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Chambers & Partners 2020


Sherrards are delighted to remain ranked highly in The Chambers & Partners legal directory 2020.

We thank our clients for providing kind and helpful commentary around our ranked departments.

Our litigation team remain ranked with fantastic write-ups for the team as a whole; one client describes the group as “an excellent, no-nonsense firm which really understands business and how to handle complex and testing litigation matters.”

And they received brilliant individual write-ups too: Barney Laurence acts for companies and private individuals on commercial litigation mandates. He has experience in disputes relating to franchise agreements and breach of fiduciary duty. Interviewees consider him to be “very personable, responsive and understanding.”  Karen Dobson has a broad-ranging practice that includes breach of directors’ duties, supply chain litigation, M&A disputes and insolvency-related claims. One client explains that “she looks at things commercially and she is not afraid to take a stance and tell it how it is.” Paul Marmor leads the firm’s dispute resolution department and frequently advises international companies and financial services entities on commercial and fraud litigation. “He is very thoughtful, proactive and also very tough when needed,” states one interviewee.

The corporate team have “a backbone of highly experienced partners complemented by dynamic and capable staff,” says a client. Others point out the “good personal service” and “reasonable fees,” adding: “They combine the friendliness and warmth of a family firm with the City expertise.” They also highlighted Leigh Head as a notable practitioner and is “a pleasure to work with,” according to clients, who describe him as “capable, incisive, challenging in a constructive way, knowledgeable and dynamic.”

Manzoor Ishani has been awarded UK-wide ‘Senior Statespeople’ status for his extensive knowledge of the franchising sector.

Property also received great commentary from clients: “the firm provides a comprehensive range of legal services at reasonable prices,” and “friendly and approachable lawyers who take a down-to-earth approach towards their work.” Sources note that the team is “hard-working and focused on finding solutions that really work for their clients,” and also add: “Clients warm to Sherrards lawyers immediately and are put at ease by their openness, hospitality and friendly professionalism.”

Notable practitioner and “Excellent” lawyer Terry Fendt is recommended as a “very efficient, personable lawyer who has good commercial awareness,” They add: “He is there when we really need him and incredibly effective in dealing with time pressures when they exist.” Another client adds: “He is absolutely fantastic. He is my ‘go to’ if something needs to be done at speed because he gives me straight answers and is quick and commercially minded.”

In the high-net worth guide, the Private client team were ranked highly and brilliant commentary was also received: “The firm seems to be professionally run. The staff I have experienced have all been very competent and efficient. The offices were a pleasant place to visit. I felt well looked after.” Nicole Marmor was also highly ranked, clients say “She is absolutely superb, she actually assisted in a phenomenal way, so we are obviously very pleased with her!”

Geraldine Fabre is ranked in the extremely prestigious Chambers & Partners Global Guide. Clients appreciate her understanding across French and English law, stating that she “can always provide a straight answer” and “she goes the extra mile.”