What does a commercial law firm actually do?
Pinsent Masons is a full service commercial law firm, this means we aim to provide a comprehensive range of legal services to our clients, rather than just focusing on one or two particular areas of law. Many clients prefer to instruct a small number of law firms to undertake their legal work and so being a full service firm can be advantageous when seeking appointment to an employers legal panel.
While the day to day work of different lawyers will vary according to their area of expertise, at the heart of many business transactions you will find contracts, but why are lawyers so fundamental to business?
To give you an idea, let’s look at a fairly common scenario – a typical merger and acquisition (M&A) transaction. To keep things as simple as possible, in this example we’re acting for the buyer, but we might also act for the seller, the buyer's bank or other parties involved. You can follow this M&A transaction through its key phases below. Hopefully this will help you understand where lawyers at firms like Pinsent Masons add value and expertise to the process.
This is just one example of one type of transaction in one particular practice area. But there are many more strings to our bow. To find out more about the breadth of work on offer at Pinsent Masons, you can read about our different practice areas and the sectors they work in.