Protecting our Clients and Staff During the Coronavirus Outbreak – 16 March 2020
During the current Coronavirus outbreak Druces is closely following government advice. We are taking the steps needed to mitigate risk; protecting our clients and staff.
These steps include:
We will continue to be mindful of all our professional and legal obligations and alert to changes in Public Health and other advice as the situation evolves.
Existing clients of the firm should liaise with their usual Druces’ contacts for further information regarding this notice or any other matter. Our staff continue to be available to clients whether they are working remotely or in the office.
Other businesses or individuals now requiring specialist advice on the legal issues facing them, should contact:
Druces has been in business for more than 250 years and this is not the first time in our long history that we, our clients and staff, have weathered the storm of disruption. In the coming weeks and months we will be as flexible as possible in adapting to changes to usual business practice. Our overriding aim is to continue to serve our clients to our usual high standards whilst doing everything we can to mitigate risk to them and to our staff.
Druces has announced its merger with London-based law firm Sykes Anderson Perry, as part of its continued strategic growth and development.
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Druces has merged with London-based law firm Ronaldsons as part of our continued strategic growth and development. The merged firm will be called Druces LLP.
The merger has significantly strengthened Druces’ Capital Markets practice with respected partners Stephen Ronaldson and Dominic Traynor joining the team. The merger also adds strength to our Commercial Litigation team with the addition of partner Neil Hayter and Roger France-Hayhurst joins our Property team as a Consultant. Read more>
2017 marked a very special milestone for Druces. We celebrated 250 years since the firm was founded in the City of London. Visit www.druces250.com to see how we marked our 250th anniversary year.
We have in-depth knowledge of our clients’ business sectors and the markets they operate in. We understand our clients’ businesses, identify their need and provide commercial solutions. Our standards and the way we work with our clients are set out in our approach. Our business clients include start-ups and SMEs, partnerships, LLPs, companies, larger corporates and multi-nationals, financial institutions and private banks. We also act for individuals in business and in a private capacity, providing them with a wide range of advisory services. We provide advice internationally, including through our membership of the Alliance of Business Lawyers.
Our corporate & commercial team provides services for commercial transactions; corporate services, listings, structures and re-organisations; mergers & acquisitions, disposals, and start-ups; finance and financial services; corporate investment; cross-border transactions; intellectual property; tax; corporate turnaround, restructuring and insolvency; employment and business immigration.
Our finance lawyers have a wealth of experience advising investment banks, clearing banks, overseas banks and financial institutions, private equity and hedge funds, sharia’a compliant institutions and borrowers. The team focuses on acquisition finance, corporate lending, sharia’a compliant and Islamic finance transactions, trade finance, distressed debt, refinancing, restructuring and property finance. The team also advises on contentious matters including banking disputes, recovery issues and trade finance disputes.
We have a large and experienced commercial property team specialising in commercial transactions; development; management; finance; investment & syndicated property investment; construction and contentious construction; planning & environment; and litigation & dispute resolution. We also specialise in residential transactions and enfranchisement and taxation relating to property.
Our litigation and dispute resolution team provides advice and representation in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in relation to company, commercial and contractual disputes; partnership and shareholder disputes; and professional negligence claims; We also have an established international arbitration practice focusing on trade, commerce and international investment treaties. We provide mediation services. We also specialise in resolving commercial and residential property disputes and litigation.
Our private client team provides advice in respect of tax and trust issues, estate management and planning; charities; Wills and probate; contentious probate including litigation and dispute resolution relating to Wills, estates and trusts; and international private client services.
We are recommended in Legal 500 for many of our services.
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