The position of Berwins as one of Yorkshire’s leading law firms has once again been affirmed by legal directory Chambers and Partners.
The guide uses a combination of objective research and interviews with clients to build a comprehensive picture of the services offered by legal professionals.
While Berwins as a whole receives praise as an ‘excellent firm which is embedded in the community, with high-quality staff who are nice to deal with’, specific departments are singled out.
The firm’s ‘well-regarded’ Family law team receives particular praise. Not only does the department receive ranking in the directory’s top band, but it is the only practice in the region to have every one of its lawyers also individually ranked for their expertise. Team leader and standout lawyer, Sarah Smith is one of just 11 lawyers in the UK to receive the prestigious ‘Eminent Practioner’ status.
Berwins’ commercial team also receives firm recommendations with ‘highly regarded’ Senior Partner, Paul Berwin and Commercial Property specialist, Richard Wheeldon both singled out for their experience. Head of Employment, Mike Patterson is praised for offering ‘solutions which are practical, workable and fair’.
Commenting on the rankings, Managing Director Sarah Smith said, “We’re proud to have once again received recommendations as a leading UK law firm in this well-respected guide.”
“At Berwins, we are dedicated not only to supporting businesses and individuals with the highest standards of legal advice, but also to putting real focus on the way we deliver that advice. That exceptional customer service is what I believe makes Berwins stand out as no ordinary lawyers and it is particularly gratifying to see comments in this gold standard guide affirming that approach”.