Browne Jacobson is a national law firm with strong regional reach through its five office network spanning the major cities of Birmingham, Exeter, London, Manchester and Nottingham. The firm is currently almost 800 strong with over 400 lawyers including 104 partners, supported by a team of professional specialists.
In 2014-15 the firm yet again posted record financial results, announcing turnover of £58.9m representing 17% growth and the highest recorded by Browne Jacobson, and delivered without acquisition or merger. The period also saw the firm further invest in the business, with a move to prestigious new offices in London and a major refurbishment in its Birmingham office, allowing the firm to accommodate further growth across all its sector specialisms.
Launched in 1999 the firm’s Birmingham office has grown to over 130 strong, including 79 lawyers, and is today firmly established as one of the leading law firms in the city. Its impressive portfolio of clients include: Hiscox, National Health Service Litigation Authority, MACE Group, Santander, Goodyear Dunlop, LDC, Vodafone, Birmingham City Council, Wolverhampton City Council, various hospitals including NHS Birmingham CrossCity CCG, London Taxis, Miller UK Ltd, Lend Lease, Worcestershire County Council, Insure the box, OSI Systems and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, amongst others.
The firm offers a unique collection of specialisms across the commercial, public, health and insurance sectors:
• Corporate and commercial expertise covers a wide range of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, joint ventures, management buyouts, private equity, corporate restructuring and tax issues. Expertise is offered in commercial contracts, intellectual property, data protection, procurement, IT, outsourcing, pensions, competition and regulatory matters.
• The insurance team acts for a client base that includes over 60 insurance clients offering specialist advice on matters ranging from professional indemnity, marine and clinical negligence to fraud, motor, employers and public liability issues. Spread across its five office network the 100-plus strong legal team offers both truly national coverage and real strength in depth locally.
• Its health practice provides specialist legal advice in areas such as clinical negligence, Foundation Trust status, inquests, governance, patient advisory work, consent to treatment, data protection and confidentiality to over 50 health trusts including acute trusts, ambulance trusts, mental health trusts and foundation trusts as clients. Its burgeoning commercial healthcare team acts regularly on complex transactions for its NHS and private sector clients which include the UK’s largest not for profit mental health provider St Andrews Healthcare, Methodist Homes and Eden Supported Living, amongst others.
• Public sector work is a particular specialism for the firm as demonstrated by its client portfolio of over 200 local authorities and more than ten central government departments and bodies. The team offers a comprehensive range of expertise on corporate governance, commercial and procurement matters to property, employment, health and safety and liability. It also has one of the leading teams in the UK advising schools on academisation.
Famous for its friendly and straightforward approach, Browne Jacobson delivers exceptional client service, straightforward advice, pricing and product innovation.