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Bellevue Law is a boutique law firm specialising in employment, litigation, dispute resolution and investigations and private client work. The firm’s team of senior ex-City lawyers offers clients the quality and expertise of a major firm, cost-effectively.
The firm was founded with a commitment to flexible working, supporting lawyers with great infrastructure and enabling them to work when and where they choose. The result is a unique, exciting work model and a friendly culture that allows the firm to attract really exceptional talent, and clients to benefit from the support of outstanding lawyers with large-firm standards and work ethics, at the right price. In an industry which struggles to retain female talent, 80% of the firm's lawyers are women.
Bellevue Law was the first UK law firm to be accredited under the Good Business Charter, which recognises ethical, responsible and sustainable business practices, and has submitted for B Corp accreditation.
Bellevue Law is recognised by both Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500, where Florence Brocklesby, the firm’s founder, is recognised as a leading individual. One client told the Legal 500 2022 that: "Bellevue represents an extremely compelling value proposition: they are a team of highly trained lawyers who deliver all that the Magic Circle does in terms of expertise, judgement, client handling skills but at a fraction of the cost. Their success is richly deserved.” The firm was Highly Commended in the Boutique Law Firm of the Year category at The Lawyer Awards 2022.
Main Areas of Practice:
Bellevue Law's fourteen-strong team of senior employment law experts acts for both employers and employees on legal issues arising throughout the employment lifecycle from recruitment to exit.
The firm regularly acts for senior executives in the financial services, technology and legal sectors. The team is also regularly trusted to advise and represent numerous fellow lawyers in disputes with their firms and senior executives at both private equity houses and their portfolio companies.
The firm is well-known for its expertise in discrimination, in particular often acting for senior women in professional services firms. It regularly advises individuals, including in regulated industries, on investigations and allegations of wrongdoing.
Recent experience includes advising multiple female lawyers and bankers on sex discrimination claims, acting for a number of Chief Executives and Managing Directors of substantial businesses on their exits, representing a senior financial services executive in a whistleblowing claim, supporting clients facing misconduct allegations and advising numerous clients through redundancy processes.
Bellevue Law also acts for employers, with clients including global institutions, privately owned businesses, technology companies and challengers and private clients. The firm regularly advises fellow law firms on sensitive employment matters. Its recent work includes preparing a suite of complex employment contracts for senior employees of a financial services start-up, supporting clients in the technology sector through major redundancy programmes and advising several clients on successful negotiated exits of team members, including longstanding directors.
Recent hires include equalities specialist Georgina Calvert-Lee and former head of employment law at Hodge, Jones & Allen, Susie Al-Qassab.
Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Investigations and Regulation:
The firm’s commercial disputes lawyers are all highly experienced litigators with backgrounds in magic circle and international law firms. Clients trust them to provide strategic, creative and practical advice on resolving disputes via litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. The firm's boutique approach allows it to offer an exceptionally personalised, flexible and cost-effective service, with one senior lawyer taking responsibility for all aspects of a case.
The team regularly represents clients in disputes in both the English Courts and international arbitration and has achieved results for clients on a wide range of legal disputes ranging in value from thousands of pounds to complex, multi-million-pound disputes. Clients requiring high quality, cost-effective advice for medium-sized disputes are often referred by international firms. Clients include major international businesses, privately owned businesses and their founders and shareholders and high net worth individuals.
In recent years, the firm has launched both an investigations teams, which supports clients with complex, high profile and sensitive investigations, and a regulatory and compliance team.
Known for combining strong technical skills with a human approach, Bellevue Law's private client practice is led by Harriet Atkinson, formerly head of probate at Forsters. The firm
offers highly experienced advice on all aspects of estate planning and probate, including preparing wills (including those with complex family arrangements, business assets and/or high worth estates), letters of wishes and Lasting Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives and General Powers of Attorney, and administering estates.
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