Boyes Turner

The firm's roots go back to 1887 - when Charles Garibaldi Shaw started practicing law. In 1892, Garibaldi Shaw's first office was opened at 10 The Forbury by St Lawrence's church in Reading. It was to stay here for the next 60 years.

The same year, Shaw was joined in partnership by J H Eyles and the practice continued until 1903 as Shaw and Eyles, when Eyles died and the name reverted back to Garibaldi Shaw. Four years later, Shaw was joined by articled clerk Leonard Boyes who qualified in 1912. In 1919, Boyes bought the practice from Shaw for £100 which was payable in weekly instalments of £1 spread over two years and the firm became L Boyes.

Roy Turner joined as a partner in 1951, having qualified in 1948 and the firm changed its name to Boyes and Turner. George Burrows also joined in 1951, becoming a partner the following year and Boyes, Turner and Burrows was born, a name which remained for nearly half a century.

The firm's name was eventually shortened to Boyes Turner in 2000 when the firm's first CEO - Andrew Chalkley joined and moved the business into its current Abbots House location.

Since then, an investment programme has seen the firm triple in size, launch a range of new services and staff rise to nearly 200 people.

It has also seen the firm establish itself as one of the UK's most successful full service regional law firms - winning UK Regional Law Firm of the Year for the first time in 2010 and repeating this subsequently a number of times.

An important part of this success has been a commitment to open mindedness and using straight forward, simple, clear communication. This applies equally to the work done advising and helping clients, as well as letting stakeholders - namely employees, contacts and the business community in general know how the business is performing and its future plans.

The aim is to make it as easy as possible to compare Boyes Turner with the other law firms that people know and use and to help them make the right decision when choosing the law firm that's right for them.

Boyes Turner Reading, United Kingdom
Nov 15, 2017
Full time
Solicitor - 2 years + PQE Salary: £DOE The Group has for many years been ranked by Chambers Guide in the top band for the Thames Valley in TMT and IP and in Band 4 UK-wide for Media & Entertaining, whilst in Legal 500 it ranks in Band 1 for the South East in each of IT & Telecoms; IP and Media & Entertainment and in Band 2 for corporate & commercial in the Thames Valley.  The group’s partners Mark Blunden and Bill Gornall-King are ranked as leaders in their field. Experience required The Group are looking for an experienced solicitor to join them to backfill a vacancy that has arisen.  The candidate will work on a range of issues so a sound knowledge of and interest in digital media, data and IT contracts will be of assistance.   The successful candidate will have previous experience in advising on contractual risk and negotiating contracts with the aim of achieving commercial solutions for clients.  That experience will have been gained either in-house or at another highly-regarded commercial law firm where the candidate will have obtained broad experience. Working with the firm’s blue-chip clients the successful candidate will be self-assured, hard-working and rigorous.   In return the firm will develop the successful candidate’s skillset as a commercial lawyer and broaden their experience. Attributes Ability to interact effectively with clients and develop client relationships Adaptability to meet challenges of constantly shifting client priorities  to fulfill their objectives Possess excellent legal analysis, drafting and communication skills (both verbal & written) Ability to provide clear & concise advice in plain English and to articulate complex legal concepts in a comprehensible manner for lay business people  Skillset to create solutions to meet client objectives Excellent knowledge of contract law Ability to work as part of a team alongside other lawyers  Willingness to work with clients as part of their team  Keen interest in developments in the law  Enquiring mind with the desire to expand knowledge of law in context Desire to understand how clients’ businesses operate Work Type Our clients include global and international companies with regional headquarters based in the UK or mainland Europe; mid-market UK companies and fast-growing and entrepreneurial businesses. Many of our clients are in the TMT, transport & logistics and hospitality & leisure sectors. In essence the service sector, although we have some significant manufacturing clients.  For most clients we provide an external counsel resource providing day-to-day advice on contractual negotiations with suppliers and customers.  We also undertake project-based tasks and risk assessment/management of proposed contracts.   Much of our work involves drafting; analysing or negotiating commercial agreements.  Contract drafting can range from the creation of standard template documents for implementation by a business and their periodic review; the drafting of bespoke contracts or the analysis and negotiation of contracts received from third parties.  Many of these agreements will involve transitional transactions.  In particular, we provide legal services to the UK/EMEA operating entities of US-owned companies.  With strong TMT connections, we advise on data licensing; data security; data privacy and data protection.  We have a strong media and publishing practice. We are well known for the work we do in the field of business process outsourcing; software as a service and hosted solutions, as well as software development and licensing. Some of our clients are dominant in their marketplace and the ability to analysis and recognize competition law issues and to advise on them, directly or with the support of counsel, is important. We advise businesses on vertical agreements and collaborations to avoid competition law pitfalls. We advise on and handle the management of all types of intellectual property, the licensing of which underlies most TMT contracts and through our distinct “brand guardianship” service arrange for the protection of trademarks, designs and domain names. We have a dedicated IP litigation team that handles claims of infringement of such rights, e.g. counterfeit goods and breach of confidential information.  We are often called upon to advise on the regulation of business- -to-consumer trading, an area that is currently undergoing massive change.  We also advise on agreements relating to consumer & business finance.  In summary, we cover the following:  Information & Communications Technology Digital media & Publishing Supply chain contracts (including commercial agents regulations) Data protection & security Technology contracts (including IP licensing) Advertising & consumer protection B2B and B2C contract drafting Intellectual property
Boyes Turner Reading, United Kingdom
Sep 25, 2017
Full time
Solicitor (NQ - 2yrs PQE)– Special Educational Needs Specialist (SEN) Salary: £DOE This is a permanent role with future promotion prospects for an outstanding candidate.  Boyes Turner’s Clinical Negligence and Special Educational Needs team is one of the most entrepreneurial, specialist teams of its type in the UK and has specialised in cerebral palsy work in particular for 25 years. It has been ranked in the top tier by both The Legal 500 and Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession for as long as the publications have existed and its Partners are ranked as leading individuals/experts in their fields. Experience and training required     Experience of giving SEN advice in a legal capacity. Knowledge of SEN and education system in England Representing parents at meetings with the local authority and Tribunal – preferable/not essential Work Type     To assist the line manager to conduct legal matters efficiently and advise and act on behalf of clients and develop the skills required to be an effective solicitor specialising in SEN aspects of Education Law and to provide proactive legal assistance to the practice group. To support the development of the team’s Education Law specialism within the firm focusing on the SEN of disabled children to include taking part in marketing, maintaining the Education website and representing Boyes Turner at events. Meeting with clients – at the firm’s offices or their offices and/or home. Taking instructions in verbal and written form. Taking and dealing effectively with new enquiries. Drafting, negotiating and advising on documents. Correspondence regarding the matter. Advising on all aspects of SEN orally and in writing. Representing clients at meetings with the local authority, school and other agencies. Representing clients at Tribunal hearings. Advising in respect of statutory assessments/Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessments, annual reviews, Statements of SEN/EHC plans. Keeping up-to-date with developments in SEN, in particular SEN legislation and case law.