Following the publication of the Legal 500 2017 directory, Ashfords has again been positioned as an outstanding leading law firm with rankings in 41 practice areas.
The firm has received top tier rankings in seven practice areas: Corporate and Commercial, Crime: fraud, Commercial Litigation, Employment, Project, Finance and PFI, Commercial Property and Shipping.
Ashfords' London presence has also significantly increased reflecting the firm's commitment to the market with rankings for the first time in M&A: smaller deals, and Local Government, followed by a strong continued ranking in Property Litigation, Social Housing (local authorities and registered providers) and Venture Capital.
The firm has also successfully increased rankings in Crime: general (SW) and Environment (SW).
The Legal 500 provides comprehensive coverage on recommended law firms and legal professionals, assessing the strengths of law firms in over 100 jurisdictions.
The research has also recommended three of Ashfords' lawyers as 'Leading Individuals' in their field:
- David Pomeroy (Insolvency and corporate recovery, South West)
- Andy Braithwaite (Intellectual Property, South West)
Lucy Woods, Senior Associate in Ashfords' Public Sector Team who specialises in procurement, has also been recognised as a 'Next Generation Lawyer'.