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Hammonds LLP
Headquarters Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London
No. of Offices 11
No. of Attorneys 700
Major Practice Areas Full Service commercial practice
Revenue £132 million
Date Founded 1887
Company Type Limited Liability Partnership
Website Hammonds

Hammonds LLP is a large international full service law firm. It has UK offices in London, Birmingham, Manchester, and Leeds, and offices across Europe and Asia including: Brussels, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Madrid, Hong Kong and Beijing. The firm has associate relationships with Rossotto, Colombatto & Partners in Italy and with Zhigachoff in Russia a (joint venture in Moscow and St Petersburg).

The UK firm has a long history having originally been formed in the 19th century and with its origins in Yorkshire. Its current configuration was formed by the merger of Hammond Suddards and Edge Ellison in 2000. At that point, Hammonds was 11th largest laws firm in the UK. The firm was ranked 20th in the UK by turnover in the The Lawyer UK 100 2006, with a turnover of £132 million. Throughout 2005-2009 the firm has undergone significant restructuring under the stewardship of Peter Crossley (the current Managing Partner). The partnership currently has approxmately 180 full time partners and employs over 1000 people. Hammonds partnership converted to being a Limited Liability Partnership ("LLP") in 2009.

Hammonds LLP operates in four main practice areas, as follows:

Corporate and Financial Services: Corporate mergers and acquisitions, public and private equity, banking, asset based lending, finance litigation and insolvency

Commercial and Dispute Resolution: Commercial litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution, health and safety commercial contracts, advertising and marketing services, IT and e-commerce, sport, gambling regulation and licensing

Human Capital: employment law, pensions and immigration law

Built Environment: real property, construction planning and environmental law.

Areas of expertise

Banking; Commercial Property; Construction, Engineering & Projects; Renewable Energu; Commercial & IP; Media and Gambling law; Corporate Finance; Employment; Environmental; Finance Law; Commercial Dispute Resolution; Pensions; Tax and Sport.


The firm advises over 30 FTSE 100 companies and 90 All Share companies.

Clients include major household names such as WPP, Tesco, Royal Bank of Scotland, easyJet, Signet Group, Gap,, Cantor Fitzgerald, National Grid, Formula 1 Management, Bank of America, Barclays plc, Honda, Boots, Live Nation, Royal Mail and UEFA, as well Chelsea, Aston Villa and Manchester City football clubs.

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