Welcome to the Wallace website.

Wallace is a boutique commercial law firm with a unique culture.

Our firm is collegial, supportive and free of politics. This makes for a happy working environment where our partners, lawyers and support staff can focus exclusively on looking after our clients’ best interests.

Our clients take for granted that the legal advice we give is correct, so we endeavour to go much further.

We provide astute, commercial counsel attuned to our clients’ particular circumstances and mindful of wider business or personal considerations. Our size means we can adapt quickly to the changing legal market and our clients’ needs.

Our clients include SMEs, entrepreneurs, UK and international household names and established investors, including hedge funds, private equity houses, corporate finance boutiques and family offices. We are conflict free and willing and able to litigate against the banks and financial institutions that full service firms count as key corporate and/or finance clients.

We are a progressive and innovative firm and stay at the cutting edge of legal practice by recruiting like-minded professionals at all levels whenever there is a client driven need to enhance our offering.

We are highly regarded, have an excellent reputation in the market and are frequently retained on matters normally handled only by much larger City and US firms, such as substantial corporate and real estate transactions, complex general commercial and banking and financial services litigation, contentious and non-contentious employment mandates and specialist TMT work.

We are the only UK member of the Law Firm Alliance (LFA) an informal network of 50 mid-sized law firms located in North America and Europe. Our membership enhances the service we provide to our clients by giving them access to legal expertise in other jurisdictions. Further details about the LFA can be found here.

Our steady growth is the result of new clients, many of whom come to us through referral, but also the long-term nature of our relationships. We have represented many of our clients for decades.

Our long-term relationships extend to our own people too. Staff turnover is low. A large proportion of our partners and lawyers trained with the firm. Many of our staff have been with us for over 10 years and some for more than 20. Many of our lawyers are recognised as stand-out individuals.

In recent years we have seen a significant increase in the demand for our services. This has fuelled the recruitment of several partners laterally from leading firms, as well as the recruitment of senior lawyers from outside the firm who have gone on to partnership promotion.  We believe our success is due to our dedicated focus on the practice areas where we already excel, on our careful development of complementary disciplines, on our partner led approach and our emphasis on innovation and professionalism.

Rex Newman
Managing Partner