Browne Jacobson

Browne Jacobson LLP is a full service national law firm with offices in Manchester, Exeter, London, Birmingham and Nottingham.

The firm

Browne Jacobson offers a comprehensive range of quality legal services, with expertise across a number of key private and public sector specialisms including retail, technology, financial services, education, health, local and central government, brands, international and insurance.

The firm has consistently outperformed the sector, posting record levels of growth year-on-year. In the last five years we have grown by over 60%, without merger – a reflection of its impressive international, national and regional private and public sector client portfolio and a commitment to delivering exceptional client service.

High profile clients include: Hiscox, Mace Group, Santander, HM Revenue & Customs, NHS England, Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, The London Taxi Corporation Ltd, Welsh Government, Medical Protection Society, Inspired Gaming, Ministry of Justice (OPG).

The firm continues to build on its commitment to client service after it became the first UK law firm to be awarded a three star rating by Investor in Customers. The firm holds the Law Society’s Lexcel Practice Management Standard, was reaccredited with the ISO270001:2013 accreditation, entered the top 50 UK law firm rankings for the first time in the annual league tables published by The Lawyer as well as being formally recognised by the MPF as ‘Best Managed National Firm’ in 2016.

Principal areas of work

Private – Browne Jacobson’s corporate and commercial teams advise its private sector clients on the full range of matters. As a founding member of PANGEA NET, Browne Jacobson is perfectly positioned to advise and assist both UK and international clients on both domestic and overseas investment and growth opportunities.

Public – widely regarded as a true heavyweight in this area, Browne Jacobson is one of the few national law firms that have a genuinely dedicated public law practice. Serving an enviable array of public and third sector clients it is particularly well known for advising on corporate governance and compliance issues, judicial reviews and large scale procurement and planning & regeneration projects. Other specialisms include employment, health & safety and liability litigation.

Retail – representing clients from luxury brands to food and drink, healthcare and discount retailers, Browne Jacobson has a long standing reputation for property transactions as well as an array of other specialisms including IP and brand enforcement work, information technology, employment and commercial dispute resolution.

Health – independently rated as one of the leading healthcare firms in the country, the 100-strong health law team provides specialist contentious and non-contentious legal advice to both the public and independent healthcare sector. It regularly acts on the most ground-breaking cases and its work on mental capacity cases and deprivation of liberty safeguards has gained it national attention.

Technology – with clients spanning the retail, telecommunications, insurance, public and financial services sectors, the firm’s specialist IT practice advises on both contentious and non-contentious matters including software development, procurement of hardware, systems integration and rebuilds, e-commerce, outsourcing, cloud computing, data protection and competition. Its specialist expertise in advising both private and public sector organisations on large public sector IT projects is a particular strength.

Education – the firm has a nationwide reputation for providing expert legal advice to its education clients. Its work on the Government’s academisation programme, which has seen the firm advise on over 1,000 academy conversion projects, has won it national plaudits.

Insurance – the firm’s insurance arm offers specialist advice ranging from professional indemnity and counterfraud to social care and abuse, motor, employers’ and public liability claims.