Penningtons Manches Cooper is a leading UK and international law firm which provides high-quality legal advice tailored to both businesses and individuals. They address the specific objectives of each client through their flair and technical expertise and offer a personal service founded on a strong team ethic.
Today, they have UK offices in the City of London, Basingstoke, Birmingham, Cambridge, Guildford, Oxford and Reading while their growing overseas network stretches from Asia to America through their presence in Singapore, Piraeus, Paris, Madrid, Sao Paulo and San Francisco. With 141 partners and over 850 people in total, their main areas of practice are dispute resolution, corporate and commercial, real estate, private client and family.
They have established a strong reputation in a variety of sectors, particularly private wealth, shipping, technology and property. Their lawyers are also recognised for their expertise in life sciences, education, retail, sports and entertainment and international trade. In these areas, they’re acknowledged for their unparalleled market insight.
Their continuing commitment to excellence is backed by a track record which dates back nearly 300 years. They pay great attention to matching client requirements with the right skills, delivered cost-effectively and within the appropriate timescale.
Among their clients, they count multi-national corporations, public companies, professional partnerships, banks and financial institutions as well as private individuals, owner-managed businesses and start-ups. They are conscious that their culture and close working relationships are vital assets and they are determined to maintain these as they increase in size.
Their broad international focus is supported by well-established links with law firms throughout the world. Penningtons Manches Cooper is a member of Multilaw and the European Law Group, networks with representatives in over 100 countries, and many of their lawyers play leading roles in various international bodies.
Penningtons Manches Cooper’s Oxford office, located on the north side of Oxford Business Park, is home to a team of over 90 people. Since its opening in 1982, it has consistently been recognised as one of the leading providers of legal services to both businesses and individuals in the Thames Valley. Close links with Oxford University and related commercial spin-offs have also helped establish its reputation as a key adviser to the technology sector.
Recent winners in the Law Firm of the Year category at the Thames Valley Deal Awards, their solicitors in Oxford are ranked highly by both the leading legal directories. The firm is named as a ‘South East regional heavyweight’ with The Legal 500 acknowledging the Oxford team as ‘excellent’ and ‘great on all counts’ and Chambers UK highlighting its ‘very good client service’.
They are delighted to play an active role in the local community, sponsoring the Creation Theatre and supporting a range of charities, including KEEN which helps children and young adults with special needs.