Leading Hereford law firm tops legal rankings

The legal team at Harrison Clark Rickerbys inc Gordon Lutton ranks with the best in the country, with just-published premier legal directory the Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2018 awarding its teams and individual lawyers four prestigious rankings: two at the very highest, Band 1 level, and two at exceptional Band 2 level.

Amongst the accolades, Hereford’s family law team achieved the ultimate Band 1 rating in its category, and was warmly praised for its “high quality services” and “extensive expertise”. Partner and head of family law Andrew Caldicott also received a top Band 1 individual recommendation, singled out as an “absolutely excellent lawyer”.

The firm’s corporate team in Hereford was also singled out for outstanding ratings from the Chambers 2018 Guide, achieving a Band 2 ranking in the West Midlands SME and owner-managed business category for its “experience acting for owner-managed businesses, listed companies and multinational groups”.

Across the firm’s seven offices nationwide, 17 lawyers and 16 of the firm’s regional service teams were ranked as Band 1-4 by the Chambers Guide – totalling 33 recommendations across nine legal practice areas.

Nationwide, other teams of lawyers winning Band 1-4 Chambers rankings included banking and finance, education, real estate, litigation and clinical negligence. Amongst its 17 individually ranked lawyers, four were listed as Band 1 and seven as Band 2.

Matt Hayes, Partner and Head of Hereford office

Matt Hayes, head of the Hereford office, said: “Our teams’ exceptional client service and expertise have brought them these well-deserved accolades. Our clients and the quality of service we offer them are our focus at all times, and Chambers and Partners confirms what The Legal 500 guide made so clear recently – that the quality of our lawyers is outstanding and that we give our clients service which rivals the best in the country, on their doorsteps.”

Referred to by clients looking to find the best legal representation for their business across the UK, the annual Chambers UK Guides have been ranking the top law firms and lawyers since 1990.  Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the best. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.

The firm’s strong showing comes hot on the heels of its success in The Legal 500 listing of the major law firms in England and Wales, published in October, where it was recommended as a top-tier West Midlands law firm in seven practice areas across the West Midlands; six of its lawyers were identified as leaders in their field and 61 of its lawyers were recommended individually for their skills in 17 different specialisms.