Local knowledge for global business

International trade is one of our core specialisms. Our lawyers have been working in international trade for nearly 20 years and have built a wealth of contacts both in the UK and overseas to support our clients as they move into other markets. 

We have English clients who trade in every continent and help clients based outside the UK to trade and set up businesses here. 

We are the specialist legal advisers to the Institute of Export and the international section of the British Allied Trades Federation. We work closely with UK Trade and Investment and Andrew has trained UKTI's advisers on aspects of international trade. 

Andrew is a former Chief Executive of Europe’s largest network of independent legal and accounting firms and was a founding board member of the East Midlands International Trade Association.

Rob and Andrew have both worked as lawyers overseas and Rob has worked in the Shipping Department at what is now Hogan Lovells.

Vanessa grew up in South Africa before qualifying in England and Stella worked in Jersey as part of her training with a London firm.


We work with large corporations and understand the needs of small and mid-sized businesses in a way that the large international law firms simply cannot match. 

•    Cross-border disputes
•    Agents and distributors
•    Establishing your business overseas
•    Establishing a business in the UK
•    Trading Agreements
•    Employees based in other countries
•    Owning property abroad