Penningtons Manches

Penningtons Manches is a leading UK law firm advising both commercial and private clients. With 113 partners and more than 600 people in total, it is located in the City of London as well as Basingstoke, Cambridge, Godalming, Guildford, Oxford and Reading.

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Penningtons Manches LLP is a leading UK law firm advising both commercial and private clients. With 113 partners and over 600 people in total, it is located in the City of London as well as Basingstoke, Cambridge, Godalming, Guildford, Oxford and Reading.

The firm has established a strong reputation in a variety of industry sectors, including international wealth, technology, life sciences, education, social housing and retail. The main areas of legal services provided are dispute resolution, corporate and commercial, real estate, private client and family.

In 2013, Penningtons Manches added significant depth to all its core practice areas when it joined forces with the partners and staff of Manches. The firm’s expertise was also enhanced when Dawsons Solicitors and Wedlake Saint became part of Penningtons in 2011.

A track record in the City of London which dates back over 300 years is combined with a broad international focus supported by well-established links with law firms throughout the world. Penningtons Manches is a member of Multilaw and the European Law Group, networks with representatives in over 70 countries. Many of its lawyers play leading roles in various international bodies, including the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAML)

Through its active involvement with London & Partners, UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and its UK Advisory Network (UKAN), the firm is well placed to advise on all aspects of inward investment, from technology start-ups to large international relocations.

Penningtons Manches’ client base ranges from high net worth individuals, owner managed businesses and start-ups to multi-national corporations, public companies, professional partnerships, banks and financial institutions.


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33 Gutter Lane


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Agriculture and food
Farmers and landowners, together with the food industry, face many and varied challenges in today’s world. Penningtons Manches provides effective legal advice tailored to meet the needs of all those whose livelihoods are based in the countryside or are concerned with food production. Click here for more information.

The education sector has never been under greater pressure to respond effectively to the triple challenge of reduced funding, greater competition and the uncertainties of the longer-term impact of government policies. Click here for more information.

Health and care
The health and care sector is addressing the most significant changes in structure since the NHS was established in 1948, and although the Health and Social Care Act 2010 is now in place, the supporting structures are still evolving. The level of scrutiny of delivery and approach is increasing and becoming more regulated. Click here for more information.

Life sciences
Our award-winning life sciences practice provides comprehensive, business-oriented advice, bringing extensive legal, scientific and industry-specific insights to its medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients. Click here for more information.

Media, publishing and advertising
The media industry is diverse and rapidly evolving. Media businesses need specialist legal support to help them exploit new technologies and protect their rights and commercial interests. Click here for more information.

Retailing is a dynamic and competitive activity that is affected by the law in an extraordinary number of ways. The ever-changing face of retailing – from the move away from the high street to the internet to the fast-paced growth of cross-border e-commerce – means that retailers need their lawyers to understand fully the challenges that they face. Click here for more information.

Social housing
Penningtons Manches is recognised as a top-class provider of legal advice to the social-housing sector. We establish dedicated, long-term relationships with clients that result in an innovative and commercially aware service. Our team is valued for its commitment to high standards of customer care and transparency of pricing. Click here for more information.

Sports and entertainment
The sports and entertainment industries create unique business opportunities as well as significant demands for those involved in these complex and continually evolving fields. With a wealth of specialist experience, we can provide the commercial and pragmatic advice needed to realise objectives and overcome a broad spectrum of issues. Click here for more information.

Our multi-disciplinary, cross-office team is a key player in the technology sector. Given its rapid and relentless evolution, we ensure we possess the very latest knowledge of the industry and the legislation that regulates and controls it. Click here for more information.

At Penningtons Manches, we recognise the importance of your operator’s licence to the smooth running of your business. That’s why our transport law solicitors are committed to delivering effective solutions to transport clients, whether advising on applications for a new licence, the variation of an existing one or the threat posed at a public inquiry. Click here for more information.

Travel, hotels and leisure
We have the necessary skills and experience to advise every type of client in the travel, hotels and leisure sector, whether they are large multinational hotel chains, travel companies, restaurants or health clubs. Click here for more information.