A DORSET-based law firm has been named among the elite in the legal profession’s ‘bible’.
Ellis Jones Solicitors, which has branches in Bournemouth, Poole, Ringwood, Swanage and Wimborne, as well as London, has won top recognition in the independent global guide to the quality of client service from lawyers.
The Legal 500 places Ellis Jones as a Tier 1 firm for dispute resolution in commercial litigation, retaining its year-on-year top status for the specialism first gained in 2019.
Partner and joint Head of dispute resolution, Lauren Day, is said to have “encyclopedic knowledge of property litigation and probate claims, jointly leading the team alongside William Fox Bregman, who is highly knowledgeable in banking and financial services litigation”.
This is the fifth consecutive year that Lauren has been listed as a Leading Individual in the prestigious guide.
Individual Ellis Jones lawyers and departments are endorsed across seven categories in all including, for the first time, property litigation.
Other rankings for the firm are for corporate and commercial, employment and private client services, specifically contentious trusts and probate, family, and personal tax trusts and probate.
As well as Lauren and William, lawyers praised in their own right include Paul Kanolik and Victoria Riddleston, listed for the first time as Next Generation Partners.
Others to be recommended include Carla Brown, Andy Kirby, Christopher Pemberton, Neil Cook, Wayne Spolander, Conor Maher, Florence Newton, Katie Brook, Rebecca Bennett, Katie Taft, Deborah Leask, Sean McNally, Ian Butterworth, Georgina Emerson and Beverley Randall.
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Managing partner, Nigel Smith, said: “Year after year, our talented and committed team receive excellent third-party endorsement through the independent Legal 500 guide.
“The recognition is so powerful because the listings are largely compiled on the basis of client feedback gained from thousands of testimonials and interviews.
“It is a privilege to lead the team at Ellis Jones and work alongside such amazing colleagues.
“By adding our property litigation specialism to our ongoing suite of category ratings this year, we are demonstrating even more success in serving and delivering value to our clients.”
Legal 500, which is published annually in more than 90 countries, is acted on by commercial and private clients, corporate counsel, professional advisers and other referrers of legal work.