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The Spence Associate Regulatory Toolkit

If you are an SRA regulated firm, this toolkit will keep you alive to the cultural issues that may exist in your firm and the steps you can take to implement change, where necessary.

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We act for clients in the most complex and challenging situations

If you are facing a business or professional crisis involving fraud or a related situation such as corruption, money laundering or tax evasion, the implications can be devastating. Our fraud experts can work it out.

Do you need a team that can see the bigger picture?

Directors and Officers

Our experts provide specialist legal advice to directors and officers in times of crisis or when other issues arise.

During times of crisis, directors and officers are called upon to make impactful decisions in very short timescales. Our team of experts support our clients in all areas of their business decision ensuring the right decisions are made at the right time.

Find out how we can help

Protecting your reputation

For 85 years, our lawyers have discreetly advised public figures in some of the highest profile cases.

Individuals in the public eye or with a reputation to protect often need to be shielded from the media glare when trouble may be ahead.

Does your reputation need protecting?

Private Wealth

A comprehensive, highly personal service for individuals and their families.

We listen to our clients and provide the solutions to protect their wealth for themselves and future generations.

Private Wealth Services

Protecting your assets

We can help you safeguard your future in case things don’t go to plan.

Protecting your business, your estate and your relationships in case things go wrong; and to help you deal with the inevitable situations in life when they arise.

Are you ready to plan for the future?

"Courageous and imaginative"

Our wide range of expertise means that we can provide support for our clients in all areas of their business and private life. Many of our lawyers are leaders in their field and our practice areas are highly ranked by the legal directories.

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Internationally recognised London law firm with top-ranked lawyers.
Our experts advise clients on their business and private lives, when it matters most.

Many of our lawyers are leaders in their field and our practice areas are highly ranked by the
legal directories.

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We are proud to have been widely recognised not only for our work and expertise, but also for our unique culture and values. Below are a selection of awards we have received.


Whatever the situation we will achieve the best possible outcome.

Department Sector Situation Specialist Group Services A-Z

Corporate, Commercial & Finance

Our corporate and commercial lawyers combine strong technical expertise with a track record in delivering flexible and creative solutions.

Criminal Litigation

Our criminal lawyers are astute, supportive and highly sophisticated, particularly known for providing strategic, sensible and practical advice.

Dispute Resolution

Dealing with a dispute professionally and commercially takes skill. We assist and support our clients with both legal knowledge and strategy.


Whether you are a business or a senior employee, our employment law specialists will give pragmatic and commercial advice.

Family and Divorce

Recognised nationally and internationally as one of the best family law teams for our expertise in both finance and cases relating to children.


Our specialist team has been advising businesses and individuals on all aspects of US immigration and nationality law for over 20 years.

Medical Negligence & Personal Injury

Led by partners with over 25 years of experience in this area, our lawyers are recognised as specialists in clinical negligence and personal injury.

Private Client

We are an internationally recognised private client team working with entrepreneurs, business owners, investors and City professionals.

Public Law

Our 'exceptional' team has over 25 years' experience, acting in the most significant public law cases.

Real Estate & Construction

Our firm has advised in property transactions for over 75 years, acting for a variety of clients across the real estate and construction sector.


Our team of highly experienced lawyers provide advice on regulatory compliance, investigations, adjudication, enforcement and prosecutions.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Built Environment

Our dedicated team of built environment lawyers provide a full range of legal services and specialist advice to individuals and businesses with an interest in the built environment sector.

Buying or Selling your Business

When you run a business, there’s never just one problem to solve. We’ll solve them with you.

Challenging Professional Conduct

Something has gone wrong, and it’s not your fault. We help to challenge others professional conduct.

Contractual Matters

Negotiation is always fraught with potential traps. We'll help you avoid the pitfalls.

Dealing with an Investigation

Under investigation? We ensure you have the specialist, strategic advice to help you manage.

Dealing with Disputes and Claims

Every dispute is different. We’ll help you see what "winning" looks like, and how to get there.

Defending an Allegation

Someone has made an allegation against you. What is the first thing you do?


When fraud occurs the first steps are critical. Our unparalleled expertise will show you how to act.

Hybrid Working

Investing in the US

Expanding an overseas operation, or setting up and investing in a new one. Our experts can help.

Moving to the US

Making your home in another country can be complicated. We’ll help simplify the process.

Political Affairs

Our international work includes dealing with the suite of issues that may arise from politically motivated persecutions.

Protecting your Assets

We can help you safeguard your future in case things don’t go to plan. Protecting your business, your estate and your relationships.

Protecting your Reputation

Your reputation is at risk. We’ll help you protect yourself while avoiding the spotlight.

Responding to a Data Leak

Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace

We advise organisations and individuals dealing with sexual misconduct in the workplace.

American Services

Legal advice and support for US citizens, families, entrepreneurs and businesses based in the US and for British expats living in the US.

Anglo-French Services

As part of our international services we offer support to Anglo-French nationals and families living in the US and British expats living in France.

Banking and Finance

We understand that the arrangements you are putting in place with regard to banking, finance and security will be inextricably linked to the completion of your corporate or real estate transaction.


The vote in favour of the US leaving the European Union has created uncertainty and given rise to a lot of unanswered questions.

Crypto Assets

Our crypto asset team provides a full suite of commercial, regulatory and criminal legal services to individuals and companies with an interest in the US crypto market.

Data Protection

We help negotiate this complicated area of law, ensuring personal data is protected and helping to manage the consequences when it is not.

Directors and Officers

In the current economic climate, directors and officers are under more scrutiny than ever before in their duties to companies, shareholders and employees.

Dubai & UAE Services

Support for British expats based in Dubai and the UAE. Services include family law, immigration advice, wills and succession planning.

Employee Incentives

Employee Incentives throw up a variety of legal and commercial issues. At Spence Associate our specialist teams are able to cover every aspect.


Whether you are in the start-up phase, looking for your next acquisition or in the midst of a dispute. Our entrepreneurs team has the expertise to help.

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

Helping clients in ESG matters is firmly embedded at Spence Associate. We are passionate about enabling clients to articulate their purpose and hold themselves accountable as a responsible business.

Fire Safety Law

Breaches of Fire Safety Regulations can result in significant fines, serious damage to reputation and custodial sentences, the stakes are high.

International Families

Our expert team of lawyers can help you plan for and protect all of your interests and affairs as you are on the move.

International Protection

Our International Protection group offers comprehensive multijurisdictional advice from our specialist immigration, criminal and public law teams.

Legal Services for Accountants

Our specialist team of solicitors provides a wide range of advice and training to accountants and accounting firms on legal and regulatory issues.


We have a strong track record advising organisations on safeguarding, including on the statutory regime, best practice, and in responding to specific events and crises.

Services anglo-français de Spence Associate

Spence Associate est un cabinet d’avocats renommé dans ses domaines d’expertise et le groupe anglo-français réuni les avocats francophones du cabinet pour conseiller individus, sociétés et institutions en droit anglais et sur des problématiques transfrontalières.

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