It’s autumn, which means colder mornings, browning leaves, the first Christmas displays and – for law firms – the launch of the new UK legal research by Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500.
Every year, these two independent research organisations undertake extensive research about the legal sector and publish their findings in October as an online resource and a large, shelf-breaking hardback.
Although it may sound like business as usual, we’re giving a mini-cheer because SA Law has retained its rankings, which means all of our main practice areas continue to be cited as ‘leaders in their field’ for the quality of advice and customer care.
Our Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Family teams held their top-tier rankings in The Legal 500, with tier 2 rankings for our Corporate & Commercial, Employment and Real Estate teams.
In Chambers & Partners, our Family team continues to hold its band 1 ranking, while Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution held its band 2 ranking. Our Employment, Real Estate and Property Litigation teams are ranked in band 3.
This year, many SA Law solicitors were recommended individually, including:
Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution: Tracy Lacey-Smith, Robert Ryall, and Simon Walsh.
Employment: Chris Cook
Family: Marilyn Bell and Kiran Beeharry
Property: Steve Kenneford and Gary Dunger
We’ll leave you with a few choice quotes from the editorial:
Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution
“One client says that the practitioners are "very efficient and I always get a very quick response," adding that "the service has been excellent." Chambers & Partners
“SA Law LLP’s highly-respected dispute resolution team has an extensive track record in high-value, business-critical cases, often with a multi-jurisdictional element." The Legal 500
Corporate & Commercial
“Clients of SA Law LLP praise the firm’s ‘always accessible and approachable’ corporate and commercial practice for providing ‘a City-level service at a more acceptable cost’.” The Legal 500
"Clients say: "They help us react quickly and avoid small issues becoming bigger. Their service suits our business's needs very well." Chambers & Partners
“SA Law LLP’s Employment team is rated highly for its ‘wide range of industry knowledge – all queries raised are answered straight away, and the team will respond proactively to legislative changes that may have an impact on clients’ businesses’.” The Legal 500
“One interviewee praises the lawyers' dedication to client needs, commenting: "They are compassionate and care deeply about putting their clients first." Chambers & Partners
“SA Law LLP has cultivated ‘a well-deserved reputation for being extremely approachable and friendly – it stays on top of legal documents, is hugely client focused and builds excellent relationships’.” The Legal 500
"Clients say this is a "very approachable and down-to-earth team" who "know their stuff." Chambers & Partners
“SA Law LLP attracts praise for its ‘very professional service and good depth of knowledge’ of commercial property matters.” The Legal 500