Clarkslegal is delighted to announce that Chambers and Partners has recognised the firm for the following practice areas; Construction, Employment, Litigation and Real Estate.
Chambers and Partners identifies and ranks the most outstanding law firms and lawyers in over 180 jurisdictions throughout the world.
Along with the recognition of our practice areas, eight of our outstanding lawyers have been recommended by the directory; Antony Morris, Chris Tayton, David Rintoul, Helen Beech, Michael Sippitt, Monica Atwal, Rachel Krol and Stephen James.
The strong rankings are further endorsed by highly complementary client and peer feedback.
Please see below extracts from the editorial:
Accomplished team with the experience to handle an array of local, national and international matters. Advises a range of industry players, including contractors, developers and purchasers of construction services. Provides significant expertise in procurement and contract matters for major development projects.
One source reports: "They are a very good firm. They are very focused on construction and are well respected."
Another praises the team's "sensible and pragmatic" approach.
David Rintoul heads the firm's construction team and has wide-ranging experience in both contentious and non-contentious matters. He is praised for giving "very strategic advice" and is recognised for "knowing his way around multiple areas in construction law."
Advises on the full range of issues affecting employers and employees, with notable strength in restructures and TUPE transfers and senior executive matters. Also handles large-scale litigations, tribunals and problems with regard to industrial relations. Acts for a range of clients from small businesses to large employers in the technology, pharmaceutical and construction sectors.
The "formidable" Michael Sippitt combines his role as chair of the firm with consultancy work for the firm's clients. He is noted for his expertise with regard to industrial relations, redundancy and senior executive issues.
Helen Beech is recommended for her work on restructures, change programmes and TUPE matters. She is commended by clients for "giving excellent specialist advice."
Monica Atwal represents clients on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters, and has notable experience handling discrimination and disability claims. One client says: "The speed at which her mind moves and her grasp of very complex cases is phenomenal."
Outstanding practice regularly involved in high-profile disputes. Acts for clients active in a variety of sectors, including the energy, shipping and automotive industries. Expertise covers a wide range of commercial and contractual disputes. Recent client wins include Destinations of the World.
Interviewees highlight the group's high level of service, with one client describing the practitioners as "attentive and efficient," and another source saying that "the team is always responsive."
Head of department Antony Morris is described as "excellent" by one client, who adds: "He took ownership of the case and led from the front. At meetings he took a tough line but was always fair and understood our needs and objectives." His expertise covers a broad array of commercial and contractual cases, including shareholder disputes. He has notable experience of contentious matters in the energy sector.
Christopher Tayton handles a broad scope of contractual disputes, including insurance and liability cases and professional negligence proceedings. Clients say he is "very thorough and has a great depth of understanding of commercial law."
Stephen James has experience handling contractual disputes pertaining to distribution and supply agreements. One client describes him as "knowledgeable," while another praises his "good, sound advice."
Advises on major commercial and residential property transactions and development projects. Also equipped to assist with complex investment and portfolio management matters. Regularly handles public sector work, including assisting clients in the education and healthcare industries. Strong client base consists of notable regional and national organisations. Further strength in advising clients in the hotels and leisure sector.
A source found that "the client service is very good indeed. They offer legal opinions in a practical way rather then just quoting the law; they advise us on how it should be applied to our circumstances."
Another client states: "Clarkslegal on the whole give an impression of a professional and easy company to work with. They are always more than happy to help, even if it is just a phone call for some legal advice."
Rachel Krol frequently represents retailers, developers and investors in a wide range of commercial property matters. Interviewees say: "She is extremely knowledgeable and has a great eye for detail."