The UK’s foremost legal authority on high-risk jurisdictions and specialist risk services.

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Internationally focused legal advice and support centred on high-risk and complex jurisdictions.  Proelium’s central values are Integrity and Empathy with clients.  


War Zones, complex environments, high-risk jurisdictions – these are all problematic spaces in which to work or conduct business, no matter the sector.  Acting as a business, or as an individual, problems can be myriad and are frequently unforeseen until it is too late, the deal has fallen through, the money has been lost or situations have manifest that are tough to negotiate away from.

Our solution to these very real commercial problems is to create a scarce blend, combining the Partners’ 5 decades of experience gained whilst working in conflict zones and deep in the heart of the specialist defence and security worlds, with professional legal-expertise to bring to you a totally unique law firm, Proelium Law LLP. 

The markets we particularly offer our services to are the defence, security and international development sectors and the political-risk area of the insurance market.  We offer personal legal advice to individuals with ‘niche’ skills from the Intelligence and Special Forces areas.

There is limited competition in this area. Currently the only law firms offering advice to people wanting to function in the high-risk space tend to be large and expensive law firms who lack subject expertise. Proelium Law LLP is small, lean and our experience and qualifications make us uniquely well equipped to understand those issues.

Our team may be small but is vastly experienced. The Partners are an internationally recognised legal expert in the fields of high-risk jurisdictions and a proven defence and security authority, coming from a long career at the front edge of UK conventional and special operations.  The firm can boast over 130 years of ground experience in complex environments and are confident when they state that there is no other legal organisations in the UK today with comparable experience or qualifications.

Our future sees more growth and an expansion into Dubai. It also sees a period of programmed consolidation, to ensure that our client focus is not compromised.

Reports are researched and compiled using a combination of legal insight with international intelligence- gathering expertise and geo-political understanding

Proelium Law LLP is a small and lean operation, allowing overheads to be kept to a minimum with the resultant savings being passed on to clients

The core of our team are acknowledged world leaders in their respective areas of law and discreet international investigations; a small and lean operation, allowing overheads to be kept to a minimum with the resultant savings being passed on to clients

As a law firm we stand by our findings – we don’t hide behind disclaimers on the quality of our work

Client/solicitor legal privilege can be invoked where appropriate, providing protection to communications if applicable

Proelium Law LLP has an expansive global network of associates drawn from the specialist agencies, the legal profession, special operations forces and law-enforcement professionals of the UK and other countries

For any legal matter, Proelium Law LLP is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (‘SRA’)

Our activities are wholly governed by applicable laws and are of a high ethical standard

Routine communications between Proelium Law LLP and its clients are swift, reliable and secure

Our cyber expert has spent 14 years working within UK military intelligence and specialist Government agencies

Proelium Law LLP uses experienced image analysts to interpret satellite imagery, who are all graduates of the NATO-approved UK Imagery Analysis Course (UKIAC);

Based in the City, Proelium Law LLP is accessible for face-to-face meetings with clients based in London.  Equally our staff will travel to you anywhere as convenient

Reporting is in clear, jargon-free English and is of a legal standard suitable for subsequent litigation support

Payment terms can be negotiated on a case by case basis

Payment can be made in $USD, €Euro or £GBP

Services are provided with the Proelium Law LLP Guarantee

Because we value our clients so highly, a partner of Proelium Law LLP is available 24/7

Proelium Law LLP prefers to keep costs transparent, always favouring a flat-fee approach in contrast to the billable-hours policy favoured by other law firms

The Partners and lawyers of Proelium Law regularly visit and work in high risk and complex environments

Contact us to learn more about Proelium Law’s services 

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MANCHESTER (Reuters) - Wayne Rooney announced his retirement from the England national team on Wednesday, ending a 14-year stint in which he became the country\'s top goalscorer with 53 goals.\n \n
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain\'s northeastern region of Catalonia, hit last week by two Islamist militant attacks which killed 15 people, is to deploy more police, install bollards in Barcelona and step up security around stations and tourist landmarks.\n \n
LONDON (Reuters) - Banks in Britain are set to close a record 762 branches this year, depriving more customers of access to in-person financial services as lenders cut costs by pushing business online.\n \n
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Typhoon Hato, a maximum category 10 storm, slammed into Hong Kong on Wednesday lashing the Asian financial hub with wind and rain that uprooted trees and forced most businesses to close, while in some places big waves flooded seaside streets.\n \n
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Wednesday outlined several escape routes from the \"direct jurisdiction\" of the European Court of Justice after Brexit, one of Prime Minister Theresa May\'s key aims in talks to unstitch 40 years of EU membership.\n \n
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain\'s Prince Harry defended the way his father, Prince Charles, cared for him and his brother as they grieved for their mother, Princess Diana, in a documentary previewed by the BBC on Wednesday.\n \n
PHOENIX (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump revved up supporters on Tuesday with a defence of his response to a white supremacist-organised rally in Virginia and a promise to shut down the U.S. government if necessary to build a wall along the border with Mexico.\n \n
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Police on Wednesday identified a headless female torso washed ashore in Copenhagen as that of Swedish reporter Kim Wall, who they believe was killed by a Danish inventor on board his home-made submarine.\n \n
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered more solid-fuel rocket engines, state media reported on Wednesday, as he pursues nuclear and missile programmes amid a standoff with Washington, but there were signs of tension easing.\n \n
WASHINGTON/TOKYO (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy on Wednesday said it had removed Seventh Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin after a series of collisions involving its warships in Asia as the search goes on for 10 sailors missing since the latest mishap.\n \n

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