First Sentinel Law


First Sentinel Law is a new niche law firm operating with a wider FCA regulated advisory business. Founded by Colin Maltby and Brian Stockbridge, both these professionals who believe in a more comprehensive approach to advisory services.

First Sentinel Law specialises in corporate/commercial and corporate finance work for UK and international family offices, SMEs, pre-IPO and listed companies. We also have a thriving practice in the arts and media industry, advising on fundraising and contractual issues, as well as a bespoke offering in international investment structuring and succession planning.

We are principally London centric, but have a vibrant association with Latin America, with a rep office in Buenos Aires.

Colin Maltby
Executive Director
+44 (0) 207 183 7401


  • Family Office Law
  • Corporate / Commercial Law
  • SME Support
  • Pre-IPO / Flotations
  • Listed Companies
  • Advising on fundraising


Family Office Law

First Sentinel Law has a great deal of experience in advising Family Offices on corporate, corporate finance (particularly offshore tax efficient debt structures) and commercial matters both UK centric and internationally. The team can also advise on trustee risk issues, having a broad understanding of trust and foundation law and succession planning in many jurisdictions worldwide, including the UK, Channel Islands, Switzerland, Singapore, Hong Kong and New Zealand. We also have experience in Latin America and can advise on the complex relationships between civil law and common law principles of law.

Corporate/Commercial law

We can advise on all aspects of corporate, corporate finance and commercial law, with a particular emphasis on equity and debt investment. In particular, we bring a completely new aspect to our advice with the benefit of First Sentinel Corporate Finance and experienced corporate finance investment advisers.

SME Support

As an SME, we can support you as an outsourced in-house Counsel. In certain circumstances we can white label this service for you, so that you have the commercial benefits that go with having your own in-house lawyer and the different approach to contractual negotiation that that can bring. We do not provide advice on employment law or corporate taxation, but we can source such advice.


Working alongside our division, First Sentinel Corporate Finance, we can advise on all aspects of preparing a company pre-IPO and floating on the markets. In particular we specialise in NEX and AIM.

Listed Companies

First Sentinel Law has experience of working with listed companies, both in terms of debt finance and general commercial work.

Advising on Fundraising

First Sentinel is, to our knowledge, the only firm in London which can provide from one hub both legal and investment advice for your fundraising requirements. Further, First Sentinel Plc raises funds for companies and depending on the prevailing circumstances and whether we feel we can help, we can provide an all-in-one service – legal & investment advice and actual fundraising.

First Sentinel Law Limited Registered Number 10732869
First Sentinel Law Limited (FCA Reference Number: 786026) is an Appointed Representative of First Sentinel Corporate Finance.



First Sentinel PLC is an alternative investment company that provides growth capital for public and private company investments.

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For both private and public companies, First Sentinel provides a Corporate Investing arm that helps businesses to continue to grow, both pre and post IPO.

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First Sentinel Corporate Finance Limited is a privately-owned company that offers corporate finance services to companies and investing services to both corporates and investors.

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First Sentinel Law is a law firm operating with a wider FCA regulated advisory business. We believe in a more comprehensive approach to advisory services.

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First Sentinel is a consortium of companies focused on alternative investments, specializing in equity and debt deals with appealing IRRs, as well as traditional Corporate Finance and Legal Services. This consortium enables us to support our clients end to end, whether it be the individual investor or corporate offering.

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Located in distinguished Mayfair London, our office is situated in Suite 12A, 55 Park Lane, London, W1K 1NA.

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