We are proud of the accreditations our teams and individuals have achieved.

 

Our accreditations include recognition in the Legal 500 directory, Chambers & Partners UK Guide, Chambers & Partners High Net Worth Guide and many more.

Legal 500

The Legal 500 is a national directory that reflects how the reputations of legal firms and individuals are perceived in the marketplace. Each year several of our departments and individuals are recognised for their excellence in their field of expertise.

You can view our 2024 results on the Legal 500 website.

Departments

Individuals

Chambers & Partners

The Chambers & Partners guides feature professional advisers and recommended industry experts, ranking top law firms and lawyers across 180 jurisdictions throughout the world.

Over recent years, our Family department has had a consistent presence in the guide and we are proud to now have our Litigation department also featured in the rankings.

Departments

Individuals

Chambers & Partners High Net Worth Guide

The Chambers & Partners High Net Worth Guide ranks the top lawyers and law firms specialising in private wealth. Firms and individuals who are ranked are judged on their technical legal ability, professional conduct, and client service, as well as their diligence and commitment.

You can view our 2023 results on the Chambers & Partners High Net Worth website.

Departments

  • Private Wealth Disputes – Band 2

Individuals ranked

Lexcel Legal Practice Quality Mark

Lexcel is a legal practice quality mark for client care, compliance, and practice management. It sets the standard for an array of areas such as client care, risk assessments, firm’s structure, and strategy as well as financial and people management.

We received excellent feedback across the Firm in different areas such as compliance, human resources, and firm-wide initiatives. Chris GatesSamantha ChurchGrace Tyror, Shannon Fitzell and those who were interviewed were also mentioned in recognition of “their full attention to the Assessor’s needs before and during the assessment period” which was greatly appreciated.

Times Best Law Firms 2020

The “Best Law Firms 2020” lists are based on recommendations in 26 categories made by more than 3,200 solicitors and barristers as well as lawyers in legal departments across England and Wales.­­­­ The sample was collected via research conducted by Statista on company websites, in publications and on job networks such as LinkedIn.

Individuals recognised

Conveyancing Quality - The Law Society Accredited

The Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) is an accredited quality standard for SRA-regulated firms specialising in residential conveyancing. It defines the expected levels of competence, risk management, and client service for these practices. The scheme aims to provide advantages to member firms, consumers, clients, and industry stakeholders.

Family Resolution

Resolution’s Specialist Accreditation Scheme acknowledges members who exhibit excellence in family law practice and their specific areas of expertise.

Personal Injury - The Law Society Accredited

The Personal Injury Accreditation is a recognised quality standard for practitioners representing victims and their dependents in personal injury cases. This accreditation encompasses all work undertaken on behalf of claimants and their dependents who have suffered personal or fatal injuries due to alleged negligence or breach of statutory duty.

Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS)

Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS) is a non-profit organisation comprising solicitors across the UK who specialize in road traffic accident claims. Established in 1991, MASS aims to promote the efficient and effective provision of legal advice.

Apil

APIL is the leading and most respected organisation in this field, consistently working to promote and develop expertise in personal injury law for the benefit of injured individuals.

Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed, industry-supported initiative designed to help organisations safeguard themselves against common online threats.

SFE - Solicitors for the Elderly

Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) is an independent national organisation of lawyers, including solicitors, barristers, and legal executives, who provide specialised legal advice for older and vulnerable individuals, as well as their families and caregivers.

R3 Association of Business Recovery Professionals

R3 is the trade association representing the entire community of insolvency and restructuring professionals in the UK, regardless of their practice size, experience, or specialization. Members work to promote economic regeneration, resolve financial distress for businesses and individuals, save jobs, and foster the confidence and public trust that support trading, lending, and investment.

att - Practical Tax People - Association of Taxation Technicians

The Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) is the professional body for qualified taxation technicians specialising in UK tax compliance. Members achieve their qualifications through examination and practical experience. Attaining and maintaining the ATT qualification signifies to employers and clients that a recognised standard has been met. ATT members are dedicated to ongoing professional development, ensuring their knowledge and skills remain current and providing businesses with a competitive edge.

SCL - The IT Law Community

The Society for Computers and Law is the foremost educational charity for the tech law community, possessing a UK-wide vision and global significance.

Chambers & Partners

The Chambers & Partners guides feature professional advisers and recommended industry experts, ranking top law firms and lawyers across 180 jurisdictions throughout the world.

Over recent years, our Family department has had a consistent presence in the guide and we are proud to now have our Litigation department also featured in the rankings.

Departments

Individuals

Chambers & Partners High Net Worth Guide

The Chambers & Partners High Net Worth Guide ranks the top lawyers and law firms specialising in private wealth. Firms and individuals who are ranked are judged on their technical legal ability, professional conduct, and client service, as well as their diligence and commitment.

You can view our 2023 results on the Chambers & Partners High Net Worth website.

Departments

  • Private Wealth Disputes – Band 2

Individuals ranked

Times Best Law Firms 2020

The “Best Law Firms 2020” lists are based on recommendations in 26 categories made by more than 3,200 solicitors and barristers as well as lawyers in legal departments across England and Wales.­­­­ The sample was collected via research conducted by Statista on company websites, in publications and on job networks such as LinkedIn.

Individuals recognised

Conveyancing Quality - The Law Society Accredited

The Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) is an accredited quality standard for SRA-regulated firms specialising in residential conveyancing. It defines the expected levels of competence, risk management, and client service for these practices. The scheme aims to provide advantages to member firms, consumers, clients, and industry stakeholders.

Family Resolution

Resolution’s Specialist Accreditation Scheme acknowledges members who exhibit excellence in family law practice and their specific areas of expertise.

Personal Injury - The Law Society Accredited

The Personal Injury Accreditation is a recognised quality standard for practitioners representing victims and their dependents in personal injury cases. This accreditation encompasses all work undertaken on behalf of claimants and their dependents who have suffered personal or fatal injuries due to alleged negligence or breach of statutory duty.

Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS)

Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS) is a non-profit organisation comprising solicitors across the UK who specialize in road traffic accident claims. Established in 1991, MASS aims to promote the efficient and effective provision of legal advice.

Apil

APIL is the leading and most respected organisation in this field, consistently working to promote and develop expertise in personal injury law for the benefit of injured individuals.

Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed, industry-supported initiative designed to help organisations safeguard themselves against common online threats.

SFE - Solicitors for the Elderly

Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) is an independent national organisation of lawyers, including solicitors, barristers, and legal executives, who provide specialised legal advice for older and vulnerable individuals, as well as their families and caregivers.

R3 Association of Business Recovery Professionals

R3 is the trade association representing the entire community of insolvency and restructuring professionals in the UK, regardless of their practice size, experience, or specialization. Members work to promote economic regeneration, resolve financial distress for businesses and individuals, save jobs, and foster the confidence and public trust that support trading, lending, and investment.

att - Practical Tax People - Association of Taxation Technicians

The Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) is the professional body for qualified taxation technicians specialising in UK tax compliance. Members achieve their qualifications through examination and practical experience. Attaining and maintaining the ATT qualification signifies to employers and clients that a recognised standard has been met. ATT members are dedicated to ongoing professional development, ensuring their knowledge and skills remain current and providing businesses with a competitive edge.

SCL - The IT Law Community

The Society for Computers and Law is the foremost educational charity for the tech law community, possessing a UK-wide vision and global significance.

“Very personable, regardless of the nature of the type of work to be undertaken”

Business Services – Legal 500 2024

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“A strong track record in contractual disputes, defamation claims and professional negligence proceedings”

Commercial Litigation – Legal 500 2024

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“Extremely knowledgeable and proficient in dealing with complex, contentious probate claims”

Contentious Trusts & Probate – Legal 500 2024

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“Extremely accessible in terms of keeping in touch and in contact, and dealt with everything which arose promptly, professionally and sensibly”

Employment – Legal 500 2024

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“The go-to firm on the south coast and a big player in London”

Family – Legal 500 2024

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"Deborah is a highly capable solicitor and dominant in her approach with opponents. She’s very efficient in dealing with clients."

Deborah Leask – Chambers & Partners 2024

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"A talented rising star"

Ian Butterworth – Chambers & Partners 2024

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"Katie is really fearless in her approach and is incisive in terms of getting to the heart of the issue. She’s fantastic and effective in her advocacy."

Katie Taft – Chambers & Partners 2024

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"Lauren is definitely the person to have on your side in any dispute!”

Private Wealth Disputes – Chambers & Partners High Net Worth Guide 2022

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“Victoria is very knowledgeable, strategic and empathetic."

Victoria Riddleston – Chambers & Partners High Net Worth Guide 2022

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"Sean has a very good grasp of the legal principles that apply to any case. He’s great with clients, he’s very understanding and empathetic."

Sean McNally – Chambers & Partners 2024

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