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Spring 2021: Embracing The Future and Cherishing Our Heritage.

Druces Future

In 2020 we and many of our clients changed the way that we lived and the way that we did business. Face-to-face meetings, business travel and the idea of “going to work”; all these things were greatly impacted by the pandemic.

These changes happened at great speed as the country went into lockdown last Spring, relaxed again and then re-entered a period of tough restrictions at the end of the year.  Many people took time to take stock, to think about what would come next and to make sure that they gave themselves, their families and their businesses every chance to flourish in 2021, as and when the country emerges from the pandemic.

To help with this period of transition, Druces launched Druces Future as a new hub on our website. We post updates relevant to the pandemic there and continue to use Druces Future to host our service aimed at those businesses, large and small, who are facing up to all the challenges of operating online in 2021.

Salisbury House Office 

The office is currently closed to visitors and most Druces’ staff continue to work remotely.

Wherever possible we continue to encourage the use of electronic correspondence and documents (in preference to hard copy, paper alternatives) as there is a risk of delay in the receipt of the post and Document Exchange deliveries.  Please contact us before arranging any courier delivery to Salisbury House.

We also continue to ask that payments are made by bank transfer in preference to cheque.  Please be sure to verify our bank details before sending any funds electronically.


Risk Assessment: Working Safely During Coronavirus

Our risk assessment can be accessed on our Legal Notices page.


Druces announces merger with Sykes Anderson Perry

Druces has announced its merger with London-based law firm Sykes Anderson Perry, as part of its continued strategic growth and development.

The merger will strengthen Druces’ Private Client and Real Estate practices and represents around £1.6 million of additional fee income for the firm. Read more>


Druces announces strategic merger with Ronaldsons

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>


250th Anniversary

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.


Our firm

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.

Corporate & Commercial

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.

Banking and Finance

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.

Property

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.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

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.

Private Client

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.


Legal 500

We are recommended in Legal 500 for many of our services.

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