Founded over 175 years ago, Bristows has always been a dynamic law firm associated with innovative clients. Today the firm remains independent and international bringing together a diverse collection of talent to deliver high-quality, full-service legal advice to a client base that includes many of the world’s leading companies.
A broad-based firm, we distinguish ourselves through the depth of our knowledge in each of our specialist disciplines. This enables our clients to call on a rare blend of legal and commercial understanding, whether in IP, IT, corporate, competition, litigation or one of our other practice areas. We are particularly well known for representing businesses with significant IP and technology assets.
Bristows advises businesses across sectors such as life sciences, TMT, consumer products, industrial markets, not-for-profit/charities, financial services and real estate. A high proportion of Bristows’ lawyers have specialist backgrounds, including technical degrees, PhDs and practical experience working in industries such as IT, telecoms, pharmaceuticals and biotech. This extra dimension to our expertise sets Bristows apart and gives us a rare insight into how the law relates to our clients' businesses.
Much of the firm’s work is cross-border and over 70 per cent of its instructions are generated from outside of the UK. Bristows has close links with leading US practices and also works alongside leading independent firms in other European jurisdictions as well as firms in the Far East, to provide an integrated international service to clients as required.