who we are

We are a multi-disciplined law firm.  We have experienced teams led by highly rated and highly motivated partners in all our service areas.  We employ extremely talented and experienced individuals and maintain an exceptional team ethic.  As a result we help our clients achieve their objectives in an effective and cost-effective way and combine legal advice and representation of the highest quality with an accessible and personal service to all clients.

Simons Muirhead & Burton is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (62726)

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Jonathan's varied practice includes mergers & acquisitions, disposals, restructuring, fundraising, investment funds and general commercial contracts.

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Clients

Clients

what our clients say

"sensible, practical, affordable advice"

Nitil Patel, Ten Alps Plc

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"At all times I knew I was in the safest of hands and that my interests were being protected."

corporate and commercial team client

what our clients say

"People at SM&B talk plain English, are pragmatic and personable."

IAN JESNICK, CEO RICHMOND TOWERS COMMUNICATIONS

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"It is due to their professionalism, dedication and assistance that I am able to be here today."

robert murat

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"The professional guidance and personal approach we received were priceless."

CHRIS ROGERS, AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR OF "UNDERCOVER"

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"SM&B made me feel secure, supported and confident. They were very professional, thorough, attentive."

BAYLISSA FREDERICK

 

what our clients say

"I would have no hesitation at recommending SM&B."

Mark Covell, journalist and campaigner

what our clients say

"refreshingly forward-thinking and a great firm to deal with"

Matthew Farnes, Savile Row Artisan

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"SM&B - strategic, meticulous & brilliant."

Professor david begg, DANIEL CHAPCHAL, ROBIN WOODALL, CLIENTS OF THE COMMERCIAL LITIGATION TEAM

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"They were as friendly and welcoming as they were capable and efficient."

Sally Murrer, journalist

what our clients say

"They give us a level of service on a par with a big City practice."

Nitil Patel, Ten Alps Plc

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"As a firm, they are everything you'd want your legal partner to be - personable, thorough and attentive."

James tye, ceo dennis publishing

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"SM&B were the standout firm who gave me the confidence that they would fight on my behalf. I was lucky to have such a talented, honest, analytical team..."

Client of the Dispute Resolution and Litigation Team

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"SM&B - without their skill and experience this film would never have been seen."

chris atkins, director of Starsuckers

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"professional, thorough and efficient service"

Client of the family team

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"a first class personal and professional service"

client of the family team

what our clients say

"publication only went ahead because of our legal team's knowledge, guts and reputation"

CHRIS ROGERS, award-winning AUTHOR OF "UNDERCOVER"

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"Taking on the collective might of Parliament was no easy task..."

HEATHER BROOKE, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACTIVIST WHO EXPOSED MPS' EXPENSES

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"The experience I had with Simons Muirhead & Burton...was one of efficiency, courtesy, kindness...  I felt I could trust them implicitly to work in my best interests."

client of the family team

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"I often need urgent legal advice. SM&B are always there for me."

CLIENT OF THE DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND LITIGATION TEAM

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Events

A new Arts Festival for Soho
A new Arts Festival for Soho
 

SM&B announces Fluorescent, an open house arts festival to run in business premises in Soho next summer, turning offices in the neighbourhood into a networked gallery of contemporary artworks.  The festival was launched in September, with a series of artworks and installations curated in our Frith Street and Greek Street premises.  The full festival will run over 4-5 July 2015 and we are delighted to announce the collaboration of the Photographers Gallery in the exciting new arts venture.

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LAWorld Meeting in Warsaw
LAWorld Meeting in Warsaw
 

Razi Mireskandari attended the Europe/Middle East Regional Meeting of international legal network LAWorld in Warsaw, Poland on 13-14 September 2014.

SM&B joined LAWorld in 2014.

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Hospitality Sector reception and panel discussion
Hospitality Sector reception and panel discussion
 

On 4 December 2014, SM&B will be hosting a reception and panel discussion for owners and managers in the high-end London hospitality industry.  The stellar panel of hospitality insiders comprises Fay Maschler (Restaurant Critic at London Evening Standard), Duncan Swanson (Director of HR at Soho House Group), and Tom Hutchinson (Change Hospitality recruitment).

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International Services

The development of global markets means that many of our clients do business in different jurisdictions. To respond to their needs we are members of an international legal group called LAWorld (www.laworld.com). Our active membership of LAWorld means we can refer clients to a firm in a foreign jurisdiction, safe in the knowledge that our member colleagues have similar levels of service to our own. For a list of members and international legal updates please visit www.laworld.com.

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