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Firm ranked by Chambers Guide in three areas of law
The latest edition of the Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession has just been published – and there is plenty in it for our solicitors to be happy about!
Our medical negligence team have once again come out top in Bristol for their specialism – they are the only department in the city and surrounding area to hold a Band 1 ranking and have been so for many years. The guide describes them as an “outstanding practice with a solid reputation for its range of clinical negligence expertise” and “one of the premier firms in clinical negligence”.
Individual solicitors Richard Barcan, Richard Harries, Jay Nathwani and Claire Hurrell were each named as leading individuals for the excellent quality of their work.
There were plaudits for our personal injury solicitors as well, who also retained their Band 2 ranking in a highly competitive field of law. The team, according to the guide, “acts on an impressive range of cases, including catastrophic injury claims such as brain damage, amputations and back injuries.” Senior Associates Samantha Castle, Adrian Stone and Myfanwy Buckeridge were singled out as notable practitioners as a result of their sterling work for injured clients.
There was also a new entry in the guide for the firm this year, as our family law department were included as recognised practitioners for the first time – acknowledgement of their proficiency in divorce proceedings and complex financial separations.
Managing Partner Bill Willcocks gave his reaction to the release of the rankings:
“We’ve come to expect this level of excellence from our medical negligence and personal injury teams, but that by no means diminishes their achievement.
Being ranked at all by Chambers is a success, but to be consistently placed highly shows the strength in depth that this team has. To have so many individuals named in the guide just confirms this.
It was also extremely heartening to see our family department win some well-deserved recognition in the guide. They’re going from strength to strength and I look forward to them climbing up the rankings in years to come.
Congratulations to all of those ranked individually and the members of each department who have contributed to their success.”