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Working with us

Located in Botleigh Grange Business Park, our Southampton office has had a strong presence in Hampshire since 2002. With 65 members of staff including 13 partners, the office offers many areas of law but the biggest teams are in commercial property and corporate law.

The modern, open plan office has bookable sit/stand desks which are ideal for quiet, focussed work. Our spacious conference rooms and seminar spaces allow you to meet with clients either in-person or virtually.

The office is also in peaceful, rural surroundings making it ideal for a refreshing lunch time break or a casual, outdoor meeting. The office is regularly visited by some of Southampton’s best street food including delicious Thai food and a mobile gourmet burger van.

With a fantastic, relaxed culture, the Southampton office is known for its fun baking competitions, lunchtime pizza, quiz get-togethers and regular in-person yoga sessions. You can also look forward to an in-person monthly breakfast catch-up with colleagues over delicious pastries and coffee.

Our people

People are our most important asset and an integral part of everything we do. We’re committed to making everyone feel welcome and supported so you can enjoy and excel at what you do and fulfil your career potential.

With a fantastic reputation across the south thanks to our talented team, our Southampton office is frequently ranked highly in legal directories including the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

The office recently welcomed commercial property partner Nicola Sutton who has a wealth of experience in commercial and residential development.

Career Progression

Earlier this year we announced our 2024 promotions and were delighted to promote two senior associates to partner, one associate to senior associate and one solicitor to associate. These internal promotions are part of our ongoing plans for growth in the Southampton office. Head of the Southampton office Kelvin Balmont said:

We are proud of our vibrant and busy Southampton Office with our outstanding team of lawyers providing advice to our fantastic client base.

Our work

Known for its high calibre work in mergers and acquisitions, our Southampton corporate team, led by Kelvin Balmont, has acted for clients on several local, national, and international deals. Most recently, the Corporate team advised on the sale of Southampton based Hilton-Baird Group.

With a strong presence in the retail and leisure sector, members of our Southampton office have acted for brands including Cornish Bakery, and Challenge Packaging.

Work with us

Our Southampton office is a supportive community that celebrates diversity, fosters growth, and values everyone. If you’re looking to join our growing team, check out our latest vacancies.

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