Legal guide highlights the best four law firms in Sheffield

Four leading law firms have secured a place in the 2021 edition of a national legal index.

Saturday, 17th October 2020, 4:45 pm

The Legal 500 is a research, ranking and publishing firm which assesses the strengths of law firms in over 150 jurisdictions.

Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP managed to retained its position in the index and is one of only three recommended in tier one for family law, whilst department head, Michaela Evans, is recognised as a ‘leading individual’.

In total, Taylor&Emmet was recommended in seven areas of practice, including corporate and commercial work, described as a “key name for owner-managed businesses in the South Yorkshire region”.

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The Legal 500 leading individual, Michaela Evans (second left), with members of Taylor&Emmet’s tier one family law team

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Banner Jones’ Family Law and Personal Injury teams have received a tier 2 ranking, which marks the 8th year in a row that the firm has received the acknowledgement of its services.

The guide states that the firm’s family law team ‘are all extremely competent, always well prepared, very skilled advocates’ whilst the Personal Injury team were praised for being ‘happy to think outside the box’ and for how they ‘value the client as an individual’.

Six of the firm’s solicitors have been listed as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ this includes Kelly Parks, Simon Wright, Vice Beckworth, Robert Banner, Shetal Gudgeon and Peter Jones.

Sarah Sadler a chartered Legal Executive in the firm’s Personal Injury team was also recognised for her efficiency and excellent communication skills.

Lupton Fawcett’s reputation for providing excellent legal advice showcased in the guide too, ranked in 21 practice areas.

The business was ranked for the expertise of its individuals and teams in specialities including corporate and commercial, dispute resolution, education, charities, employment and family.

Keebles LLP also made the cut recognised in 12 departments, inlcuding its Co rporate and Commercial Department, Debt Recovery and it also ranked in tier 2 for its Commercial Property, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Employment and Family Departments. Partner and department head Richard Smith is also lauded as a ‘leading Individual’.


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