Bristows is an independent full service law firm that has advised innovative clients since its inception in 1837. For over 180 years, the Bristows name has represented a rigorous intellectual approach to law, as well as a practical understanding of the ever-changing demands of business. Today the firm brings together a diverse collection of talent to deliver high-quality advice, working with world-leading clients across its key sectors, including TMT, life sciences, and consumer products. Bristows offers an unusually deep knowledge of the industries it serves – a high proportion of Bristows’ lawyers have specialist backgrounds: technical degrees, PhDs and practical experience working in industries such as IT, media, telecoms, pharmaceuticals and biotech.
Bristows has an enviable reputation for collegiality, it has rejected billable hours targets for its lawyers to encourage teamwork and increase the focus on the quality and value of the service it provides to its clients. The firm serves new entrants, as well as established businesses from the UK, Europe, North America and the Far East, across the full range of legal disciplines. Much of the firms’ work is cross-border, and Bristows works alongside leading firm worldwide to provide an integrated international service to clients as required.