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Legal 500 UK – 2021 edition | Celebrating success

Published: 30th September 2020
Area: Firm News

We’re celebrating another fantastic year of rankings in Legal 500.

As the leading guide to law firms and solicitors in the UK, the Legal 500 UK edition highlights the law firms that demonstrate strong technical ability, as well as a reputation for handling complex, innovative deals and a clear investment for the future.

Here are some of the highlights from this year’s edition of the directory.

Rankings in our areas of law

4

Hall of Fame Lawyers

11

Leading Individuals

11

Next Generation Partners

2

Rising Stars

Ranked in

50

areas of law

Increased ranking in

3

categories

Maintained position in

42

areas

50 of the areas of law in which we operate in are ranked in this year’s edition, an excellent recognition of the breadth and depth of our services and market expertise. From the 50 practice areas we ranked in, we achieved a Top Tier Firm status for ten of them.

Our deep market insight of the charities sector in the East Midlands has elevated the team to tier 1 and our sports sector experience continues to be recognised with a tier 1 ranking. 2020 is also a significant year for our property finance team in London who have been ranked for the first time. We continue to maintain a reputation for delivering fast, focused and cost-effective legal and commercial real estate advice, with our Nottingham and Leicester commercial property teams being recognised as tier 1 firms in their regions.  Our commercial property team in Birmingham has also jumped up a well deserved tier. Debt recovery has continued to thrive, maintaining a tier 1 ranking for our technical expertise in all credit management and debt recovery areas. Our Lime Solicitors team, once again, has been acknowledged as a tier 1 firm for their exceptional personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant work in the East Midlands. Our private capital offering also remains strong with tier 1 rankings for our personal taxtrusts and probate teams in the East Midlands and West Midlands.

Our people

Our positive passionate people are right at the heart of everything we do - they are what makes us different. We’re proud to see so many of our lawyers recommended in this year’s Legal 500 edition. Additionally, 11 of our people are recognised as leading individuals – a true testament to their outstanding client service and expertise. Congratulations to Martin Jones, Alex Smith, Robert Rose, Kendal Litherland, Ed Wright, Mo Saqub, Andrew Mellor, Alan Hamblett, Smita Jamdar, Lesley Davis and Martin Edwards. Nine have also been recognised as next-generation partners, and two as rising stars.

We work as a team. We play to our strengths to ensure that our clients get the best results possible - congratulations all round!

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