Addleshaw Goddard's Professional Practices Group is recognised as the UK's leading practice, advising both national and international professional service firms.


It is the only team of its size in any leading law firm which concentrates exclusively in this specialist area and is consistently ranked as providing outstanding knowledge and experience.

Our expertise covers the full range of work for professional and financial services firms and we advise on partnerships, limited liability partnerships and companies as our clients' business platforms.

Described by clients as "a formidable team", the Group has, over a number of years, become the trusted advisers to a range of leading firms in a number of different sectors.


"Outstanding team handling both contentious and non-contentious partnership matters, and recognised as a market leader in limited liability partnerships."
Chambers UK (2017)


For more information or to find out how we can help you, please contact a member of the Professional Practices Group. Alternatively, download our brochure for more about our expertise, experience and additional services.

Our expertise

Testimonials and notable practitioners

Chambers UK (2017)

"William Wastie is a leading name in partnership law, especially in relation to the professional services market, for both contentious and non-contentious work. According to clients, he possesses an 'enormous amount of gravitas' and 'more diplomatic skills than virtually anyone else I've come across'."

"Aster Crawshaw is an established authority in professional services work, including international expansion projects, structuring and M&A. Clients say he 'gets to the nub of things', 'keeps people informed' and has a 'very engaging manner' and that they 'don't know anyone with better experience in the field'."

"Jonathan Cheney is well regarded for his work handling mergers and demergers, reorganisations and joint ventures. Clients describe him as 'exceptionally capable and exceptionally competent'."

"I would recommend law firms to go to them. They're top of the list for that."

Key contacts

Meet the team
William Wastie

William Wastie

Partner, Head of Professional Practices Group
London

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Aster Crawshaw

Aster Crawshaw

Partner, Professional Practices
London

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Jonathan Cheney

Jonathan Cheney

Partner, Professional Practices
London

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