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Abrahams Dresden

Abrahams Dresden is a firm of commercial solicitors, established in 1995 and located in Smithfield, London EC1.  We provide high quality, specialist legal services at competitive rates.  We aim to give clear advice in a friendly and efficient way, with an informality seldom found amongst lawyers.


Abrahams Dresden

Abrahams Dresden is a firm of commercial solicitors, established in 1995 and located in Smithfield, London EC1.  We provide high quality, specialist legal services at competitive rates.  We aim to give clear advice in a friendly and efficient way, with an informality seldom found amongst lawyers.

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Our Golden Rule

We have a somewhat unusual approach to getting jobs done which is to embrace the concept of the Golden Rule, also known as the ethic of reciprocity. 

This is an ethical code that essentially requires you to treat others as you would like others to treat you. In other words, we don't ask for provisions in a deal that we wouldn't agree to if asked ourselves. This concept almost always accords with the client’s approach to the deal.  It enables us to conclude transactions far more speedily than would be the case if every tiny point is argued for hours on end.


Commercial Terms

Wherever possible, we embrace the "fixed fee" approach which is so much more appealing to the client than the hourly related approach.  Hourly rates encourage lawyers to waste time and money debating silly points.  Fixed fees encourage lawyers to get the job done.

Utopia is the state where the client gets the legal service provided at a lower fee than they had expected.  Similarly, the lawyer can end up making more profit than he expected to make. Where fixed fees are not possible we offer competitive hourly rates.


Our People

Our lawyers are driven, enthusiastic, approachable and commercially aware.

Abrahams Dresden currently has three partners and a further 17 fee earners.  We have grown organically over the years and continue to do so.


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Let our clients tell you something about us


Let our clients tell you something about us

Thank you so much to Paul Shinwell and his team!

He has surpassed our expectations in every respect. He is honest, approachable, friendly and extremely hard working.

We have just completed on a very difficult transaction but Paul and his team made the process so much easier and bearable for us. Without them we would have never got it done!

We would highly recommend Paul Shinwell and his team if you are looking for a solicitor.

His colleague Joanne Fennessy is also a great asset to his team. She has always taken the time to respond to our queries quickly and efficiently. The team at Abrahams Dresden should get 10/10 and in my eyes are the Best Dental Solicitors in the UK!
— Kev and Komal
I am writing to commend your firm on the excellent service provided by Liam during the process of selling my dental practice and house. He showed great patience and determination during the entire process, which ended up being somewhat complicated.
— Stephen Lawson
I cannot tell you how impressed I am with Jane. No one should EVER use any family lawyer other than her. She managed expertly to combine compassion, tact and professionalism.
— Diana L-P
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Abrahams Dresden for over 10 years and have always found them to be extremely professional. I would recommend them to any business, small or large.
— Stella Hardcastle, HSS Hire
We appreciate Abrahams Dresden’s understanding of our business, their attention to detail and their succinct, wise and timely advice, all delivered at a reasonable cost.
— James Burden Limited
Russell Abrahams is one of those rare creatures who is both a lawyer and a human being. He shows feeling and compassion, he displays kindness and understanding and these characteristics lead to a professional adviser who can be trusted as well as being efficient
— Sir Bernard Zissman
Straight-talking, brutally honest, and wit to keep you sane in stressful situations, Russell and his keen team got the job done in record time.
— Ashley Watson
We haven’t needed to look elsewhere for 20 years – efficient service and sound guidance, always delivered in plain English for the benefit of us laymen.
— Mike Smith, Meyer Timber
We have always found Abrahams Dresden to be attentive and sensitive to our business needs and thoroughly understanding in matters relevant to us. Without Sarah, Joe and the team we would not be as robust in our industry.
— Craig Sanders, Vision Teaching
Abrahams Dresden provides a fast, efficient and effective service and they are very commercial in their approach to my affairs and the affairs of my clients. In this modern age, they also still provide a very personal touch to their work.
— Ian Havard, Havard & Associates
I was introduced to Abrahams Dresden by our property agent for the acquisition of our first leased offices. Whilst the process was new for us, David Joseph, our solicitor expertly guided us through each step explaining how the process worked, timings and all the key considerations.

For each decision we had to make, David helped with both the legal position as well the commercial reality, balancing the risks involved with our desire to stick to the agreed schedule and complete the deal on time.

We needed lawyers with the patience to guide ‘first time buyers’ through the process whilst also making sure we ended up with a robust commercial deal. AD have have a ‘can-do’ attitude in spades and I wouldn’t hesitate to both use them again or recommend to others. Seriously impressive.
— Paul Parker, Louise Parker Limited
David Joseph has represented AvePoint in several complex office negotiations. David provided unparalleled legal representation coupled with practical business advice, which is not often found in the same person. David was extremely proactive and responsive and I found great value in the services he rendered.
— Brian M. Brown, Corporate COO and General Counsel, Avepoint
Dental Elite has used Abrahams Dresden for various legal matters over the last five years. We have always found their direct approach easier than the skirt round the edges style of other law firms. AD acts for a number of our clients and we always find them fair, fast and efficient.
— Luke Moore, Dental Eilte
On selling a company we had to meet a tax deadline. The AD team was simply superb. The deal would not have happened without them.
— Brian Wilson
We have used Abrahams Dresden for over 20 years and have received exemplary service. The combination of commercial skills and sharp legal and contractual service, has served us well!
— John and Dominic Myland, John Myland Limited
We have worked closely with AD, and in particular with Paul Shinwell and Leigh Scott for the past 3 years. They have been excellent in all aspects of the various legal work undertaken for us and I can’t recommend them highly enough.
— Jonny Schonberg, Carholme Dental Group Limited
I have been extremely satisfied with Russell and his team. They have helped me in the acquisition of my dental practices, in the most professional manner. I would rather have Russell on my side, then against me. I would recommend Abrahams Dresden to all.
— Dr Rajan Sethi, BDS MFDS RCPS (Glas)
Sarah was always available. She was quick to respond to everything, picked up and dealt with issues before I even had a chance to raise them with her, and was pragmatic when problems came up towards the end of the transaction. I couldn’t have been more impressed with the way she dealt with things from start to finish. I have already recommended her to several friends.
— Hollie De la Fuente
I have worked with Abrahams Dresden for a number of years. Their experience, service and professionalism is first class. They take away the stress of legal matters at a time that can be very demanding for everybody involved.
— Simon De-Lacy Adams, Lovewell Blake LLP
It was hard going at times Stuart!
A very big thank you to you and your team - excellent job.
I will be happy to recommend AD to any colleague thinking about buying or selling.
— Columba Moran