Ashfords has received strong rankings in the UK 2018 Chambers Edition, with first band status for the firm's Crime (Exeter and Surrounds) and Sport: Horse Racing & Equestrian (UK-wide) work.
The firm has also received outstanding rankings in eighteen practice areas including; Agriculture & Rural Affairs, Banking & Finance, Construction, Corporate / M&A, Employment, Information Technology, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Local Government, Planning, Private Wealth Law, Real Estate & Real Estate Litigation, Restructuring & Insolvency, Restructuring / Insolvency: Personal Insolvency and Social Housing.
Annika Gleeson and Joanne Young, Legal Director's at Ashfords, have both been named as 'Associates to Watch' for their work in Social Housing. Annika has been highlighted for her expertise in the acquisition and disposal of social housing, described as "excellent, knowledgeable, professional and efficient". Joanne has been acknowledged for her particular expertise in housing management and has been stated as "responds swiftly and effectively, and is not afraid to have the difficult conversations".
Tom Biddick, Partner in Ashfords ' Trusts and Estates Team, has been named as an 'Up and Coming' lawyer for his work in Agriculture & Rural Affairs, and Private Wealth Law. Tom has been described as "an up-and-coming solicitor with a great manner with clients and an excellent agricultural understanding". Real Estate Partner, Paul Dunbar, and Business Risk & Regulation Partner, Richard Voke, have both been ranked as 'Recognised Practitioners' in the Chambers Guide.
Nine of Ashfords' lawyers have also received first band rankings for the following practice areas:
- Michael Alden (Private Wealth Law)
- Andrew Braithwaite (Information Technology)
- Andrew Braithwaite (Intellectual Property)
- Rebecca Dury (Banking & Finance)
- Sian Gibbon (Real Estate Litigation)
- Stephen Homer (Construction)
- Robert Horsey (Real Estate Litigation)
- Rory Mac Neice (Sport: Horse Racing & Equestrian)
- Andrew Rothwell (Real Estate)