Providing high calibre legal advice to our clients is imperative; thoroughly knowing the sectors that our clients work in supports this objective.

Charity and Philanthropy

We have a reputation for advising both individuals and charitable entities on cross-border giving, regulatory matters and the creation of domestic charities and overseas philanthropic structures.

Construction and infrastructure

We provide specialist, in-depth expertise for clients across the construction and infrastructure industry including developers, occupiers, contractors, institutions, banks, consultants and insurers.

Consumer products and retail

We have considerable expertise advising some of the world's leading consumer goods companies.


Whatever your issue in the education sector, Macfarlanes can help.

Energy and natural resources

We know the energy and natural resources sector very well. We regularly advise clients and their stakeholders in the UK and around the world, including Africa, Western, Central and Eastern Europe, the Indian subcontinent and Asia.

Financial services

In an increasingly complex and challenging regulatory environment, clear guidance and commercial application from professional advisers has never been more critical.

Government, local authority and public sector

We have considerable experience advising governments, local authorities and companies active in the public sector on a wide variety of issues.


We have extensive knowledge of the healthcare sector and have advised a range of private and public sector clients on many aspects of this fast-changing environment.

Hospitality and leisure

Our hospitality and leisure team comprises specialists from across the firm with considerable industry experience and knowledge.

Insurance and reinsurance

We support clients across the full range of their legal needs in insurance-related matters.