Think deeper. We do.

Who we are

Behind every action or statement from Memery Crystal lies a considerable degree of thought.

We’ve always believed our clients’ opportunities and challenges should benefit from reasoned, informed and decisive deliberation. With thinking that’s intelligent, incisive, and inventive.

We are commercially aware, entrepreneurial in spirit, international in outlook and pragmatic in approach. Founded in 1978, Memery Crystal is now recognised as one of the UK’s leading law firms in our specialist areas, regularly cited in Chambers UK and The Legal 500.

As a top London firm, we attract, and nurture high-calibre people with ambition and intellect, who share our core values:

  • Trusted business-focused advisers
  • Individuality and personal responsibility
  • Friendly and supportive approach.

We support diversity, with clearly defined Equal Opportunity and Diversity policies. We also encourage our employees, consultants and partners to give back to the community by sharing their time and legal expertise to our chosen charities. To complement this, we donate a percentage of our profits to help these charities realise their aims.

Just another example of our thoughtfulness.

Fast facts

  • 41:59 ratio of men to women41:59 ratio of men to women
  • 75% of trainees stayed on at Memery Crystal in 201575% of trainees stayed on at Memery Crystal in 2015
  • 18 lawyers listed in Chambers & Partners and The Legal 50018 lawyers listed in Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500
  • 36 international and domestic AIM-listed clients36 international and domestic AIM-listed clients

"They are flexible and show commercial acumen."

Chambers UK - 2016

Global thinkers. Local passions.

Olivia's Vision

Olivias vision

In December 2017, Memery Crystal chose Olivia’s Vision as our charity of the year. The charity Olivia’s Vision was founded in 2010 by Memery Crystal CEO Nick Davis and Nicola after their young daughter Olivia was diagnosed with the sight-threatening disease Uveitis.

Uveitis is inflammation of the uvea (the inside of the eye) and afflicts both children and adults.  Over 9,000 new cases are diagnosed in the UK each year.

Olivia’s Vision provides invaluable community support to Uveitis sufferers and their families, as well as funding treatment and research. Its objectives are:

  • To protect and promote the health of Uveitis sufferers.
  • To offer advice and support throughout the UK to people diagnosed with Uveitis, their carers, family and friends.
  • To provide information about and raise public understanding of Uveitis.
  • To enhance programmes which support early diagnosis and screening.
  • To support and fundraise for further research into the nature, causes, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure of all forms of Uveitis.
  • To help attract, train and retain the Ocular Immunology workforce of the future via a Mentoring Scheme.
  • To promote, sustain and increase included and collective knowledge and understanding of Uveitis and associated eye diseases by training and research.
  • Campaigning to improve the lives of those affected by Uveitis and associated eye diseases.

Memery Crystal staff members have participated in a variety of fundraising efforts in support of Olivia’s Vision, including the Carrots NightWalk in London.

As our Charity of the Year, Olivia’s Vision will receive a contribution from the Memery Crystal Charitable Trust. In addition, the firm will be working throughout the year on a variety of fundraising events, organised by our staff.

For more information about Olivia’s Vision, please visit: www.oliviasvision.org.

Grief Encounter

Grief Encounter, supports bereaved children and their families to help alleviate the pain caused by the death of someone close. Their services are free, funded solely through the generosity of their supporters.

Setup in 2003 by Dr Shelley Gilbert MBE, Grief Encounter is one of the UK’s leading bereaved child charities, providing free, pioneering services and support to bereaved children, young people and their families.

For more information about Grief Encounter, please visit: https://www.griefencounter.org.uk. 

 

Josie's Dragonfly

josie's dragonfly
In December 2015, Memery Crystal announced its third annual Charity of the Year – Josie’s Dragonfly, brightening the lives of children & young people living with cancer.

Josie’s Dragonfly was set up by Josie’s parents. Josie died of cancer at age 16. Once she knew her illness was no longer curative, she stopped chemotherapy to enjoy life and in the last few months of her life she designed a dragonfly brooch to be made into jewellery and sold to raise money for other young cancer sufferers. Before she died, she raised over £10,000 for the Newcastle hospital where she was treated.

The templates for the dragonfly arrived a few days before she died. Since then the charity have made and sold the jewellery to raise funds for other young cancer sufferers. The charity exists to give gifts to other terminally ill young people so that in the last few weeks of their life they can enjoy something that they can afford and not have to be dependent on their parents for. It also gifts gift boxes of craft materials to the young people’s section of cancer wards up and down the country.

Support makes a very direct and positive difference at an incredibly difficult point in their lives, providing gifts to terminally ill young people in the last few weeks of their life.

As our Charity of the Year, Josie’s Dragonfly will receive a contribution from the Memery Crystal Charitable Trust. In addition, the firm will be working throughout the year on a variety of fundraising events, organised by our staff.

For more information about Josie’s Dragonfly, please visit: www.josiesdragonfly.org.

The Jimmy Mizen Foundation

Jimmy mizen foundation
In 2014, Memery Crystal announced its second annual Charity of the Year – The Jimmy Mizen Foundation, providing positive change for young people in London and the UK.

The Foundation was founded by Jimmy’s parents in 2008, in response to his tragic murder. The purpose of the charity is to promote a message of peace, hope and forgiveness for the future, improve the choices made by young people and build stronger and safer communities for all.

The work done by the foundation stretches out across schools, local councils, prisons, local business people and the voluntary sector, both in London and across the UK.

As our Charity of the Year, The Jimmy Mizen Foundation has received a contribution from the Memery Crystal Charitable Trust. In addition, the firm will be working throughout the year on a variety of fundraising events, organised by our staff.

For more information about the Foundation, please visit: forjimmy.org.

 

A4ID

A4ID

Since October 2012, Memery Crystal has been an official Legal Partner of Advocates for International Development (A4ID), a charity working to eradicate global poverty through the provision of pro bono legal support, skills and knowledge.

A4ID draws together the legal, academic and development communities in three key ways: through its broker service, through the provision of training programmes and through its work to influence the international development sector to use law to greater effect. It provides a powerful tool for groups seeking to secure the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals, the internationally recognised targets for lifting people out of poverty.

Through its innovative broker service, A4ID puts law firms such as Memery Crystal in touch with charities and not for profit organisations who need pro bono legal advice. Since it was established in 2006, A4ID has brokered over £25 million worth of free legal advice in projects ranging from the protection of land rights in Niger, to microfinance projects in Tunisia and advice to workers in orphanages in India.

Since partnering with A4ID, Memery Crystal lawyers have provided pro bono advice to the Fairtrade Foundation and the World Bank.

For more information about A4ID, please visit: www.a4id.org.

Poetry in Wood

poetry in wood

Poetry in Wood is an art-and-craft based training and enterprise project giving people with learning disabilities an opportunity to express themselves and capitalise on their individual creative abilities.

Poetry in Wood was started by Spitalfields Small Business Association (SsBA) in 1991 with funding from Spitalfields Task Force. Its unique training programmes include accredited courses in woodwork and print making and are designed to recognise ability over disability, build confidence, teach life skills and create meaningful employment opportunities.

Poetry in Wood’s enterprise programme provides employment to students qualifying from its training programmes. The enterprise team creates a wide variety of works, including external signage, decorative murals, interior decorations, picture and mirror frames and much more.  Much of the work is commissioned by private and corporate sponsors, including City firms, architects, builders, government agencies, voluntary sector projects, and local and national charities.

Memery Crystal has partnered with Poetry in Wood since 2008, commissioning artists to create the artwork on our website, as well as a number of site specific art commissions for our office lobby and boardrooms.

To learn more about Poetry in Wood or to inquire about a commission, please visit: www.poetryinwood.org.uk.

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Primary Reading Partners

reading partners

Since 2007, volunteers from Memery Crystal have served as Reading Partners at the Globe Primary School in Tower Hamlets, through a programme established by the Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership (EBP).

Volunteers spend 30 minutes each week during lunchtime reading and playing word games with Year 1 students at the school, helping them to improve their literacy and self confidence in a fun and interactive way.

There are now over 1,500 Reading Partners working with 68 Tower Hamlets Primary Schools.

Tower Hamlets EBP is a registered charity, formed in 1991, and is the Education Business Partnership for London Borough of Tower Hamlets.  EBPs are organisations that support the education, training and development of young people by linking businesses and their employees with schools and colleges.

For more information about the Tower Hamlets EBP and the Primary Reading Partners programme, please visit: www.thebp.org.

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Accolades

  • Investor in People
  • GGi Independent Member
  • Shortlisted Legal Business Awards 2014
  • M&A Awards 2015
  • AIM 20