Chambers & Partners interviews thousands of clients and law firms to identify the lawyers and firms that provide the most value. SA Law has been consistently noted as a stand-out firm, offering “timely and expert support”, “good clear communication, strong forward planning, and guidance.”
In addition to noting that “the team works very well together”, buyers of legal services singled out a number of our lawyers for specific praise.
Marilyn Bell (Family), is ranked in Band 1, which represents the highest possible achievement. She is recognised for her “amazing work ethic, vast experience and human approach”. Significantly, Chambers states that “anyone going through a divorce would want Marilyn in their corner.” Also in the Family team. Kiran Beeharry stands out for “his experience and his knowledge and willingness to tackle any case”.
Vincent Billings (Corporate M&A) is distinguished for providing “top quality service”; clients working with Christopher Cook (Employment), note the “trust and respect” they have for him and the value of his being “very responsive and keen to make himself available”; while Gary Dunger (Real Estate) is highlighted as being a “very knowledgeable person in his field… generous in his time and answers, and… a very pleasant person to deal with”.
Tracy Lacey-Smith, Rob Ryall and Clare Mackay (all Litigation), attracted praise from clients for being “responsive and proactive", "extremely thorough" and going “above and beyond to make sure that the advice offered is pertinent and timely.”
“There is a positive common thread running through the praise from our clients and competitors as reported by Chambers,” says Managing Partner Steve Ryan. “The independent survey results endorse and recognise our longstanding commitment to being responsive and providing supportive, clear and practical advice.”
“This has been a challenging year for many of our clients, so we are heartened that so many have commented positively on the advice, assistance and support they have received from individuals and teams at SA Law in helping them achieve their goals. Perhaps one of the most satisfying pieces of client commentary is "“worked with an array of staff within SA Law, and they have all been helpful, knowledgeable and supportive”, which I believe demonstrates our holistic approach whilst aspiring to provide excellent client service at all levels of our firm."
“I’m also delighted that Gary Dunger in our Real Estate Team and Clare Mackay in our Commercial Litigation team have been recognised for the first time this year by Chambers’ research for their hard work and excellence.”