With thirteen ‘Leading Individuals’ – including recent addition, family partner Roopa Ahluwalia – three partners in the ‘Hall of Fame’, four ‘Next Generation Partners’ and three ‘Rising Stars’, HCR Hewitsons’ latest Legal 500 ratings reflect the demand for services the firm’s Cambridge office has seen since the merger between Harrison Clark Rickerbys and Hewitsons last year.
The firm as a whole received 44 Tier 1 – 3 rankings. The Legal 500 seeks testimonials from clients. One client said of HCR Hewitsons’ Cambridge team: “Great communicators providing clear explanation of legal requirements, implications and language with advice that recognises the commercial realities of an issue.” Another said: “The agriculture team is highly knowledgeable and has strength in depth.”
The firm’s private client team, led by Daniel Curtis, has the largest private wealth team in the region, with over £350m of trusts under management, and in 2021 advised on trusts with an additional value of £450m. Colleague, Bernadette O’Reilly is described as “A consummate safe pair of hands”.
Up-and-coming partner in the Commercial Litigation team, based in the firm’s offices on Station Road, Stewart Morrison is described as: “truly exceptional, extremely hardworking with an incredible eye for detail”.
Harrison Clark Rickerbys has more than 800 staff and partners based at offices in Birmingham, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Hereford, London, Central England, Thames Valley, Worcester and the Wye Valley, providing a complete spectrum of legal services to both business and private clients regionally and nationwide.
The firm has global reach via its network of independent law firms, LawExchange International. It also has a number of highly successful teams specialising in individual sectors, including health and social care, education, technology, agricultural and rural affairs, finance and financial services, defence, security and the forces, and construction.