Penningtons Manches is celebrating another very strong performance in the latest edition of The Legal 500, described as the definitive guide to the legal market.
The directory has recommended the firm across a total of 49 practice areas and 130 individual lawyers. We are delighted that our expertise and commitment to the highest levels of client service have been recognised once again.
This year’s publication has recognised the firm as a ‘top tier' practice in 14 areas, spanning clinical negligence, corporate, education, employment, environment, family, immigration, intellectual property, private client, professional discipline, real estate and social housing.
A total of 21 lawyers from different parts of the firm are now in the elite ‘leading individuals’ list, The Legal 500’s guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide, an uplift of 40% on last year’s tally. These lawyers are Hilary Aldred (employment), Julie Burton (Court of Protection), Rebecca Carlyon (family), Michael Cash (contentious trusts and probate), Warren Collins (personal injury), Jane Craig (family), Nicole Curtis (professional discipline), Helen Drayton (banking and finance, corporate), Rich Eldridge (banking and finance), Kerry Fretwell (family), Geoffrey Hudson (professional discipline), Mark Lee (travel), Ross McNaughton (corporate), Jane Mitchell (family), Maria Riccio (pensions), Daff Richardson (education), Chris Shelley (intellectual property), Richard Smith (environment), James Stewart (family), Alison Talbot (education) and Anna Worwood (family).
Alongside these leading individuals, we were very pleased to have eight lawyers in the directory’s new category ‘next generation lawyers’. These lawyers are Duncan Bain (immigration), Emma Davies (commercial litigation), Alison Johnson (clinical negligence), Louise Lewis (private client), Hein Le Roux (professional discipline), Henrietta Mason (private client), Holly Strube (intellectual property) and Caroline van Zyl (private client).
Client feedback describes Penningtons Manches as ‘an excellent firm, with strength in depth’, ‘very pragmatic and solution-oriented’ and as delivering ‘exceptional client service’.
The Legal 500 is aimed at buyers of legal services. Published annually and produced by a team of researchers, information is collated for both client and competitor feedback in order to classify firms according to location and practice area. Rankings are based purely on merit, reflecting the views passed to the directory during the research process.
For full details of Penningtons Manches’ rankings in The Legal 500 2017, please click here.