countries.
Why choose Clarkslegal
For over 100 years Clarkslegal has built its practice to respond to the demands of our clients. This approach has led us to offering a broad range of City-quality legal support across our offices in London and Reading at highly competitive fee rates.
We have extensive expertise across all commercial law disciplines. These include all aspects of employment law, immigration law, commercial law, corporate law, intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, environmental law, construction law and property law.
Clarkslegal is perfectly placed to offer its services to assist in establishing the UK as the natural and preferable home of inward investment. So committed are we to helping overseas companies invest in the UK, that UK Trade & Investment, the UK Government organisation responsible for encouraging inward investment, has placed us on their recommended panel of UK law firms.
As our clients have become increasingly focussed on the international development of their business so have we. We have achieved this by developing close relationships with lawyers in many jurisdictions over the years. In the United States we have worked closely with a number of law firms on corporate transactions, often drawing on our understanding of US accounting practices and US securities.
For many years, because of our specialism in strategic and international employee relations and trade union law, we have provided a lawyer to be part of the UK employers' delegation to The International Labour Organisation, the UN agency responsible for setting employment standards on a global basis.
With associated companies specialising in HR Consultancy (Forbury People), Trade and Investment (Forbury Investment Network and The Commonwealth Environmental Investment Platform), and New Enterprise Development and Support (forburyTECH), Clarkslegal is a multidisciplinary firm that can offer added value to its clients, giving it a strong competitive edge over other commercial law firms.
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The CEIP has been developed in alliance with Forbury Investment Network, to link entrepreneurs, investors and companies in the environmental sector to each other across the Commonwealth. CEIP facilitates trade and investment in sustainable technologies, improves international awareness of developments in green technology and supports low carbon economic growth across the Commonwealth. There are member hubs in Bangladesh, Caribbean, England, Ghana, India, Isle of Man, Kenya, Maldives, Malta, Nigeria, South Africa and Sri Lanka.
CEIP also works with countries outside the Commonwealth interested in trade and investment with Commonwealth countries, and has mandates from a number of well established businesses to introduce sustainable trade and investment opportunities, particularly in the fast growing emerging economies.
For further information please visit www.theceip.com
Employmentbuddy is Clarkslegal’s user-friendly online employment law resource and HR support service. It is particularly useful in saving HR teams significant time and cost with day-to-day employment issues via its collection of HR policies, templates, guides and letters.
For further information please visit www.employmentbuddy.com
Combining legal and non-legal support, forburyTECH offers a complete business solution bespoke to start-up and early stage tech companies. Created by commercial law firm, Clarkslegal LLP, forburyTECH provides access to expert legal advice. Added to that, support from an extensive network of tech-focussed professionals means that forburyTECH offers a unique, fun and collaborative ecosystem for any start-up and early stage business to reach its full potential. Whether you need legal advice, access to start-up funding, or support with your business strategy or people management, forburyTECH can help.
For further information please visit www.forbury.tech
Forbury Investment Network (FIN) matches business angel investors with early stage technology businesses across the TMT sector. FIN’s experience in the early stage investing landscape in combination with access to leading legal advice and access to international markets makes it the ideal platform for ambitious SMEs and those who invest in them.
For further information please visit www.forburyinvest.com
Forbury People is Clarkslegal’s wholly owned HR and business consultancy subsidiary, which extends our employment law offering. This has typically been called on by clients requiring short term added support from external HR professionals. Forbury People consultants are accomplished professionals and work closely with our lawyers to deliver innovative, multidisciplinary solutions and manage projects smoothly. Many have held senior positions in large organisations in both the public and private sectors, while others have vast experience in providing long term consultancy or interim support.
For further information please visit www.forburypeople.com