It’s a Top 50, £100m+ turnover commercial law firm with 12 offices, 230 Partners and more than 900 staff – but believe me when I say there’s much more to Freeths than figures.
What those figures add up to is a huge resource of experience and expertise that is available to clients at a local level, but at the same time gives access to specialists across the UK who can serve the wide and varied needs of clients. With an expert for every area of commercial law, in offices across every part of the country, we deliver a complete package of legal services across a wide range of sectors.
Specialising in market-leading, sector-specific advice, we consider ourselves businesspeople first and lawyers second, which means honesty, transparency and openness, no jargon, a clear cost structure and an approach that understands the needs of a business as well as understanding the laws that apply to it.
Our core sectors include care, hospitality and leisure, energy and sustainability, food, public sector and retail, while we also have specialists in farms and estates, infrastructure and major projects, and transport and logistics. We are a member of the Baker Tilly network, a global network of law, independent accounting and business advisory firms, whose member firms share our dedication to exceptional client service. This international network gives us significant global reach in addition to our substantial national UK presence.
When we talk about being businesspeople first, we mean that we have created a cost base that works for our clients, putting our Partners front and centre, so that they are visible and actively involved in the day-to-day delivery of legal advice and the management of transactions. We operate to the highest economic, social and environmental standards, pay all staff the Living Wage or above, and ensure we pay our suppliers fairly and on time. We use local suppliers wherever possible to support the local economy in the communities in which we operate.
Freeths has a diverse national client base working with many household names, including Aldi, Travis Perkins and Tarmac. Having operated in Milton Keynes for over 30 years (formerly as Kimbells) the firm also has a broad local client base and many longstanding relationships with well-established clients in the area, such as London Luton Airport, Wells&Co and The Parks Trust.
Client quotes are a testament to the service we provide:
“Freeths LLP provides a rare combination of technical capability and the human touch.” Legal 500, 2021
“Capable of dealing with multi-national businesses and local ones just as well.” Legal
“The firm provides very good-quality work at a reasonable price.” Chambers & Partners, 2021
For us, establishing solid, long-term professional relationships also means being a part of the community we serve and we run a number of engagement schemes in MK, including:
- CSR pledge initiative (apprentices and legal assistants) we now have 133 employees pledging 4,655 hours per annum between them.
- Enterprise 4 Education: Helping to raise young people’s employability through workshops and talks
- Give & Gain Day: An international day raising general awareness of the value of volunteering
- Legal Scholarship Scheme: This offers a bursary and paid work experience at the Milton Keynes office.
- Local fundraising: We recently took part in the Swanbourne Endeavour to support Autism Early Support, our MK charity this year.
At Freeths, whether it’s directly in the service we provide to clients, or in the initiatives we run on behalf of the community in which we operate, we believe in doing the right thing – only promising what we can deliver and building relationships that deliver.
Contact Freeths in Milton Keynes on 01908 668555 or visit www.freeths.co.uk