The Geldards French Desk provides a team of bilingual lawyers who offer a comprehensive legal services to French companies and individuals in need of legal advice in the United Kingdom.

The team, who are members of the Franco British Lawyers Society, includes both French natives and British lawyers who have studied and worked in France. This means that as well as being fully fluent French speaking solicitors in the UK, they bring a wealth of experience of French industry and businesses to assist these organisations

Whether you need to recover a debt in the United Kingdom, defend your intellectual property rights, develop a real estate project, or want to acquire a company in the United Kingdom, the French Desk will meet your expectations in a pragmatic and professional manner.

Our value adding service for French clients requiring UK legal support includes providing updates, seminars and training in French to inform our clients on the legal challenges when operating in the United Kingdom and providing the legal support needed for their cross-border transactions.

The French Desk is part of a wider team of European and International specialists, including German and Spanish Desks, who have, over the years, developed a wide international network of both clients and lawyers. We are one of only two firms in the UK that have been accepted for membership of DIRO, a German based network of some 100 pan European law firms. The firm is also a member of the International Business Law Consortium (IBLC) a group of over 100 mid-size independent commercial law firms from more than 50 countries across Europe, North and South America, Africa, Middle East, South East Asia and Australasia.

We are always happy to talk to any prospective new clients on an initial "free of charge" basis. For all enquiries please contact Geraint Tilsley, Partner on +44 (0) 29 2039 1795 /


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