We are thrilled to have been ranked across our main practice areas and to have eight of our lawyers recognised in the 2022 edition of the Legal 500 UK, the leading independent guide to the legal profession.

Generally, the firm is praised for being "highly experienced, responsive and thorough".

The commercial property team has maintained its ranking in the "Corporate Occupiers" section alongside firms such as Gowling WLG, Charles Russell Speechlys and Eversheds Sutherland. The "brilliant" Philip Shotter is recommended as a leading individual who is "highly commercial, thorough, nimble and provides clear pragmatic advice". Paul Jagger has been highlighted as a Next Generation Partner for his "diligent, efficient and cut to the point service".

The property finance team continues to receive excellent reviews for being "approachable and efficient" and for its "attentiveness and professionalism". It provides "excellent execution and delivers on time". In addition, "the team is extremely well versed in all aspects of secured lending property transactions. Service levels are high and the response times and overall efficiency on transactions is exceptional". Head of department Darran Smith is "always willing to help" while fellow partner Liza Lam-Kee is praised for being "organised and diligent and leaves no stone unturned". Philip Mundy is "always professional and goes the extra mile".

Our property dispute resolution team also continues to punch above its weight. It is praised for providing "an excellent, client-oriented service, which is attentive and adaptable to the client’s needs and requirements". Partner Kenny Friday is described as "a superb lawyer with commercial nous and is excellent with clients" and Paul Dench is recommended for being "knowledgeable, efficient and a pleasure to work with". Consultant and former head of department Edward Vaughan is "highly experienced", "knows the law back to front and is excellent with clients and very commercially focused".

For more information, please contact Philip Shotter