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This week, Legal 500 has published its report, drawn from independent analysis and client comment. Once again, all our departments are recommended. The significance of this, is that it reassures businesses in our region of the excellence of our service.

Managing Partner John Wilson commented on the Legal 500 analysis:-

“Larger businesses are moving away from big national and regional law firms to smaller specialist commercial firms like ourselves.

Clients are attracted by a combination of more personal, partner-led service and significantly lower charge-out rates without any compromise of quality and commerciality of advice.”

All of our core commercial departments of Corporate and Commercial, Commercial Property, Employment law and Dispute Resolution, were recognised and recommended.

Our Corporate and Commercial team is described as ‘excellent’ and is jointly headed by ‘driving force in the business’ John Wilson and Andrew Hill. Andrew has ‘impressive experience and attention to detail’, and recently advised French-based company Onet on the acquisition of the entire issued shared capital of Bradtec Deacon Technologies.

Our Commercial Property partner Sean Logue, whose department has again bucked the national trend and expanded during the last year, is singled out for praise. The team has recently appointed a new senior lawyer, Matthew Bibby.

Our Baines Wilson’s Employment team is described as  ‘excellent’ and ‘knowledgeable’ team and as being headed by the ‘professional and concise’ Joanne Holborn, and exclusively acts for employers.

Our Dispute Resolution department is also recommended and the Legal 500 commented that “the litigation offering was significantly bolstered by the recent arrival of Isobel Milburn from the London office of Pinsent Masons LLP.”

Managing Partner John Wilson comments: –

“For over ten years now we have been receiving consistent recognition in the Legal 500 but we are still very pleased to receive these latest recommendations from our clients and the wider business community and we thank all those who recommended us.”

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