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Corinne Staves advises on all aspects of partnerships, LLPs and professional practices law and practice. For individual partners this includes admission, promotion/demotion, regulation, managing difficult conversations and exit. She advises professional firms on these issues, as well as launching new firms, strategic risk and compliance, regulation, transactions (such as mergers, demergers and LLP conversions), governance and constitutional change and structure (including international structuring).

She also has extensive experience advising on bespoke and innovative solutions involving partnerships and LLPs in both a commercial and a family context.

Corinne was the first female Chair of the Association of Partnership Practitioners and is recognised in the Legal Directories as a leader in this field. She regularly speaks and writes on topical issues.

Chambers and Partners UK 2024 ranked Corinne a “Star Individual” in Partnership (Non-Contentious) and “Spotlight Table” for Partnership (Large International Structures): “Corinne is highly experienced, commercial and pragmatic.” “She is a star of the partnership world.” “Corinne is a real pleasure to work with and commercially astute.” “She is wonderful to deal with – ever helpful and insightful, with a reassuring robustness when it matters.”

Legal 500 UK 2024 ranked Corinne as a “Leading Individual” in the area of Partnership law.

Chambers and Partners UK 2023 ranked Corinne a “Star Individual” in Partnership (Non-Contentious) and “Spotlight Table” for Partnership (Large International Structures), “It’s a pleasure working with Corinne as complex matters are made simple, the advice is very clear and focused, and any problem solving is well framed and highly collaborative.” Corinne is recognised as “Very knowledgeable and skilled in helping navigate sensitive discussions”

“She is head and shoulders above everyone else and has incredible presence in the market.”

“She is among the very best and really knows her stuff on the regulatory side.” 

Legal 500 UK 2023 ranked Corinne as a “Leading Individual” in the area of Partnership law and recognised her as a “standout partner”.

Chambers and Partners UK 2022 ranked Corinne Band 1 for Partnership (Non-Contentious). Corinne is a terrific all-round practitioner who is very responsive, knowledgeable and good with any concerns clients may have.” “She is easy to work with, commercial, has tremendous energy and is a genius for identifying topics that are of relevance to her clients.”


“Corinne has a deep and impressively broad knowledge of what makes professional services firms work.” (Chambers and Partners UK, 2024)

“a complete star…one of the best in the market.” (Legal 500)

  • Corinne was part of the team which advised DWF in relation to its listing on the London Stock Exchange main market; the first legal services business to do so.
  • Corinne advised on the 3-way move when the Matthew Arnold & Baldwin LLP team combined with Dentons, VWV and Hill Dickinson.