Our international lawyers help clients with their personal and business needs in 195 countries worldwide. Contact us today and speak to one of the UK’s largest and most successful independent law firms, with a unique approach to supporting your international interests and ambitions.
For businesses, we offer the full range of services working closely with management teams and general counsel. For individuals, we manage and protect the global wealth and reputation for them and their family.
We’re the largest and most successful specialist International Personal Injury team in the UK, having secured over £450,000,000 in damages for our clients. We’re also one of the most active litigators in the UK with cases reaching the UK Supreme Court and the European Court of Justice.
Our international expertise is recognised throughout the global legal industry. We’ve been shortlisted for the Excellence in International Legal Services Award at the Law Society Excellence in Law Awards 2021. Our international lawyers regularly receive honours from organisations such as Citywealth, Legal Week, Spears 500, and the legal directories Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.
The key to our success is the fact that we do international law a bit differently. We’re proudly independent, which lets us appoint and recommend only the very best lawyers and other relevant professionals to work for you in different jurisdictions all over the world. You’ll always work with true specialists with a deep understanding of the local legal, tax and regulatory landscape, and who match your own culture and ways of working.
We're flexible and can direct you to a wide network of trusted and local experts to instruct directly or we can manage the entire project for you. Clients often tell us how much time, money and hassle this approach saves them. It also lets us manage the risks inherent to any cross-jurisdictional matter, so you can focus on what’s important.
Our different international teams work closely together to give you fully integrated and seamless advice at a global strategic level. We’ll get to know you or your business quickly, so all advice is tailored to your exact situation from an early stage.
As well as working with experts around the world, our dedicated international desks each have a deep knowledge of their specific region and often the language skills to match:
- North America
- Channel Islands
- Spain & Iberia
- Central & Eastern Europe / CIS
- Middle East
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- Central America
- South America
- South Africa.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help with your international needs and ambitions, anywhere in the world.
Our Global Network
Our network, thoughtfully built over several decades, is what makes our international services what they are. It includes law firms, accountants, corporate financiers, banks, insurers, wealth managers, fiduciaries, trust corporations, chambers of commerce, governing bodies, embassies, trade ministers and expert counsel.
When you work with us, you get access to that whole network too.
As well as our own personal connections, we’re active in some of the most important legal and financial organisations. We hold Advisory and Strategic Board positions for First Law International (FLI), the Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council (CWEIC) and Avrio Advocati. We have leadership roles within organisations such as the Pan European organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (Peopil) and the American Association of Justice (AAJ).
We’re also a Strategic Partner of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and the Department for International (DiT). Our Family Law experts are members of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) as well.
These positions demonstrate the level of our international expertise across a range of global jurisdictions and areas of law. But they also mean we can ensure all our international clients get the very best advice and representation anywhere in the world.
Learn more about our global network
Our First Law International Spring Conference 2022
We held our FLI spring conference (2022) in Manchester. Our conference brought together leading lawyers from our best-friend network, local decision makers and cross-border trade experts to discuss:
- The UK’s place in the world post Brexit
- Manchester’s vision to become a top-flight world city by 2025
- ESG – the challenges and opportunities it presents for businesses
- The outlook for key sectors and industries.