Raworths, has enhanced its reputation for excellence following its recommendation in seven areas of law by the Legal 500 Guide, published this week.
Being quoted as ‘inspiring confidence’, ‘extremely knowledgeable’ and having an ‘excellent reputation’, the firm is praised in the directory for its work with SME’s and family owned businesses and private client services. The guide also recognises 10 of Raworths’ individual lawyers, highlighting their excellence in practice according to their clients and peers.
The rankings further establish the firm’s reputation as a serious contender amongst the region’s best and Raworths is noted for its legal advice in agriculture and estates, commercial property, corporate and commercial, property litigation, dispute resolution, family and personal tax, trusts and probate.
Zoe Robinson, Managing Partner says; “This is a tremendous result for all of us at Raworths. The ranking reflects the commitment shared by everyone who works here in making sure our client’s needs and expectations are consistently exceeded.”
The Corporate and Commercial unit was recognised for its work in the SME sector – in particular, amongst family owned, high-net-worth, entrepreneur and owner managed businesses and ‘cannot be faulted in any area of its service delivery’ according to one client.
Note was also given to Alasdair Inglis of the commercial property team and Andrew Lawson who was described as being ‘one of the best property lawyers in the market’. Likewise, Rachel Tunnicliffe who heads up Trusts Wills and Estates was quoted as having an ‘excellent reputation’ whilst the team as a whole were praised for ‘depth of experience, efficient manner and effective communication abilities.’
Zoe continues; “Our objective is to deliver a comprehensive and thorough service for all our clients. These rankings affirm our ability to provide high quality legal services across numerous specialisms for businesses and individuals. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff at Raworths who work so hard to deliver excellence and provide a service that clients can rely upon.”
In support of the excellent work undertaken by the solicitors at the firm, there were several more mentions for individuals, including Jonathan Mortimer head of dispute resolution who was quoted as being ‘calm but authoritative, inspiring complete confidence’ in clients.
The property litigation team, led by Matthew Hill, was noted for its ‘commercially driven advice’ to large institutions, commercial landlords and tenants, landed estates, ultra-high net worth individuals, farmers and SME’s. Matthew Hill was highlighted as ‘very knowledgeable and professional’.
The family team were described as ‘very professional, responsive, and client-centric’ and Carmelita Ardren who leads the department was rated as being able to ‘inspire confidence in her ability to manage the case and support the client throughout the process’.
The agricultural unit, led by David Garfitt was commended for providing ‘extensive, comprehensive and practical knowledge and William Kinread was flagged as someone who ‘stands out a mile as far as agricultural property is concerned.’