gunnercooke achieves highest-ever Chambers ranking with 27 partners recognized

gunnercooke achieves highest-ever Chambers ranking with 27 partners recognized

gunnercooke is proud to announce that 27 of its lawyers have been ranked as individuals in the Chambers UK Guide 2024, marking yet another success for the firm. Additionally, the firm has secured four department rankings, namely in Real Estate (East Midlands), Employment (North West), Employment (Yorkshire: South and West), and Commodities: Trade Finance (UK-wide).

Chambers UK is a highly-regarded legal directory, known for its independent and comprehensive research that evaluates the quality of work, market standing, and feedback from clients. This year, the feedback from clients about gunnercooke’s lawyers has been overwhelmingly positive, with comments such as “excellent,” “personable,” “first-class,” “calming,” and “deeply understanding.”

The ranked individuals are the following: Clive SmithGeorgina TrippRob FawkeNick DuckerKaty WedderburnRebecca IrelandEd JennesonJo TindallMini SettyRichard LinskellPaul CalladineRoland HumphreysKirpal BidmeadSiddique PatelJoe BartlettVitoria NabasAnthony LeeDavid BreslinRosie BurbidgeChloe CarswellHarvey StringfellowSydney FuldaJames PheasantBrendan WalshMatthew GrocockSimon Etchells, and Jen Morris.

gunnercooke’s lawyers have received recognition for their strength and expertise across the UK. They have been ranked in several tables including London, UK-wide, North West, Scotland, East Midlands, South West, Chester, Derby, Leeds, Sheffield, Thames Valley, and Yorkshire. The rankings cover a wide range of legal practice areas including Rail Finance, Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A (for transactions of £5 million and above), Employment, Energy & Natural Resources (Mining: Domestic), Family, Immigration: Business, Information Technology & Outsourcing, Insurance (Contentious Claims & Reinsurance), Intellectual Property, International Arbitration, Litigation, Real Estate, Real Estate Litigation, Sport (Horse Racing & Equestrian), and Transport: Rail.

This is the highest number of rankings that gunnercooke has received in Chambers since their launch in 2010. They have also grown their rankings in The Legal 500 UK, another leading independent guide to the legal profession, with 28 practice areas and 54 recommended individuals.

Please find here and below the Chambers UK rankings for various categories and regions along with the names and bands of the professionals recognized for their expertise in their respective fields.

UK-wide – Asset Finance: Rail Finance

Clive Smith, Band 2

“Clive knows the industry incredibly well and gives sensible advice.”

North West – Banking & Finance

Georgina Tripp, Band 4

“Georgina has an excellent manner, commercial awareness and high levels of client service.”

Rob Fawke, Band 3

“Rob is a technically excellent, hard-working, solutions-driven lawyer who can be relied upon to get the job done to time and to cost with the minimum of fuss.”

North West – Corporate/M&A: £5 million and above

Nick Ducker, Band 3

“A first-class professional and a very calming influence in complex commercial matters.”

Scotland – Employment

Katy Wedderburn, Band 3

“Katy is an exceptional lawyer. She is knowledgeable, personable, commercial and astute.”

Thames Valley – Employment

Rebecca Ireland, Band 3

“She’s a great negotiator and has the ability to deal with complex issues.”

Yorkshire: South and West – Employment

Ed Jenneson, Band 2

Jo Tindall, Band 3

“Jo has a depth and breadth of knowledge and expertise which ensures her advice is not only technically sound, but it can be operationalised and delivered by managers. She is a safe and knowledgeable pair of hands.”

Mini Setty, Band 4

London – Employment: Senior Executive

Richard Linskell, Band 4

“Richard is extremely knowledgeable in employment law.”

UK-wide – Energy & Natural Resources: Mining: Domestic

Paul Calladine, Band 1

“Paul Calladine is a big, recognised name in the industry.”

Chester and surrounds – Family/Matrimonial

Roland Humphreys, Band 1

“Roland’s breadth of knowledge and commercial insight provides valuable assistance in financial remedy cases or divorce.”

Derby and surrounds – Family/Matrimonial

Kirpal Bidmead, Band 1

“She is an outstanding solicitor who has a real compassion for her clients.”

Leeds, Bradford and surrounds – Family/Matrimonial

Siddique Patel, Band 3

“Siddique was an absolute godsend. He helped me in every possible way to make the case a lot easier for me mentally.”

Sheffield and surrounds – Family/Matrimonial

Joe Bartlett, Band 1

“Joe is a pleasure to deal with – he is sensible and committed to resolving matters.”

UK-wide – Immigration: Business

Vitoria Nabas, Band 4

“Vitoria is an exceptional lawyer who is extremely knowledgeable and dedicated to her clients. She provides an excellent service level, timely responses, and innovative solutions and pathways to very complex immigration and visa cases for businesses.”

London – Information Technology & Outsourcing

Anthony J Lee, Band 3

“His up-to-date commercial awareness has proved invaluable.”

UK-wide – Insurance: Contentious Claims & Reinsurance

David Breslin, Band 3

“David Breslin combines great legal and commercial skills. He knows the processes within the industry and is always looking for a practical and cost-effective solution.”

London – Intellectual Property

Rosie Burbidge, Band 4

“Rosie understands the commercial realities for startups.”

UK-wide – International Arbitration

Chloe Carswell, Band 6

“Chloe is excellent.”

North West – Litigation

Harvey Stringfellow, Band 4

“His technical ability and broader commerciality results in having a formidable solicitor on your side.”

Sydney Fulda, Band 4

“Extremely hands-on and a very effective negotiator.”

South West – Litigation

James Pheasant, Band 4

“James has great commercial acumen to push the case forward and find solutions.”

East Midlands – Real Estate

Brendan Walsh, Band 1

“He takes on a mandate and executes it, delivering technically sound and commercial advice.”

Matthew Grocock, Band 4

“Matthew is a very hard worker.”

Scotland – Real Estate

Simon Etchells, Band 3

“Simon is able to anticipate a problem and react to it, and his attention to detail is very comforting on transactions.”

North West – Real Estate Litigation

Jen Morris, Band 3

“Jen always goes above and beyond for her clients.”

UK-wide – Horse Racing & Equestrian

James Pheasant, Band 1

“James’s knowledge of the equestrian sporting world and issues occurring between the sport and the industry that supplies it is unsurpassed.”

UK-wide – Transport: Rail

Clive Smith, Band 2

“Clive is tremendous – he’s always reliable and has excellent drafting skills.”

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