Hewitsons continues to show a strong standing in the latest Chambers and Partners legal guide for each of its offices.
The firm received four top ‘Band 1’ rankings: for Agriculture and Estates (in Northampton and surrounding areas); Environment (in East Anglia); Intellectual Property (in East Anglia), which has moved up in the rankings from ‘Band 2’ last year; and Private Client (in Northampton and surrounding areas). In addition the firm received five ‘Band 2’ rankings and four ‘Band 3’ rankings. The firm was also recognised in five other specialist areas in the guide.
This year’s results saw two new practice areas achieve rankings for the first time in certain regions: Litigation in East Anglia was awarded a ‘Band 3’ position, whilst Private Client in Milton Keynes received a ‘Band 2’ ranking. In total 21 solicitors at Hewitsons were ranked in the 2016 Chambers and Partners guide for their work across the firm’s various specialist areas.
Colin Jones, Managing Partner at Hewitsons said: “2015 has been an exciting year for Hewitsons, with significant developments for the firm, including new appointments and our move into the City of London, and we are very pleased with our rankings in both the Legal 500 and 2016 Chambers and Partners guide. Hewitsons continues to maintain a strong position across all of our core practice areas, as do our featured solicitors. We have retained ten positions in this year’s prestigious Chambers and Partners guide for various specialisms and gained listings for two new practice areas.
“These results could not have been achieved without the efforts of everyone at Hewitsons and their hard work and dedication throughout the past year is appreciated. The impact of our recent merger, an enhanced presence in London has yet to be recognised within the Chambers and Partners listing and we look forward to next year’s results.”
The Chambers Guides have been ranking the best law firms and lawyers since 1990, and now cover 185 jurisdictions throughout the world. Lawyers and law firms are ranked based on the research of 150 full-time editors and researchers who talk to lawyers and clients by conducting in-depth telephone interviews.