The Legal 500 2023 - Clients praise SA Law’s personal service, communication, and friendly expertise

SA Law is delighted to have again been recognised by clients and peers as providing the very highest levels of legal expertise and exceptional client service.

The Legal 500, which undertakes independent research into the performance of leading law firms across the UK, interviewed hundreds of businesses and law firms in the South East, who praised SA Law for providing “a personal service from the first moment of contact... other firms contacted seem to give standard answers and quotes”; and “really [giving] you confidence that they can resolve any issue you throw at them.”

The firm’s family and commercial litigation teams continue to be placed in the highest tiers, with the corporate & commercialemployment, and commercial property teams also being highly recommended.

No less than six lawyers have been named by The Legal 500 as being outstanding in their fields, including Kiran Beeharry (Family), who has this year joined Gary Dunger (Commercial Property) and Simon Walsh (Litigation) as a Next Generation Partner, which denotes “significant recognition by clients and peers”. Robert Ryall (Litigation) and Marilyn Bell (Family), are recognised as Leading Individuals for the fourth and fifth years in a row respectively; and Clare MacKay (Litigation) has been named a Rising Star.

Simon Walsh (Litigation), Simran Gupta (Family), Chris Cook (Employment), Beth Leng (Employment), Jacqueline Button (Commercial Property), Vincent Billings (Corporate & Commercial), Amy Sevier (Commercial Property), and Julie Cohen (Family) were also noted as being key team members and singled out for particular praise.

Managing Partner Steve Ryan notes: 

“I am particularly proud of client feedback that recognises and values our commitment to developing long term, effective relationships that are built on successfully achieving our clients’ goals by working with them as close partners. We take a collaborative approach, both with each other and with our clients, to ensure that we provide a comprehensive service that facilities every commercial or personal need. Clients need advisors who understand their business and the environment in which they operate, and who can see the bigger picture that drives every decision at every stage of a business’ life cycle.

We also believe clients value advisors who are approachable and down to earth, and don’t blindside them with jargon or over-complicate already challenging situations. In particular the SA Law Family team take the time to make our clients feel at ease and they know we are ready and willing to listen whenever they need us. We like to think that our legal skills and client service are second to none, and are extremely pleased that our clients agree.

My sincere congratulations to all of the talented SA Law team who have received the praise they so deserve."

The Legal 500’s findings, and comments from our clients and peers can be found here: https://www.legal500.com/c/south-east/employment/employment-beds-bucks-herts-middx/

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Good advice when we need it, help in giving clear direction and options and easy communication.
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All the staff we interface with at SA Law are warm characters, they make you feel at home and therefore at ease and you never feel intimidated by them as you do with some practices. Their culture is very comfortable from a client’s point of view. 
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I have found them to be extremely dedicated to the interests of their clients, very hard working and very experienced, both commercially and technically.
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Really give you confidence that they can resolve any issue you throw at them. Nice people to work with too!
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The team are very personable and personal. They take time to build good and trusting relationships.
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Friendly, approachable and professional service.
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SA Law has a very good collaborative ethos which is on a par with good London firms. Diverse partnership and personnel.
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Very strong family team dealing with complex children and financial matters in a practical and proportionate way. Realistic advice given at every stage which is client focused and designed to keep costs to a minimum. Very personable lawyers making clients feel confident in the advice they receive.
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Very honest and straight talking – high quality of advice presented in an understandable way.
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We have been very happy with the depth of knowledge and prompt responses we have had from SA Law. They have given us advice which we have relied on heavily in some tight situations. Their advice has always been well researched and holds good under pressure. 
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