Cheltenham law firm wins top-level legal ranking

Cheltenham lawyers at Harrison Clark Rickerbys are have been ranked among the best in the UK in the prestigious ‘Legal 500’ listing of the major law firms in England and Wales.

With 11 areas of legal practice singled out for praise, the Cheltenham teams received the highest ranking possible for their corporate and commercial work, their commercial litigation skills and their expertise in employment matters – 29 lawyers were recommended by the directory, including in the strong education and family law teams.

Richard Wilkey, Partner, Head of Cheltenham office

Clients described litigation expert Adam Finch as ‘an excellent tactician and client manager’ and Alex Taylor, who handles personal tax, trusts and probate, as ‘ a fantastic lawyer with a deep technical ability’, while the firm’s family law team is said by a client to be ‘unrivalled by any others in the Gloucestershire and Worcestershire area.’

Richard Wilkey, head of the Cheltenham office, who is also recommended for his leadership of the highly successful corporate team, said: “We are delighted that our teams have been recognised for their strengths – it shows what a wealth of talent we have here. The way our teams work together to make sure that clients have all they ask for, and more, makes us stand out in our chosen areas.”

The most widely used legal directory in the UK, the Legal 500 is considered to be ‘the bible of the legal business’, ranking law firms for their expertise and performance to help clients identify the crème de la crème of legal expertise. The listing is based on firms’ achievements, the quality of their teams and client feedback.

Confirming the level of high-quality advice across the firm, 61 of Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ lawyers, covering 17 different legal specialisms were recommended in the Legal 500 United Kingdom 2017 editorial, with six individuals being named as leaders in their fields.

In the Cheltenham office, the banking and finance team, led by Tim Littler, the insolvency and corporate recovery team led by Sam Payne, the commercial property team led by Mark Fabian and both professional negligence (Adam Finch) and intellectual property (Steven Murray) experts were also recommended.