The Taunton office of national law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has received top rankings in two prestigious industry guides – Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500.
Clarke Willmott has been named as a Top Tier firm in the latest Legal 500 Directory which ranks the UK’s top lawyers and organisations.
The firm received the Top Tier ranking in six practice areas – Debt Recovery, Employment, Family, Private Client (Tax, Trusts and Probate), Planning and Property Litigation. In addition, an impressive 29 lawyers from the Clarke Willmott Taunton office were rated as “recommended”.
A special mention is given to Jane Dunlop, who sadly passed away recently, but for whom this recognition was highly deserved after a career of dedication to her clients, colleagues and the firm.
Jane is noted for her debt recovery expertise as a leading individual in the elite “Leading Lawyers” list, Legal 500’s guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide.
In addition, the Chambers and Partners 2018 Directory has ranked Clarke Willmott chief executive Stephen Rosser as an “Eminent Practitioner”.
The Taunton office also received an impressive 17 recommendations for individual lawyers with seven of those achieving band 1 status including Caroline Waller, Chris Thorne, Daniel Eames, David Maddock, Lee Hart, Nicola Seager and Tim Walker.
Six practice areas were awarded band 1 ranking – Agriculture and Rural affairs, Family and Matrimonial, Personal Injury: Mainly Claimant, Real Estate Litigation, Professional Negligence: Mainly Claimant and Private Wealth Law.
The Guide highlights the firm’s “professionalism, speed and expert knowledge” as well as its “efficient, amenable and approachable attitude”. It also notes that “they have the client’s interest at heart at all times”.
Clients reported that Clarke Willmott is “very ethical and responsive and knowledgeable about complex conditions and they offer a thorough professional approach with fast quality feedback on all issues of importance”.
Kate Gardner, head of the Taunton office and the Taunton HR and Employment team, said: “We are delighted to have been recognised at such a high level in both the Chambers and Legal 500 Guides.
“The Chambers and Partners Guides have been ranking the best law firms and lawyers since 1990, and the Legal 500, now in its 30th year, is widely acknowledged as the world’s largest legal referral guide.
“We are proud that not only are we recognised as a firm but also that so many of our solicitors are named as some of the country’s top lawyers. We would like to thank our clients who spoke about us so favourably and look forward to continuing to provide the high quality service that they have come to expect from us, throughout 2018.”
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