No fewer than seven Sheffield region firms secure Legal 500 rankings for the work on behalf of people making claims for clinical negligence.
Irwin Mitchell retains its top ranking, ahead of second ranked HLW Keeble Hawson, while Atherton Godfrey, from Doncaster, and Taylor & Emmet from Sheffield have both risen up the rankings to join Howells and Wake Smith in third.
Grayson with Watson Easam, who merged during the last year, continue to occupy the fourth rank.
Irwin Mitchell’s team operates from the firm’s Sheffield and Leeds offices, with the Sheffield practice being led by David Body and including Jane Wright and Tom Mather, who are also singled out for their skills.
Highlights for the year include being appointed to disability charity Scope’s legal panel to advise families on potential birth injury claims. HLW Keeble Hawson’s practice head Janet Baker’s willingness to take on difficult cases is highlighted by the Legal 500, which quotes clients as praising the firm’s team of “talented and emphatic individuals.”
Atherton Godfrey, whose litigation department is led by John McQuater, is praised for its “formidable” and expanding clinical negligence team.