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Ashfords LLP has once again achieved strong rankings in this year’s Chambers Guide to Leading UK Lawyers, with top band rankings in five of its practice areas, retaining its strong position in 21 categories.
Chambers contains the highest-rated lawyers and law firms assessed by the largest team of client researchers globally. They have been ranking the best lawyers since 1990, and now cover 185 jurisdictions.
The firm received top tier rankings for Corporate / MA: Lower Mid-Market, Social Housing, Agriculture and Rural Affairs and Sport with a top ranking for Private Wealth Law being given in the recent High Net Worth Guide.
45 of Ashfords’ lawyers were mentioned by name in the directory for their standout contribution to their respective practices, with Andrew Braithwaite being named a “Senior Statesperson” in Intellectual Property. Other rankings included Suzie Miles being ranked as an “up and coming” Partner and Katie Webber named a “star associate” with the following 8 partners ranked in the top tier in their fields:
- Michael Alden: Private Wealth Law (HNW guide)
- Paul Butterworth: Social Housing
- Rebecca Dury: Banking & Finance
- Stephen Homer: Construction
- Robert Horsey: Private Wealth Disputes (HNW guide)
- Rory Mac Neice: Sport: Horse Racing & Equestrian - UK Wide
- Susie Murray: Agriculture & Rural Affairs - Exeter & Surrounds
- Andrew Rothwell: Real Estate - South West
The results come just weeks after Ashfords achieved similarly impressive results in the Legal 500 guide, which also ranks law firms and solicitors based on thorough research.
Ashfords' CEO, Louise Workman commented: "We are proud to be recognised across a wide range of categories again this year. Thank you to all our teams, our continued high rankings are a testament to the talent and commitment of our people who work above and beyond to ensure our clients receive the highest level of service. I would also like to thank our clients and referees for their generous feedback, we look forward to continuing to work with you and building on this success throughout the coming year."
Client feedback contained within the guide includes comments such as “They know the key issues to focus on to make sure the deal is done when the clients need it." and "The whole team is exceptional, provides a great service and is always there when you need them; they are always looking out for you and always have your back covered” with one client reporting “Outstanding in all respects ... Its strengths lie in the people and breadth of knowledge.”
The full Chambers & Partners rankings and accompanying editorial are available online here.