Local law firm ranks highly

The 2008 Legal 500 directory of national law firms was published today evaluating both national and local law firms and their performance in different sectors of the law. Local firm, hc solicitors, were delighted to gain a place in the top law firms of East Anglia for their Crime department and strong local placings for their Family, Wills and Probate, Commercial and Property departments.

hc were the only local law firm to achieve a top tier placing in Crime for the region with the directory commenting that: “Clients of hc solicitors value Simon Milburn’s business advocacy”. Simon is the head of the Crime department with over 15 years’ experience as a Criminal advocate. Both Andrew Cave and John Henson, also Directors of the firm who specialize in Crime, achieved a mention in the directory.

hc’s Family department achieved a second tier ranking for East Anglia – second only to 2 top regional firms. Special mention was made of our position as the only Peterborough firm to be accredited by Resolution for complex financial advice after relationship breakdown. The Directory added “Edward Owen, Denis White and new associate Farhana Butt … are particularly well regarded.”

Henry Anstey’s team in Personal tax, trusts and probate were ranked in the second tier in Peterborough as were our Commercial Property team. Karen Turpin, Associate in the Commercial Property team, was described as being “noted for her advice to occupiers leasing corporate headquarters, shops and offices”.

Our Corporate and Commercial, Intellectual Property, Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury and Charities teams all also achieved a ranking – the Personal Injury team achieving the highest ranking for a Peterborough firm and the Intellectual Property team the equal best in Peterborough.

Lynne Ayres, the firm’s Managing Director commented “It’s always an honour to be even mentioned in the Legal 500 and I’m particularly delighted with our showing this year. The experience and professionalism of our lawyers is recognized by all the positive comments made in the directory. I know that the researchers consult not only our client base but our professional colleagues to come up with the comments and rankings and it is pleasing to know that we are held in such high esteem amongst them.”

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