Saunders Law is a renowned, litigation-only London law firm, based in the City of London.
Undertaking only litigation and dispute resolution, the firm has the expertise, knowledge and determination, to protect your interests and achieve your commercial goals.
We attract enquiries from all over the world due to our reputation, but we can only act for you or your organisation if we both agree we are the right law firm to advise.
If we are well-placed to represent you as described below, we are more than happy to have an initial, free consultation, so you can understand how we can assist you.
Commercial and civil litigation
Our experienced and tenacious team regularly handles complex instructions from large and medium sized businesses, national and international organisations and prominent and high net worth individuals.
Each member of our team has a depth of experience in commercial and civil litigation and we can tailor your legal advisor to your budget to help with cashflow, but most of our client’s disputes are in excess of £100,000.
We do not offer ‘no win, no fee’ agreements, but for high-value matters (where the sums involved exceed £500,000) we can usually assist you in obtaining other sources of funding.
Criminal defence and regulatory law
Saunders Law’s criminal defence team is led by acknowledged expert James Saunders, who has a lifetime’s experience of defending individuals and organisations in the face of very serious criminal allegations.
The team regularly works with those in the public eye or in business, as well as with organisations facing regulatory or criminal prosecution who demand the very best, from the very best legal advisors.
The team has a particular strength in appeals to the higher courts, including to The Supreme Court and Privy Council. The team does not undertake matters funded by Legal Aid.
Professional discipline and regulation
Due to the sensitivities of such matters, this team is partner led, by Matthew Purcell and James Saunders. We offer a bespoke and highly individualised service, designed to keep you in your profession as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.
Professional discipline and professional regulation matters rarely involve regulatory law and Saunders Law is one of the few firm’s offering a multi-disciplinary team of experts in Human Rights and Public, Criminal Law and Dispute Resolution, so you can be sure of the best possible outcome to any professional difficulty.
Media law, reputation management and privacy
Reputation takes years to build but can be destroyed in seconds. For decades, the firm has protected the reputations and rights to privacy of famous individuals from the world of media, sport, film and business. Our multi-disciplinary team can advise on the full-range of media-law issues, including urgently preventing publication, managing fallout or dealing with unwanted regulatory or criminal investigations.
As one of the few law firms in London with experts in all aspects of litigation – including Public Law, Human Rights, Commercial Litigation and Media Law – the firm’s multi-disciplinary team has advised on particularly high-profile work, including before The Leveson Enquiry and various Parliamentary Inquiries
We are only best-placed to advise individuals or well-known companies whose reputations must be protected at all costs by experts.
Public law, public inquiries and inquest
Saunders Law’s public law team is one of the largest teams of public law and human rights experts in the UK. Every day its lawyers are fighting for justice when the State, its law enforcement agencies, or other public bodies infringe rights.
The firm has a dedicated team handling a number of high-profile public inquiries, including The Grenfell Tower Inquiry, The Infected Blood Inquiry and The Undercover Policing Inquiry.
This is the only team within the firm that is able to offer public funding by way of legal aid or other inquiry funding, but which also has a large private client base.