Private Office Legal

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Business Legal Services

The Private Office corporate team is driven by city-trained lawyers who hail from backgrounds specialising in corporate finance, capital investments and business strategy across domestic and international markets.

The firm’s heritage in financial services combined with its client focussed approach enables the firm to put the primary needs of a business in line with the individuals driving it.

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Private Office Business Legal Specialists

We offer tailored arrangements for one-off instructions or provide private retainers for businesses which require advice on demand.

Whether you’re a company, director, partner or shareholder, Private Office will help you achieve your business goals.

Our advice is provided with serious consideration but we know your business doesn’t take breaks and if you need quick advice, we readily work out of hours to aid our clients.

What legal service do you need?

We are instructed by entrepreneurs, directors and shareholders, and companies ranging from start-ups to international organisations.

Our advice spans a variety of sectors including entertainment and media, energy, construction, and other professional services.

We are located in The Royal Exchange, Central London, West Sussex and Hertfordshire

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Meet the Business Specialist Legal Team

The Private Office corporate team is driven by city-trained lawyers who hail from backgrounds specialising in corporate finance, capital investments and business strategy across domestic and international markets.

Phil Simmonds

Phil Simmonds

Head of Company Commercial

Phil is a qualified lawyer, and studied for his MBA at Kingston Business School. He has worked both on the corporate side and private client side of the financial services sector, specialising in investment management and estate and financial planning.

Leonard Scudder

Leonard Scudder

Head of Dispute Resolution

Leonard joined Private Office Legal Services in October 2018. Leonard is Joint Head of Austen Ryder Private Office Solicitors and is the Head of the Litigation Department, surveying the firm’s Dispute Resolution instructions whilst managing his own mixed caseload of company/commercial instructions.

Bruce Crabb

Bruce Crabb

Private Client/Residential/Commercial Conveyancing

Bruce Crabb is a partner of Austen Ryder Private Office Solicitors, having joined the firm when it joined with Austin Ryder & Co. Bruce has had an impressive career which began with Austin Ryder & Co in 1968 and continues with Private Office Legal Services. Bruce’s expertise is in both residential and commercial property transactions, and he has a wealth of experience drafting wills and managing estates and probate.

Jonathan Sara

Johnathan Sara

Head of Real Estate

Jonathan qualified in 2003 with a high-end niche London practice and met Private Office Director Phil Simmonds when they worked together at a renowned firm in West Sussex. Jonathan took a role as Head of Property with another top 500 law firm in central-west London before joining Private Office Legal Services.

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