Fletcher Day

WELCOME TO FLETCHER DAY

Fletcher Day is a full-service commercial law firm with headquarters in Mayfair. Established in 2009, Fletcher Day has grown rapidly to become a dynamic, vibrant and exciting law firm to do business with.

Fletcher Day’s distinctive approach to law sets us apart from our competitors.  Aside from offering excellent legal advice, our highly competent lawyers demonstrate great commercial awareness. We take the time and effort to understand your business and the market it operates in and where the need arises, we add value by offering to extend our business connections to you. This is the Fletcher Day way of maintaining a successful and rewarding relationship with our clients.

Although the majority of our business is UK based, we enjoy a strong international presence and have strategic alliances with other law firms across the world. We are also proud to be the London representative member of the International Business Legal Consortium (IBLC).

Fletcher Day is a law firm with values that are represented by the clients that we act for and the lawyers and support staff that make up our team. In particular, our solicitors specialise in corporate and commercial work, commercial litigation, property litigation, insolvency, commercial property and foreign investment into the UK. If you have any questions about instructing us, or the services that we offer, then please get in touch on our contact page.

COMMERCIAL

Our commercial law department is made up of a team of specialist commercial law solicitors able to advise on all types of commercial matters that a business is likely to encounter.

We pride ourselves on the exceptional level of service that our clients receive and the highly detailed, commercially focused approach we take to make sure we fully understand our clients’ business objectives in order to deliver the best advice and support possible and also to maximise the value to your business.

We work with a wide range of businesses from start-ups and SME’s through to large multinationals and institutions.


OUR COMMERCIAL LAW SERVICES

Our team of commercial law solicitors can advise on a range of matters including:

  • Commercial terms of business
  • Agency agreements
  • Marketing, distribution research and development, supply, manufacturing, and outsourcing agreements
  • Advice to digital and online businesses
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Franchise agreements
  • Outsourcing agreements
  • Data protection
  • Intellectual Property

We guide our clients through the planning and execution of all commercial law agreements and documents, ensuring that we are here to support you through every step of the process, leaving you to focus on what you do best – running your business.

As your business grows, our corporate team can also advise on fund raising, mergers and acquisitions, contractual joint ventures and other strategic alliances, partnerships and collaborations.

Together with other teams in the firm, we work very closely with you and your other advisers to understand the nature of your business and your products, services, technology and industry, enabling us to deliver commercial and pragmatic advice and solutions that are tailored to your particular business needs.

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

Our Commercial Property practice is made up of lawyers with extensive City experience who have an in depth understanding of all real estate market sectors. We act for institutional investors, property companies, developers, institutional lenders as well as a number of bridging companies.

Our work includes:

  • The acquisition and disposal of office, retail, industrial and licensed premises.
  • Advising on all aspects of a development project.
  • Real estate finance advising lenders as well as borrowers on all aspects of loan documentation, the structuring of finance as well as the suitability of security and often introducing clients to potential sources of funding.
  • All aspects of landlord and tenant matters including leases, licences, surrenders, sale and lease backs, easements, rights of light, property disputes and property insolvency issues.
  • All aspects of licensing and gaming law and regulations, such as premises licence and variation applications, operating schedules, personal licence applications, temporary events notices, prosecutions, reviews, closure orders and appeals.
  • Advising on property issues in a corporate transaction.

CORPORATE

Our Corporate law department boasts a highly experienced team of specialist commercial and corporate solicitors who are able to advise on all types of company and commercial issues that a business is likely to face at one time or another.

OUR CORPORATE LAW SERVICES

Our corporate solicitors act for established businesses as well as companies advising on a variety of corporate law matters such as:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate finance
  • Corporate transactions and re-structuring
  • Funding agreements
  • Shareholders agreements
  • Directors duties
  • Commercial agreements and intellectual property

We also have a wealth of experience dealing with overseas corporate entities, meaning we are well versed in dealing with transactions involving more than one jurisdiction.

Corporate finance, transactions and restructuring can raise a wide range of complicated issues, so a high level of knowledge and experience is required to negotiate such complex matters.

If a business experience difficulties, our team of corporate solicitors can work alongside specialist accountants to implement a reconstruction and consolidation exercise to safeguard the company’s value and, if the founders of the business decide to exit, we can advise on a sale or management buy in.

Our corporate lawyers work very closely with our clients to understand the nature of their business and the industry in which they operate.  As a result, we deliver commercially focused advice rather than just technical theory.  Supported by other teams in the firm, including the Dispute Resolution, Employment and Property departments, we deliver a specialist  service to our corporate clients that is tailored to meet their particular needs.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Our commercial litigation and property litigation teams are both ranked in the Legal 500 2016 which describes Fletcher Day as a “knowledgeable and pragmatic firm”. The commercial litigation team regularly attends and speaks at the International Business Law Consortium – a “Leading Law Firm Network” in Chambers & Partners 2015.

We understand that the courts are unfamiliar to most, and so we aim to work with you to navigate the complexities of the legal system. We strive to resolve disputes in a positive manner, whilst keeping in mind your objectives, alongside the commercial reality of each situation.

Our Dispute Resolution services

We are highly experienced in the following areas of litigation:
Legal 500 Leading Firm

  • Commercial
  • Contractual
  • Company, partnership and shareholders disputes
  • Injunctions
  • Fraudulent transactions
  • Professional negligence
  • Oil & Gas
  • Arbitrations
  • Commercial property
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Building and construction

We aim to provide a realistic assessment of every dispute at the outset and offer sound, practical strategies and advice tailored to meet your needs. Our lawyers are qualified in a number of jurisdictions and speak numerous languages.

We are highly skilled in alternative dispute resolution to include arbitration and mediation.

With regards to law firms based outside of London, we can provide an agency service for litigation based in the Greater London courts.

EMPLOYMENT

SPECIALIST EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS IN CENTRAL LONDON

Why us?

Our dedicated team of employment lawyers London offer specialist employment law legal advice and HR services. Our employment specialists focus on listening to and understanding your problems and working with you to create solutions that achieve your commercial objectives.

Our specialist employment solicitors act for employers and their HR support across a wide spectrum of sectors (including financial services; insurance; hospitality; recruitment; property; technology and logistics).

We also specialise in acting for directors and senior executives working in and around London and the City, together with employees at all levels with settlement agreements.

OUR EMPLOYMENT LAW SERVICES

For Employers

Our employment solicitors in London offer specialist Employment law advice, HR and Health & Safety advice and solutions for Employers and their HR support.

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For Employees

Specialist Employment law advice and solutions for Directors and senior executives from reviewing  service agreements, handling disputes involving bonuses, allegations of discrimination and whistle blowing to negotiating severance packages on preferential terms

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US

“Cyril advised me through navigating my settlement agreement. I found his support thoughtful, responsive and astute in working through the various clauses and options. I would certainly seek out his counsel in future if the need arises again”

“Fletcher Day handled my recent settlement agreement. That the process was smooth and painless was due to his clear guidance at each stage. Our face to face meetings were friendly as well as helpful. In general I felt I was well represented and was very satisfied with the outcome. I have since recommended Cyril’s services to two of my colleagues”.

“Cyril Dennemont was straight forward, responsive and very knowledgeable. Always calm and considered, a great lawyer to have on your side and a delight to work with.”

FAMILY LAW

Our specialist family solicitors in London have a wealth knowledge in all areas of family law.

A marriage or relationship breakdown can be the most traumatic and stressful time, especially if there are children involved.

At the time, when you often feel most vulnerable, you need to feel comfortable that you have the best legal team in your corner.  Our clients value the sensitivity of our approach and the discretion shown.

The legal system is complex and family matters are rarely straightforward.  Our dedicated team of family law solicitors are here to guide you through this complex area of the law.

We understand that each child is unique and special and our aim is to ensure that children are put first in any dispute.

We also regularly assist same sex couples seeking advice in relation to both financial and children’s matters.

We are often called upon to advise on Pre and Postnuptial agreements.  Our team of family lawyers are able to assist with either drafting the agreement or equally able to advise clients on the implications of entering into an agreement.

We frequently see a common misconception about the legal standing of what is often referred to as the ‘common law’ spouse whereby one party to the relationship mistakenly believes they have the same legal protection as someone who is married.  Until the law is reformed this is not the case.  Our team of family solicitors are able to assist our clients to understand their legal rights in this highly complex area of the law.

We are able to work closely with the other departments and the international desks within the firm to provide clients with a seamless service across different areas of law.  We are also a member of the International Business Law Consortium which allows us to obtain expert legal advice quickly from a wide range of overseas jurisdictions.

We see our role as not only assisting our clients with the legal consequences of the breakdown of their marriage or partnership, but also to reach a favourable settlement and as far as possible, preserve their wealth.  Once a financial settlement has been agreed we are in an excellent position, should you wish, to introduce you to a wide range of financial advisers, including wealth managers, private banks, stockbrokers, IFAs and private client tax specialists to ensure you are in safe hands going forward.

We understand that choosing your legal representative is an important decision and we encourage any person who may be contemplating separating or having relationship difficulties to get in touch with our team of family lawyers in London today.

IMMIGRATION

SPECIALIST TIER 1 AND TIER 2 IMMIGRATION LAWYERS IN MAYFAIR, CENTRAL LONDON

Our team of specialist business immigration solicitors located in central London provide expert legal advice with a personal touch on all aspects of business immigration as well as various Human Rights, European Union and Nationality Law issues.

The UK has always been regarded as an attractive destination due to it’s respected legal system, reputable education structure, transparent regulation and strong stable economy. However, the relocation of yourself or your family is often a difficult and emotional decision.  Therefore, we advise our client strategically and sensitively in order to achieve the desired outcome.

We act for individuals such as investors, entrepreneurs and skilled workers in addition to well established organisations looking to recruit staff from overseas in dealing with the UK’s immigration system.

OUR IMMIGRATION SERVICES

Our team of business immigration lawyers are well versed in providing compliance management solutions to enable our commercial clients to implement the Points Based System legislation and facilitate their business operations.

We work closely with various award winning financial institutions, wealth managers and tax advisers who can assist you on the UK’s favourable taxation regime and advise you on the required investments within the UK

We advise and represent businesses and individuals on issues such as:

Our international client base is always expanding and our team of immigration lawyers can communicate in several languages, aside from English, including Arabic, Cantonese, Chinese, Russian, French, Farsi , Portuguese and Spanish.

We understand the importance of planning ahead as many clients have the ultimate goal of obtaining British Citizenship for themselves and their families. We thrive on working with our clients through each step of the visa process and offer a bespoke service, tailored to the needs of the individuals or businesses.

INSOLVENCY

Our niche insolvency department is led by Cory Bebb, a dual qualified solicitor and licensed insolvency practitioner with over 15 years’ experience specialising in the field of insolvency.

We have advised and represented solicitors, barristers, businesses, directors and individuals in relation to all aspects of insolvency. As well as our private clients, we also assist liquidators, administrators and trustees in bankruptcy in relation to their appointments. Our experience includes acting in several reported cases, from the county court up to the appeal courts.

We understand that the insolvency and court system is unfamiliar to most, and so we work with you to navigate the complexities of the legal system and aim to achieve your objectives in a positive and professional manner.

OUR ADVISORY, TRANSACTIONAL AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION SERVICES

We can advise and represent you in relation to the following matters:

  • Purchasing real estate or businesses from administrators, liquidators or trustees in bankruptcy
  • Advising and representing you as a creditor
  • Statutory demands and bankruptcy petitions or orders
  • Bankruptcy, liquidation or administration
  • Winding-up petitions
  • Administration orders
  • Voluntary arrangements
  • Bankruptcy annulments
  • Disputes with insolvency officeholders or the Official Receiver
  • Director disqualification
  • Defending directors
  • Validation orders
  • Insolvency litigation
  • Personal guarantee liabilities

We have a good track record of providing sound advice and achieving our clients’ objectives.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Our intellectual property solicitors work hard to ensure that clients understand the issues surrounding the value of their intellectual property and the legal mechanisms available to prevent unauthorised exploitation of a business.

We are experts in litigating intellectual property disputes and we can assist at any stage of a business by working with our clients to assess what intellectual property a business owns and how to protect it, as well as how best to make the most of intellectual property assets.

Our intellectual property lawyers work with a wide range of clients from multinational corporations to SMEs, as well as charities, non-profit organisations and individuals and we provide a bespoke service tailored to our clients needs.

OUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW SERVICES

The intellectual property of a business is among its most valuable assets. Copyright in original works such as graphics, designs, writing and recordings (whether audio or visual) may be infringed and violated by competitors for their own commercial gain. Trade marks (whether registered or not) may also be used by others who are seeking to exploit a reputable brand.

Our Intellectual Property lawyers can advice on the following areas:

  • Copyright infringement
  • Confidentiality and trade secrets
  • Patents and trademarks
  • Passing off
  • Design protection
  • Software licensing and distribution
  • Domain name disputes

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY

We provide a full conveyancing service in all aspects of residential property transactions. We deal with the sale and purchase of houses, flats, plot sales, as well as multi-million pound estates and luxury apartments.

We have extensive experience in landlord and tenant matters including advice on lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement. Our team of multi-lingual lawyers is able to deal with a broad range of international clients and is focused on delivering a high quality service in an efficient and timely manner.

We are members of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) which provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices. Membership establishes a level of credibility with lenders (and is an essential requirement for an increasing number) and the necessary skills and expertise to provide all the advice that a client will need to understand the process, options, costs and timescales from the outset.

We are on the panels of most if not all institutional lenders.

Our extensive team will work to complete your transaction within the agreed timescale and communicate our progress to you clearly and regularly so that we can address any issues that might arise as effectively as possible.

Fletcher Day Property Development

PRIVATE CLIENT

At Fletcher Day, we appreciate that drafting Wills and estate planning requires a discreet and empathetic approach. We understand the need for a tailored service to suit the precise requirements of our clients, as well as delivering the highest professional standards of legal advice.

Not only are our lawyers experts in all aspects of private client law, but they understand the importance of developing long lasting relationships in order to protect family and personal interests and to prevent disputes arising in the future. Our Private Client team includes members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the worldwide professional body for the trust and estate profession and Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) a nationwide organisation of Solicitors with particular experience in dealing with elderly and vulnerable clients.

Our personal service allows us to access expertise from across our entire legal practice, which means that you will not only benefit from advice through our wills, trust and estate specialists but also from teams in areas such as property, commercial law and tax planning.

OUR PRIVATE CLIENT LAW SERVICES

Planning for the future is one of the most important tasks individuals can undertake. This can include tax planning, the disposal of assets on death, as well as preparing for someone else to take care of your personal affairs on your behalf. When planning for the future, it is crucial to obtain specialist advice that is tailored to your particular circumstances.

Our Private Client team can advise on the full spectrum of private client matters including:

  • Preparation of Wills and Living Wills
  • Inheritance tax and capital gains tax planning
  • Preparation and registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Administration of estates on death
  • Establishment, implementation and administration of trusts and advice for trustees
  • Registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Court of Protection applications
  • Contentious trusts and estates

MAKE AN ENQUIRY

Please contact Elena Tzialli on 020 7870 3888 or email her at elena@fletcherday.co.uk to find out how we can help protect the interests of you and your family.

CONTACTING US

MAYFAIR
56 Conduit Street
Mayfair
London
W1S 2YZ

T +44 (0)20 7766 5260
F +44 (0)20 7240 7617
DX 37227 Piccadilly
E info@fletcherday.co.uk

HORSHAM
Afon Building
Worthing Road
Horsham
West Sussex
RH12 1TL

T +44 (0)1403 263535
F +44 (0)870 124 7122
DX 37227 Piccadilly
E info@fletcherday.co.uk

BARNET
Highstone House
165 High Street
Barnet
Hertfordshire
EN5 5SU

T +44 (0)20 8344 2288
F +44 (0)20 7240 7617
DX 8601 Barnet
E info@fletcherday.co.uk

MANCHESTER
The Pinnacle
73 King Street
Manchester
M2 4NG

T +44 (0)1613 596 130
F +44 (0)1613 596 131
E info@fletcherday.co.uk

Fletcher Day is a limited company registered in England and Wales under company number 08367719. Its registered office and principal place of business is at 56 Conduit Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 2YZ.  We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under SRA number 614192.