Managing Partner: Richard Pollins
Number of UK partners: 65
Number of other UK fee-earners: 117
Total staff: 298
Banking & Finance: Gwen Godfrey
Corporate: Jonathan Grant
Dispute Resolution: Simon Elcock
Employment: Rustom Tata
Planning & Environment: Heidi Copland
Private Client: Lorna Fairbairn
Real Estate: Tina George
Technology Media & Telecoms: Tim Ashdown
DMH Stallard delivers successful outcomes for businesses and individuals by providing tailored legal services with energy and creativity, backed by technical expertise. A compelling alternative to ‘Big Law’ for larger corporates and a natural partner for ambitious entrepreneurial businesses, the firm also has thriving family, private client and personal injury practices.
The firm has experienced significant growth in recent years, both organically and through a series of mergers that reinforced the firm’s standing and service offering in the region, extended the office network, and increased the number of partners. The firm’s ambition is such that further expansion is anticipated.
DMH Stallard takes pride in being approachable and its ability to build lasting relationships with clients enjoying partner-led service with prompt, clear communication. It is also closely involved in the communities in which it works.
Well-respected across the London and the South East, the firm has featured many times amongst the winners at the prestigious Insider Dealmakers Awards and the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards, raising its profile within the business community and reinforcing relationships with professional referrers.
The firm’s responsiveness and flexibility means that it can offer a range of pricing approaches including fixed-price services and products according to client requirements.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Banking & finance: Working in partnership with national and international banks and businesses on a full range of banking and financial matters.
Corporate & Commercial: Expertise includes corporate finance; capital markets; M&A and alternative assets such as private equity and property finance. Also includes drafting and negotiating commercial agreements dealing with every aspect of business including supply chain management, procurement and routes to market.
Dispute Resolution: Expertise includes corporate and commercial, banking and finance and real estate disputes; fraud, defamation and reputation management; insolvency and corporate recovery; professional negligence; intellectual property and judicial review. The team also has expertise in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) with several qualified mediators within the team. Eemployment: Technical excellence and in-depth knowledge of client organisations combine to provide operational support and to advise on strategic and complex issues. Also able to provide full representation including advocacy in Tribunals.
Planning & environment: A unique 13-strong multi-disciplinary team of planning lawyers, environmental lawyers and chartered town planners delivers one of the leading planning and environmental services in the South of England.
Private Client: Provides care and protection for families and their assets ranging from estate management and wealth protection to contentious matters, family succession, divorce and children’s welfare; also personal injury services and residential conveyancing.
Property Asset Management: The firm works with some of the largest owners of property in the UK to help them sell, buy, occupy, and manage their property efficiently and cost effectively. At the core of this service is the award-winning on-line legal instruction and management portal, DMH Direct.
Real Estate: With significant commercial and residential transactional capability, expertise includes development, investment, housebuilding, construction, regeneration and leasehold matters. There is also a dedicated real estate dispute resolution team.
Technology & Intellectual Property: Expertise includes IP disputes, IT disputes, data protection, freedom of information, competition law, OFT investigations, procurement, regulatory advice and commercial contracts.
Key markets include public sector, charities, property developers and investors, banking and finance, technology, media and telecommunication, education, creative industries, professional services, manufacturing, utilities, and travel and aviation.