McCarthy Denning is a full service international law firm with a difference. Partner-only advice, flexible fee arrangements and no chargeable hours targets are just some of the ways in which we are redefining the law firm model to meet the needs of clients in the 21st Century. You will be amazed at just how good a law firm can be when it is focused on your needs rather than those of the firm - when the metric for performance is client satisfaction and not profits-per-partner. We are a commercial law practice widely respected for our reassuringly straightforward approach. We are focused on building strong client relationships and pride ourselves on our character and tenacity – it allows us to get off the fence and cut through the jargon to provide confident strategic commercial advice. We are a progressive and innovative firm with an enviable portfolio of domestic and international clients, many of whom are leaders in their field. As well as an impressive list of clients, we act for many entrepreneurial, fast-growing companies and we grow with our clients, ensuring our partners are fully equipped to handle a wide range of commercial and contentious matters to support clients through their growth.
At McCarthy Denning we have brought together a team of senior lawyers who are recognised as experts in their area of specialisation by both clients and leading legal directories. Unlike many of their peers in the leading traditional firms, however, our lawyers pride themselves on their willingness and ability to go the extra mile. They not only bring commercial expertise to the solving of legal problems, but use their business ideas and networks of contacts to solve commercial problems and create profitable opportunities for our clients.
As a full service law firm, there are very few legal areas in which we do not provide advice. Our practice areas include:
- Banking and Finance
- Commercial Real Estate
- Construction and Engineering
- Employment - for Senior Management
- Employment - for Businesses
- EU and Competition Law
- Equity Capital Markets
- Insurance and Reinsurance
- Litigation and Dispute Resolution
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Venture Capital and Private Equity
How we work with you:
We seek to work in the most appropriate way for each of our clients, providing an individual service so that we can become your virtual in-house counsel, available when required. McCarthy Denning is a partner only law firm. Rather than operating the usual pyramid structure of law firms where partners generate work for a team of assistants and trainees, at McCarthy Denning, the partners themselves undertake the legal work. This eliminates the double cost of associates undertaking the work and partners reviewing the work and also means that clients have immediate access to the extensive experience partners have built up over a number of years. You do not pay to train the next generation of lawyers. Whilst McCarthy Denning does not have a team of associates on the payroll, there are a number of associates available at any one time to assist the partners if necessary. All have the necessary experience to be partners in law firms but have chosen to provide consultancy services on a more flexible basis. This allows us to keep costs under control at all times. We ensure that the structure of the law firm is designed to support the client, not expensive infrastructure.