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. Find out more about the sectors we operate in, the services we provide, and how we can help you by clicking on the links below:
The automotive law team is led by employment partner Monica Atwal and works in partnership with our clients to understand their business and pre-empt their needs to ensure we provide the most suitable and cost-effective legal and professional services, all the while with strong commercial focus.
At Clarkslegal we have a team of solicitors and consultants who are experts in matters relating to the education sector. The team has extensive experience of working very closely with Headteachers, Bursars and Governors and takes a proactive approach in identifying and supporting opportunities for their clients to develop their organisations. The team provides a full range of legal services (see below) to the operators and managers of schools and colleges. Their advice is always tailored, pragmatic and relevant.
Entrepreneurs and Start-Ups
Business growth often takes the driver’s seat when it comes to the priorities of early stage start-up businesses, yet failing to address crucial legal issues early on can jeopardise the success and even survival of a new enterprise, putting all your hard work to waste. We understand the demands and challenges that entrepreneurs face and appreciate that when resources are limited, legal concerns are put on the backburner. Our entrepreneurial services are tailored to protect the interests of your start-up in the long term; we will help you to identify and address any issues you may have...without breaking the bank.
For many businesses environmental and regulatory compliance issues are now part of everyday life regardless of whether or not the are engaged in hazardous activities. Similarly, developments in the arena of climate change continue to raise new challenges for the business community. Regulatory demands, continue to grow in response to increasingly international environmental, human rights and trade concerns and present more and more compliance issues affecting processes, procedures, supply chain and products, as well as liability issues in business transactions.
Food and Restaurant
At Clarkslegal we are passionate about food and our specialist lawyers have many years of experience in the restaurant sector, having worked with multinational food operators as well as start-up food businesses. We are well connected in the restaurant space and have expert knowledge to help you with all aspects of your food business,
Our franchising team can help you whether you are a franchisee or a franchisor on all aspects of franchising, from advising on the commercial or property aspects of a franchise arrangement to dealing with employment issues and resolving any disputes that might arise.
Health & Safety
We are well-known for our ability to handle extremely complex cases at the cross-over between health and safety and employment law. This includes advising both employers and employees on work related stress and depression claims, as well as advising on the health and safety aspects of employment tribunal claims and health and safety related unfair dismissal claims.
We have a long record of representing NHS organisations dating back many decades and continue to provide general advice and assistance to numerous NHS clients and NHS Foundation Trusts.
Hotels, Hospitality and Leisure
At Clarkslegal our experienced specialist hotel, hospitality and leisure sector lawyers offer pragmatic, solution-driven, advice to a broad range of local, national, and international clients. We combine legal and commercial expertise with impressive industry knowledge to provide efficient and tailored support to our clients even when faced with complex industry-specific issues.
We act for both providers of information technology and their customers, and can help you find the right balance of risks and rewards in any contract that you enter into. Whether you need assistance in negotiating and codifying your technology agreements, specialist legal advice or post contract support, we provide it by giving you practical, proactive advice that helps you focus on the key risks to your business. Many of our team have worked as in-house lawyers for major commercial organisations (both providers of information technology services and customers). We therefore bring a unique perspective to the transaction as we are able to focus on the real risks to your business and what action needs to be taken to mitigate those risks and get things done.
Media and Entertainment
Our lawyers provide expert, pragmatic, solution-driven advice to a variety of clients in the media & entertainment space. Working closely with our corporate, intellectual property, employment, HR, immigration and dispute resolution experts, we offer our media & entertainment clients a full range of services.
Clarkslegal has one of the leading public sector teams in England and Wales, advising local authorities across the UK. We are best known for our specialist expertise in waste management and other major projects, for example in relation to R&D schemes, regional projects and landfill diversion. We are also highly-experienced at setting up PPP/PFI partnerships and joint ventures with the private sector, as well as assisting with funding arrangements. These areas are currently of considerable importance to many local authorities across the UK.