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Macfarlanes LLP

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Senior Partner: Charles Martin
Managing Partner: Julian Howard
Number of partners: 85
Assistant solicitors: 237
Other fee-earners: 96

Finance: Christopher Lawrence
Commercial, Brands, IP & IT: Malcolm Walton
Competition: Malcolm Walton
Corporate & M&A: Howard Corney, Luke Powell
Corporate Tax: Damien Crossley
Employment: Seán Lavin
Financial Services Regulation: Michelle Kirschner, Paul Ellison
Investment Management: Stephen Robinson
Litigation & Dispute Resolution: Iain Mackie
Pensions: Camilla Barry
Private Client: Piers Barclay
Private Equity: Stephen Drewitt
Real Estate: Anthony Burnett-Scott
Restructuring & Insolvency: Jat Bains, Simon Beale

THE FIRM Macfarlanes is a distinctive London-based law firm, focused on its clients and on delivering excellence in the international legal market. The firm is known for the quality of its work; not just in dealing with the full range of corporate and commercial matters, but in advising clients on their private affairs as well.

Macfarlanes has made a deliberate choice to remain smaller than many of its peers. The cohesive nature of the firm means that clients benefit from collective experience and close-knit teams. The firm has decided against growth at the expense of quality, against size at the expense of efficiency and agility. So whilst large enough to advise on the most complex matters, the firm is also small enough to ensure that its people and work are exceptional, without fail. 

INTERNATIONAL Much of the firm’s work is international, advising both overseas based and UK clients on multijurisdictional projects. The firm’s international strategy is founded on its independence and is driven by the firm’s excellent relationships with leading independent law firms outside the UK. Macfarlanes takes a ‘client first’ approach to international work, this means its clients get the best advice from the best lawyer - irrespective of the jurisdiction they are working in, or where they are based.

RECRUITMENT Macfarlanes offers a stimulating workplace and pathways to rewarding careers. Its lawyers are of the absolute highest technical ability, many of whom are leaders in their chosen fields. It recruits around 30 graduates each year with the expectation that they will stay with the firm. Many of them do, creating a stable partnership of extraordinary quality.

There is no Macfarlanes ‘type’; individual personalities and flair are welcomed and encouraged.

For more information about career opportunities please visit the website.


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