When I started up the firm in April 2007, I wanted to create a new style of law firm that fully embraced modern technology and thereby avoided those costs typically associated with traditional ‘bricks and mortar’ law firms. At the same time I wanted the firm to be able to offer a full service to clients; an exceptional service combined with high quality advice. Most importantly, all at a reasonable and commercial cost. I’m pleased we have now achieved it!

Our solicitors are ex-partners of well known city firms and senior associates from the likes of Clifford Chance, Linklaters and DLA Piper, and lead in-house counsel from the likes of Barclays, Virgin Media and Lafarge.

I am also a practicing solicitor with emphasis on corporate and company commercial work. Prior to founding the firm I worked in the corporate team at Taylor Wessing and was the Group Legal Director of the Macmillan Publishing Group. I specialise in general commercial contracts; supply, distribution and agency agreements; asset/share sales and purchases; joint ventures and investments.

James Hilsdon



I am a commercial litigation lawyer with almost 20 years’ experience.  Enthused by the opportunity to build up my own practice, nurturing and developing my own clients who were set to suffer the fall out of the banking crisis, I joined the firm in November 2009.  I was formerly a Litigation Partner at mid-tier City of London firm, Davies Arnold Cooper.

My career commenced with 6 years’ practice at the Chancery-Commercial Bar, covering a wide range of matters from commercial disputes through to traditional Chancery practice.  I then moved to Clifford Chance LLP where I managed complex multi-jurisdictional disputes and was a member of the core Advocacy Unit.

With five years of offshore magic circle experience under my belt, I enjoy the multi-jurisdictional and cross-border issues as well as national litigation issues such as contract breaches, shareholder and director disputes and specialist insolvency measures.