Top Harrogate law firm Berwins has reaffirmed its position as a leader in the region’s legal industry with recognition in the latest edition of the prestigious Chambers and Partners guide.
The firm’s specialist family law team has retained its top tier rankingwith leading family lawyers Stephen Root, Band One, and Yorkshire’s only Eminent Practitioner of family law, Sarah Smith, singled out for praise.
Berwins’ Commercial division has also received a total of five features for teams and individuals. Senior Partner and Head of Commercial, Paul Berwin, ranked for Information Technology, Band Two, and Corporatematters, Band Three, while Richard Wheeldon, Band Two, was praised for being a highly experienced practitioner in the field of Commercial Property law. Employment and HR lawyer, Mike Patterson, was also singled out as an Associate to Watch in Berwins’ recognised employment practice.
“We are delighted to have, once again, received such a ringing endorsement for the quality of the legal services Berwins offers to individuals and businesses across the Yorkshire region” said Managing Director Sarah Smith. “These rankings come at the end of an exciting few months for the firm, which has seen our Life team recognised in the top tier of Chambers’ sister high net worth guide. Our firm was acknowledged in a record seven specialist areas in the Legal500 Guide and had nominations in two categories at the prestigious Yorkshire Legal Awards.”
The rankings are the result of an extensive, independent investigation run by Chambers’ unique research department which, comprising 170 individuals, is the largest of its kind in the world. The editors look for evidence of consistent delivery of quality legal work, together with testimonies taken from existing clients and external professional services as to their experience of using these lawyers. The result is a reference point which buyers of legal services can trust.