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Daniel Sutherland


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Daniel specialises in advising businesses in the professional services sector, with a focus on the formation and running of limited liability partnerships, partnerships and mergers and acquisitions. Daniel also advises individuals and teams of professionals on issues relating to their partnership, such as their recruitment, retirement and treatment while a partner or member. He is a member of Fox Williams' highly regarded professional practices group.

Daniel has particular expertise in providing legal and regulatory advice to foreign law firms which either have an English branch or affiliate, or are seeking to establish one. He has been at the cutting edge of advising legal services firms, with recent experience including advising on the establishment of ABS structures for major US law firms seeking to open offices in London, advising on the English regulatory and European law aspects of the establishment of law firms in European member states, advising a Gibraltar general partnership on its proposed conversion to LLP and advising US and UK law firms and members on substantial cross-border acquisitions.

Daniel has written for numerous publications in connection with partnership and LLPs matters and in 2015 was elected to the committee of the Association of Partnership Practitioners.

Daniel has been consistently ranked by both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 as a leading practitioner in Partnership law.

Daniel recently discussed how the new PSC Register will impact partnerships in Accountancy Age, read his article here.

"His strength was in listening and understanding exactly what we as clients wanted and finding practical solutions to the queries we raised – we were made to feel confident in the advice he was providing"
(Chambers UK, 2019)

The "user-friendly and solution-focused" Daniel Sutherland is commended by clients for his provision of "practical advice based on solid technical knowledge."
(Chambers UK, 2018)

Daniel "cuts through the complexities of the legal issues, guiding us to a resolution of any issue." 
(Chambers, 2017)

"Available and accommodating" and ''a prompt responder'' 
(Chambers, 2016)

"Highly responsive".
(Legal 500 UK, 2015)

"I can't speak highly enough of him. He's a detailed guy, strategic in how he thinks about things, and has energy but a sense of calm about him."
(Chambers UK, 2015)

Daniel was noted as an "Associate to watch". 
(Chambers UK, 2014)



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  • Top Ranked Chambers UK 2014 - Leading Firm
  • Ranked in Chambers Europe 2013 - Leading Individual
  • Ranked in Chambers Global 2014 - Leading Firm
  • Legal 500 - Leading Firm
  • The Lawyer UK 200 - Listed Firm
  • The Law Society Excellence Awards 2012 - Shortlisted
  • Investors in People - Bronze