Eversheds Sutherland

The Cambridge office of international law firm Eversheds Sutherland offers a full service to local, national and international clients. With over 100 legal and business advisers working from the modern offices at Kett House on Station Road, Eversheds Sutherland is the only international law firm based in East Anglia.

All of its regional offices benefit from its international footprint which has contributed to the firm being ranked in the top tier of legal practices by the legal directories such as Legal 500, which describes the Cambridge office as a “regional heavyweight” with “significant teams across East Anglia, notably in corporate, real estate, public sector, claims management and technology”.

Eversheds Sutherland has over 3,500 legal and business advisers across Europe, the US, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Its vision is to be a great place to work and the most client-centred international law firm.

As one of the world’s largest law firms Eversheds Sutherland provides expertise, resources and regional offices in abundance. What really sets it apart is the approach its lawyers take to the work they do. Staff are trained extensively in project management techniques to ensure every piece of work is scoped, planned and quoted up front. This allows the firm to uncover its clients’ real needs and act upon them. It means Eversheds can be counted on to deliver great service and predictability in costs, timescales and quality.

About Eversheds Sutherland

Eversheds Sutherland is an international law firm with a clear vision of the future. A firm that is adapting to new demands and business pressures. A firm that understands what clients need today and, equally important, what they will need tomorrow.

We have recognised that the marketplace is changing, and we have analysed what is shaping the industries we serve. Now we are focusing on creative and cost-effective solutions that ensure our clients receive the best service at the best price.

It is this approach that makes Eversheds Sutherland such a distinctive and innovative force in the legal world. It is what makes us 21st century lawyers.

Some facts about us

  • One of the largest full service law firms in the world with over 4,400 people including more than 540 partners and over 2,000 legal advisers
  • 47 offices in major cities across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Office locations include: Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berne, Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, Copenhagen, Doha, Dublin, Geneva, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, London, Madrid, Mauritius, Milan, Munich, Ostrava, Paris, Prague, Riga, Riyadh, Rome, Rotterdam, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tirana, Valladolid, Vienna, Vilnius, Wroclaw, Warsaw and Zurich. In addition, we have close relationships with preferred law firms across Europe, Middle East and America.
  • Five main practice areas: company commercial, human resources, legal systems, litigation and dispute management and real estate.
  • More Stock Market clients and AIM transactions worldwide than other UK law firms. Source: Hemscott Figures and Corpfin.
  • Law Firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards, Financial News Legal Awards, Health Investor Awards and the British Private Equity Awards.
  • AIM Lawyer of the Year at the Growth Company Awards 2009.
  • Service ethos - excellence in service delivery is our first commitment; a service which is tailored and guaranteed to exceed your expectations.
  • We were number 1 for European mid-market Corporate deals April 2007 - April 2008 (deal value £1m - £50m).
  • Relationship lawyers - pioneers of partnering in the legal market.
  • Advocates of transparency, value based billing and closer working relationships - aiming to reflect value of work done; not the cost of providing it.
  • Providing control over costs - championing the cause closest to clients’ hearts.
  • Practising proactive legal and risk management: prevention not cure.
  • The Financial Times ranked our project management tools “RAPID Resolution” and “DealTrack” as “Outstanding Innovations” in its 2008 report on Innovative Lawyers.

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Products and services

Real Estate

The Eversheds property team combines a commitment to efficiency and excellent client service.  With over 50 property lawyers based in Cambridge, we are not only able to manage the most complex of property transactions, but also the most demanding in terms of time pressure and availability of resources.

We have genuine specialists in all areas of real estate practice, including development, investment and landlord and tenant as well as real estate litigators and specialists in other areas including construction, environment and tax/VAT.  We provide creative solutions to property-related problems and more importantly, we will help you avoid problems in the first place.  The team acts for institutional landlords, tenants and real estate developers in both the public and private sectors.

If you need assistance with town and country planning, compulsory purchase and compensation, highways or town and village green matters, our dedicated team in Cambridge can help you.  Their unrivalled experience of major brownfield regeneration and greenfield  strategic developments encompasses all aspects of development planning from site promotion and planning appeals through to compulsory purchase and highways matters is all available to ensure that your development is brought forward on time, on budget and crucially in the current market, with its viability in tact.

Human Resources

Our Cambridge office is home to the largest team of specialist Human Resources lawyers in the region, which is also one of the largest single site teams in the UK.  The Cambridge team of over 30 lawyers and specialist HR consultants advises many national blue chip clients as well as local owner-managed businesses and is unique in that it can offer not only depth and experience but also geographical proximity.

We have genuine specialists in even the most unusual aspects of employment law and have clients in nearly all sectors of business and the public sector. We have extensive experience of working for international businesses throughout the world and are used to coordinating services across jurisdictions and time zones.  Our international presence enables us to provide legal support 'on the ground' throughout Europe.

We deploy our knowledge and experience to deliver practical and businesslike advice for our clients. Our lawyers are trained to focus on solutions and to use straightforward effective language. We understand the importance of ready access to legal advice and the speed of delivery so we are committed to providing this.  From the formulation of HR strategy through to implementation, our clients come to us because we offer a complete service.

Litigation and Dispute Management

Our Cambridge commercial litigation team is at the heart of our dispute management capability. We have advised on and secured successful outcomes in disputes covering a broad spectrum of commercial activity. With over 30 partners and 150 lawyers located in the UK and overseas, we have the depth of resources and expertise to help you, whatever your dispute, wherever it may arise.

In a dispute situation, it is vitally important to get on top of the problem quickly, to understand your options and to implement the best strategy for achieving your commercial objectives within your budget and an appropriate timescale.

Underpinning our approach to dispute management is RAPID Resolution - a bespoke and award winning system for project managing disputes. Using this system, our lawyers focus on identifying early and pursuing in the most effective way your best practical outcome. We are committed to helping you keep control of disputes and the costs associated with them. By thinking ahead and developing a proactive strategy, we can help you plan the best way to get the right result. It's a win/win situation - the outcome you're expecting at the price you're expecting.

Commercial

The commercial team in Cambridge includes specialists in commercial contracts, technology , IP, IT, e-commerce and telecoms.

So, from patents to software, disputes to complex transactions, we are here to help - with vigour and what our clients tell us is a refreshingly dynamic approach.

The specialist intellectual property team works closely with clients to develop, protect, promote and enforce their intellectual property rights.  The Cambridge office also boasts a team of dedicated data privacy experts, who regularly advise on national and global data issues.  We understand both the law and the way it is applied by regulators, offering a pragmatic approach.  We develop solutions that make sense for your business and with brand reputation and legal liability at stake, allow you to benchmark acceptable risk.

Through our international network of offices we have established a reputation for developing innovative solutions to deal cost-effectively with the challenges facing clients that arise from an ever-changing commercial market.

Corporate

Being part of one of the largest M&A teams in Europe, the Cambridge corporate team of Eversheds is able to deliver to our clients a personal, partner-led service, in the locations where they do business, engaging the right people, to do the right type of work, in the right place all at a predictable cost. 

The team has a broad-based corporate practice, advising a wide corporate, institutional, education sector and owner-managed client base.  Its principal areas of focus are domestic and cross border mergers and acquisitions (both public and private), initial public offerings, corporate reorganisations, venture capital transactions and joint ventures.

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