Community Partners

We are proud to be working with our Community Partners and firm members.

If you are interested in your firm becoming an annual Community Partner and obtaining a firm membership please contact Chris on 020 7101 4151 or email chris@thoughtleaders4.com


Peters & Peters is a leading commercial litigation and business crime boutique, providing outstanding services to governments, corporations and individual clients in the UK and abroad.

With a long and outstanding history, we strive to remain at the cutting edge of our specialist areas of expertise by pursuing innovative resolutions to legal problems. Our knowledge and experience across the full range of civil, regulatory and criminal issues uniquely positions us to advise clients on multi-faceted and complex crises arising in commercial contexts. We have worked on some of the most high profile, and challenging cases and investigations of recent years.


Mintz Group is a global investigations firm that gathers information before relationships, during disputes and after frauds.  We specialise in tracing assets around the world. 

We have significant experience tracking the assets of governments, companies and people across the globe, having worked as the lead investigator in some of largest global asset investigations in recent years. Our asset-tracing cases are invariably multi-layered and cross-border, working at each junction of the dispute process to inform strategy and realise success.

Over the past 25 years, we have honed our evidence-based, collaborative approach to investigations to support and enhance our clients’ enforcement and monetization strategies – providing clarity in a complex world.


BRG’s disputes practice is world-leading in the areas that can most significantly impact business. We are dedicated to providing clear perspectives that help clients understand their current situation as well as the road ahead. Our teams are composed of leading international experts in accounting, economics, finance, intellectual property, valuation, statistics and strategic analysis, along with experienced industry specialists in sectors including construction and real estate, mining, energy, power and infrastructure, financial services and healthcare and pharmaceuticals. Together they deliver the highest-quality independent and objective testimony and advice to counsel, corporations, agencies and governments around the world.


PCB Byrne brings together two like-minded, dynamic market leaders in fraud litigation (PCB Litigation and Byrne and Partners) to form a new top-tier firm specialising in all forms of dispute resolution.

PCB Byrne provides in-depth expertise and unparalleled service having decades of experience in dealing with complex UK and international disputes in the civil, criminal and regulatory sectors. With 14 partners and 49 fee-earners, PCB Byrne is a conflict-free firm delivering creative and commercially focused solutions. PCB Byrne builds the best bespoke teams for clients, whilst retaining its commitment to exceptional, hands-on service.


Stephenson Harwood’s highly regarded corporate and commercial disputes team advises on the full range of disputes. We represent clients in High Court litigation, international and domestic arbitration, and advise and assist clients on ADR, including mediation. Most of what we do is truly international and often multi-jurisdictional; we manage complex proceedings in other jurisdictions and co-ordinate proceedings in more than one jurisdiction.

The team is renowned for its depth and ability to handle a broad range of disputes but has particular expertise in banking and financial services litigation and regulation, competition litigation, fund litigation, shareholder disputes and corporate litigation, professional and management liability and sanctions litigation.


We have an experienced team of commercial barristers, with expertise across a broad range of areas including civil fraud and asset tracing, company law, contractual disputes, international arbitration, partnership and joint ventures, and tax.

Our complementary expertise in financial services regulatory, restructuring and insolvency, pensions and professional liability makes us well equipped to act in the ever more complex, multi-faceted disputes which affect modern businesses.

We are experienced in international disputes, including those that give rise to questions of governing law, jurisdiction, the interpretation and effect of cross-border regulations, and the enforcement of overseas judgments.


Described as a “disputes powerhouse”, our 300 strong litigation team is one of the largest in London. Our “high-quality litigators with vast experience of how to win complex disputes” are recognised by the legal directories. Chambers & Partners 2021 recently described the team as "the most thorough solicitors I've ever worked with. They're the best at what they do."

We handle both international arbitration and UK-based litigation and were shortlisted for Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year 2020 at the Legal 500 UK Awards and Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team of the Year 2019 at the British Legal Awards.


Serle Court has a leading reputation in commercial litigation; having been involved in the most significant disputes in the market in recent years.  Members of chambers are recommended by Chambers UK and the Legal 500 not only for commercial litigation but also in the commercial fields of banking and financial services, civil fraud, insolvency and company and partnership law.  Chambers is said to “impress both as active participants in major pieces of litigation and as thought leaders in the international dispute resolution market.”

Members of Chambers are regularly instructed in commercial cases both in the Commercial Court and the Business and Property Courts.  Our barristers are often instructed to attend court at short notice; for interim procedural hearings, and to obtain urgent freezing injunctions.  


LAWYERS HANDLING COMPLEX INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION, LITIGATION AND ADR MATTERS

Our principal strength is our experience and expertise in international litigation, arbitration and alternative forms of dispute resolution. We have specialist dispute resolution teams in all of our offices, regularly handling high-value, complex, multi-party, multi-jurisdictional disputes. Our expertise spans a wide range of sectors and industries, from banking and finance, through to insurance and commodities.


 

Keidan Harrison LLP is a boutique City of London law firm, specialising in dispute resolution and insolvency.

Our expertise includes civil fraud, asset recovery, contentious insolvency, trusts disputes, pensions disputes, professional negligence, banking and financial services litigation and commercial arbitration. We act for international and UK businesses and high-net-worth individuals (HNWI), and insolvency practitioners.

Our approach is partner-led and highly personalised, ensuring our clients’ needs are at the forefront every step of the way.


Byfield provides reputation counsel to the legal sector to build brands, protect reputations and support litigation. Founded in 2007 to coincide with the advent of the Legal Services Act 2007, Byfield’s work enhances law firms and legal sector clients’ businesses, market perception and value.

Led by Managing Director, Gus Sellitto, Byfield is one of the UK’s most experienced specialist litigation PR consultancies. 

Byfield supports clients through the dispute process in what are often highly complicated and high stakes cases. The consultancy acts for businesses, and institutions, high-net-worth individuals, charities and individuals and public figures. 


3 Verulam Buildings is one of the foremost sets of barristers’ chambers specialising in commercial law.

3VB has a genuine depth of experience across the full range of commercial litigation, from banking and financial services to civil fraud, company law, group litigation, insurance, professional negligence, insolvency, IT, media and entertainment and public international law. Chambers has a strong reputation in domestic and international arbitration, including significant experience of investment treaty disputes and cases involving energy, natural resources and infrastructure.

3VB has substantial experience of international work, in both litigation and arbitration. Members are frequently instructed by lawyers from other jurisdictions and are accustomed to working in multi-jurisdictional teams. They have particular experience of disputes arising in the Caribbean, the Gulf States, the post-Soviet states and the Asia-Pacific region. 


The Tech Disputes Network is an inclusive forum for legal and technology professionals who are interested in learning how to avoid, manage and win tech disputes.

TDN regularly hosts seminars covering all manner of disputes where technology lays at the heart. These range from disputes over IT projects to the latest trends in cryptocurrencies and the aftermath of cyberattacks. These seminars offer members the opportunity to hear from leading domain experts, free of charge, and to network with other like-minded professionals in an informal setting. TDN also hosts the ‘Need to Know Basis’ podcast series, which delivers bite-sized updates on tech disputes to members’ inboxes on a regular basis.

TDN is run by a committee of legal and sector experts in the technology space and counts leading practitioners among its members.


Gatehouse Chambers (formerly Hardwicke) is a leading commercial chambers which specialises in arbitration and all forms of ADR, commercial dispute resolution, construction, insolvency, restructuring and company, insurance, professional liability and property disputes.  It also has niche specialisms in clinical negligence and personal injury as well as private client work.   Ranked as a leading set in all its main practice areas in the legal directories, it is also a market leader in promoting equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and CSR/pro bono.


At Brown Rudnick LLP, we combine ingenuity with experience to achieve great outcomes for our clients. We deliver partner-driven service; we incentivize our lawyers to collaborate in the client’s best interest; and we put excellence before scale, focusing on practices such as fraud, international disputes, asset tracing, technology, distressed debt, corporate restructuring, M&A, white collar defense, and intellectual property, where we are recognized leaders.

We have more than 250 lawyers and government relations professionals across the United States and Europe, with offices in key financial centers. Beyond the United States and Europe, we serve clients in Russia, CIS, Middle East, North Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America. 


We act for a broad spectrum of individual and commercial clients in a wide range of complex disputes. Our specialist team of litigators have particular expertise in the following areas:  Commercial and Contract Disputes,  Shareholder and Director Disputes, Professional Negligence, Civil Fraud and Investigations, Financial Services Disputes, Wills, Trusts and Inheritance Disputes, Insolvency Litigation, International and Cross-Border Disputes, and Reputation and Media.

Our team is recognised for its expertise in the legal directories. We have a proven track record of acting successfully in high profile, high value and complex litigation, particularly in times of crisis for our clients. We are experienced in taking proactive steps on an urgent basis, such as by dealing with injunctions, and renowned for acting in cases involving serious allegations of wrongdoing and fraud.


Cooke, Young & Keidan is a leading boutique firm of commercial disputes lawyers, based in the City of London and working for international and UK businesses and high-net-worth individuals.

Since our foundation in 2009 we have built a formidable reputation for achieving results for our clients in high-value commercial disputes, including both court litigation and international arbitration cases. Offering a combination of commercialism, strategic thinking and tenacity, we are also able to act creatively and flexibly in a way that sets us apart from our competitors. Our commitment to retaining our boutique size and focus means we also offer exceptional, personalized service.

We are known for our adroit handling of complex cases, and our specialist focus assists us to avoid the conflicts of interest often experienced by larger firms with transactional departments, meaning that we can act fearlessly against most financial institutions and substantial multinational companies.


Blackstone Chambers combines formidable strengths in commercial, employment, international and public law with state of the art facilities and a friendly and open approach to client service.

We pride ourselves on our ability to assess a client's legal needs; we appreciate and understand the pressures of the modern day legal environment and we work with clients to provide the most suitable expert for the issues in hand.


Pinsent Masons LLP's Commercial Litigation team is one of the UK's most active commercial litigation practices. We have extensive experience in all aspects of commercial litigation and arbitration in England and Wales, across Europe and beyond. The team has acted for commercial organisations, state entities, regulatory bodies and quasi-state entities in cases before the High Court, the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court and the ECJ as well as complex arbitrations in the ICC, LCIA and before other bodies. Our time in court means that we are able to advise from a position of experience, not guesswork, on how a court, or judge, may approach a particular issue.


Founded in 1990, Deminor is a leading privately-owned and international litigation funder with offices in Brussels, London, Hamburg, New York, Hong Kong, Milan, and Luxembourg. Deminor is still very much defined by the pursuit of good causes and its determination to restore justice for clients and has funded cases in 18 jurisdictions including the Americas, the Middle East and offshore centres such as the Cayman Islands and Bermuda. With specialists in arbitration, intellectual property, competition, corporate & post-M&A, investments, enforcement, and tax litigation, Deminor has achieved positive recoveries for clients in more than 81% of the cases it has funded, against an industry average of 70%. Deminor was instrumental in reaching the largest ever settlement in Europe (EUR 1.3 bn in the Fortis case); and was the first funder to support collective actions in Italy and reached a landmark settlement in the Olympus securities action in Japan. Deminor immensely diverse client base includes some of the world’s most innovative and entrepreneurial companies, in addition to globe’s leading public and private pension funds, asset managers, sovereign wealth funds. 


Shieldpay is market leader in providing secure digital payments.

When there’s any uncertainty in online payments, whether high-value, high-risk payments or thousands of transactions every day, we make sure you’re in complete control the whole way through.

 With streamlined verification checks and the ability to receive funds and quickly and securely process payouts, Shieldpay provides a more secure way to pay online for businesses and consumers.

Shieldpay Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority as a payment institution and Shieldpay Trustee Services Limited is registered and supervised by HMRC as a Trust Services Provider. We offer a compliant solution in line with SRA and CLC regulations. As part of our operation, we hold banking relationships with recognised financial institutions. Client funds and trust funds are safeguarded with authorised banks which maintain appropriate levels of prudential requirements.


Bond Solon is the UK’s leading provider of witness familiarisation services. Established in 1992, we have worked with witnesses from all backgrounds on a variety of different cases. Our clients include the top UK and international law firms, commercial organisations as well as central and local government bodies.

Giving evidence can be a daunting, unfamiliar and uncomfortable experience for witnesses. Most witnesses have never seen the inside of a courtroom, yet they can be required to attend a hearing and be cross-examined without always understanding fully what is required of them.

Our training provides witnesses with a comprehensive understanding of the theory, practice and procedure of giving evidence, and what is expected of them throughout the hearing stage of a case. We provide our clients with a bespoke service to help build confidence prior to giving evidence, ultimately achieving a positive outcome in their case.

Our trainers are experienced barristers, solicitor advocates and solicitors from a wide variety of practice areas, from private family law proceedings to large commercial arbitrations.

We are also a leading provider of training on investigative interviewing.

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If you are interested in becoming a Community Partner contact Chris on 020 7101 4151 or email chris@thoughtleaders4.com