Shropshire and Herefordshire law firm Lanyon Bowdler continues to receive numerous recommendations by the leading Legal Sector Directory. Now in its twenty-fifth edition, the Legal 500 (http://www.legal500.com/c/west-midlands/overview/regional-review) provides independent, unbiased feedback on leading law firms and lawyers across the UK as well as worldwide. The rankings are based on careful research, including conversations with clients as well as in-depth submissions.
The firm has been recommended in the 2012 edition of The Legal 500 in 11 areas of work. This year sees rankings improve for both corporate & commercial and personal injury – Lanyon Bowdler is now placed in the top six West Midlands firms (including Birmingham) in personal injury and in the top nine outside Birmingham in corporate work.
The directory highlights the expertise of several key individuals, including senior partner and head of the family team Peter Flint, who is quoted as being “knowledgeable”. Partner and head of personal injury, Neil Lorimer is recognised as “conscientious and meticulous”. His team gets mentioned for its “particular expertise in acquired brain injury and amputation cases”. The directory states that corporate partner, Richard Murrall “gets the deal done” and his team has a “very pragmatic and cost effective approach”.
The ‘very commercially aware’ Brian Evans gets a strong mention as head of dispute resolution.
Managing partner, David Battisby, says of the firm’s recommendations: “I am particularly pleased to see improved rankings for two of our teams. It is also satisfying to see the continued recognition for so many departments and key individuals. These successes are really down to their expertise, teamwork and the supporting references kindly provided by our clients.”
The firm has been recommended by the UK Legal 500 in the following categories: Corporate & Commercial; Crime; Commercial Litigation; Debt Recovery; Employment; Clinical Negligence: claimant; Personal Injury: claimant; Agriculture & Estates; Family; Personal taxes, Trusts & Probate and Commercial property.