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Sherrards are a top tier firm in The Legal 500’s 2020 directory

Sherrards has had their best results yet with over fifteen lawyers being recommended and three departments endorsed as ‘top tier’.

The firm received fantastic commentary around the ranked teams and have been noted for their excellence and high level of client satisfaction.

Sherrards would like to thank their clients for providing such fantastic feedback and helping us to remain a top tier firm.

Please read below for this year’s Legal 500 highlights:

Top Tier Departments

Commercial litigation are “an excellent no nonsense firm which really understands business and how to handle complex and testing fraud and litigation matters.”

Other clients stated that the department ‘provide advisory and litigation services of a quality similar to the services of the Tier 1 City and West End law firms, but at a fraction of the cost’.

As well as ranking as top tier, Head of Litigation, dispute resolution and international, Paul Marmor was highlighted as a leading lawyer in the directory – this is The Legal 500’s guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide.

Partner Barney Laurence was recommended as a ‘next generation partner’ highlighting how much of a difference he makes for the practice. Partner Marta Grieve was also recommended as a lawyer in the directory.


The Employment team ‘have legal expertise and practical experience. They are excellent throughout their department for employment advice to individuals and to companies. Their HR consultancy is first rate.’

Other clients have cited that they ‘seem to really care about not only doing a good job, but making you feel as though someone is listening to you and is determined to help. [We] also noticed how they will work extra hours to make sure urgent matters are dealt with.’

Head of Employment, Mark Fellows was also recommended as a leading lawyer, alongside Partner Joanne Perry who was recommended as a ‘next generation partner’.


The Corporate and Commercial team were also ranked top tier. Clients recommend them as a ‘very professional and experienced team’ where the ‘individuals are responsive, aware of deadlines and professional.’

Head of department Leigh Head was recommended, as was Partner Andrew Cooke. Senior Associate Kiall Bagnell has been recommended as a ‘rising star’ in the directory. The Legal 500’s guide to associates who make a real difference to the practice.

Ranked Departments

The Commercial Property team were also ranked highly. Clients mention that they are ‘always professional and commercial.’ And that ‘Terry Fendt and Stephanie Kierans are the most commercially aware solicitors [they’ve] ever used’. Clients also recommend the team as ‘a friendly and accessible team with good leadership and the ability to tailor their working practices to an individual client.’ Others highlighted them as ‘A very competent and professional firm with a good-sized property team. Very approachable, providing solutions in a prompt and efficient manner.’

Head of department Terry Fendt and Managing Partner Alasdair McMillin, Charles Hodder, Caroline Vernon and Martin Halling were recommended and Stephanie Kierans was highlighted as a ‘next generation partner’

Private Client had excellent feedback for both head of department Nicole Marmor and Senior Solicitor Donna Payne, both were ranked in the directory and Donna was also recommended as a rising star.

The department have an ‘excellent manner of communication with clients’.

The firm were awarded 6 of the Legal 500’s logos: