1st October 2015
Hamlins achieves success in The Legal 500 2015
Hamlins has once again been recognised for the quality of its work and client service by the Legal 500, one of the two leading directories of legal services. 17 lawyers were recommended in 14 practice areas. The firm saw new entries in property finance and sports law and a return to the directory for commercial litigation.
The firm’s Corporate and commercial team were recognised both for their small and mid-cap flotations and M & A deals up to £50 million. Corporate head Daniel Bellau and Ian Binnie were both recommended with Ian described by his clients as ‘versatile, solutions driven and commercially minded’.
Within Dispute Resolution the firm was ranked again in defamation and privacy and newly ranked within commercial litigation. Chris Hutchings was described as a ‘great diplomat’ and Andrew Stephenson as a ‘top- class litigator’.
The firm was recommended in the TMT section for its work in brand management, media and entertainment, and sport. Laurence Gilmore once again received the highest accolade of ‘leading lawyer’ whilst Philip Herbert, Mark Gay and Matthew Pryke were all recommended.
The commercial property team was ranked with particular recognition of the firm’s retail and hotel and leisure sector expertise. Several of the commercial property team were recommended including Paul Spacey, Nigel Mason, and Diana Featherstonhaugh. Diana was described as providing advice in a ‘timely, professional, commercial and cost-effective manner’.
The property finance team was ranked for the first time and noted for being ‘ knowledgeable’ and providing ‘accurate, timely and appropriate’ advice. Charles Bezzant, Ben Kilshaw and Aselle Djumabaeva-Wood were all recommended.
Within property litigation both Kate Andrews and Faiza Ahmad were recommended with Faiza described as ‘outstanding’. In transport, the team was recognised for its ‘strong travel and leisure sector expertise’.
Managing Partner Nigel Mason commented;
“We are really pleased to have once again been recognised across the firm in The Legal 500 directory rankings and to have achieved improved rankings in several of our key growth areas. It has been another exciting year for Hamlins and to be acknowledged in this way for the service we provide our clients is fantastic.”
See Hamlins Legal 500 2015 ranking for our full listing.