Whatever services you need – from complex corporate transactions to discreet tailored advice on private or family issues – we have the skills and resources to help you.
But, unlike some firms, we've never lost track of the fact that our clients are people too. There's no 'one size fits all' approach at Dawsons. We think you'll like the difference. We are accredited with the Law Society's Practice Management Standard, Lexcel, which demonstrates our commitment to client care. This quality mark was developed by the Law Society specifically for solicitors, to help ensure that practices deliver excellent client care and consistently high quality service. Please look around the site for more information on any of our practice areas or partners. Or alternatively, why not call one of us to discuss your situation and find out more about how we could help you?
The firm dates back at least as far as 16th March 1729, when Edward Woodcock became the first solicitor in the country to register, after it became necessary to do so. The firm has always practised from 2 New Square and the original building, then known as Serle Court, was completed in 1697. The firm prospered under Woodcock and by 1762 he was the leading partner in a thriving practice that included many members of the Peerage and the Church amongst its clients. There were a number of partnership additions throughout the 18th and early 19th Century and the firm had further offices in Six Clerk's Office in Chancery Lane. On 14th January 1842, the majority of the New Square building was destroyed by a fire that burned for three days. Rebuilding was completed in 1850. The first member of the Dawson dynasty, William Hill Dawson, became a Partner in 1855, and the line continued until the death of Colin Aufrere Dawson on 10th July 1958.The firm first became known as Dawson & Co in 1918 and in 2002 adopted the name by which it became generally known - Dawsons. On the 1 May 2007 Dawsons converted its status to a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP). It is difficult to imagine how Mr Woodcock would react if he saw the firm today, with fully networked computers on every desk, on-line research facilities, and computerised time-recording, but it is hard to believe that he would not be impressed!
Our general corporate and commercial work is at the core of our department and we routinely provide assistance on the following matters:
Joint venture and shareholder agreements
Distribution agreements, agency agreements and franchising
Commercial contracts and terms of business
Company incorporation, subscriptions and company secretarial
Project finance, loans and securitisation arrangements
Recent transactions in which we have been involved include:
Negotiation of a buy-in subscription agreement and shareholders' agreement in the high end UK furniture retail industry
Advising a Dutch and Spanish group of companies in relation to an international UK based joint venture in the postal services sector with an investment value of £2.5 million
Advising a UK company on its £10 million investment in the French mechanical engineering industry by way of a joint venture.
Адрес в Великобритании:
2 New Square
Адрес в Москве: 105062, Москва, Лялин переулок, дом 3/1
+44 0207 421 4871
+7 495 784 0340
+44 0207 421 4890
+7 916 684 5055