We thank our clients for providing kind and helpful commentary around our ranked departments in this year’s Chambers & Partners 2021 legal directory.
Our litigation team remain ranked with fantastic write-ups for the team as a whole. One client describes the team as containing “skilled and highly competent litigators who are particularly effective” in addition to the fact that “they take a pragmatic approach to litigation and are highly cognisant of, and focused on, their clients’ aims”.
They received brilliant individual write-ups too: Karen Dobson is active on contracts disputes and real estate litigation, with further experience in insolvency and banking related litigation. One client explains how “she always takes a pragmatic and commercial approach to cases, and she is very good at thinking outside the box and coming up with creative solutions”.
Paul Marmor, Partner and head of the dispute resolution department, and who has a focus on cross-border fraud, banking litigation and experience advising on contract disputes and insolvency, is described as “very bright, tenacious and highly effective”.
The corporate team “maintain a healthy reputation acting for clients in the media and entertainment sector” as well as acting on behalf of clients from the charity, manufacturing and technology industries. One source notes “they are great professionals and they are efficient”. “It is a great firm and they are very responsive”.
Clients also highlighted Leigh Head as a notable practitioner who has a “broad corporate M&A practice, with additional expertise in restructuring and banking matters. “He is a tremendously cool and organised individual and in amidst the greatest of stressful situations, he will always come through for you. He’s a great asset to have on your side; “he is fantastic; he gets things done, is strong technically and also practical and commercial.”
Property also received great commentary with impressed clients remarking how “they act quickly and decisively”. Others reported how “they are very proactive and very pragmatic”. Notable practitioner Terry Fendt has “considerable experience advising on a broad range of commercial property matters, including acquisitions and leases.” “He has particular focus on client from the retail sector”. Terry is described as being “very personable and reliable”.
In the high-net worth guide, Nicole Marmor, Head of the Private client team was ranked highly, and brilliant commentary was also received; a source says that the firm is “first rate- reliable and professional”, “I will use them again without hesitation when a need for legal support arises”.
Also ranked in the high-net worth guide is Asha Ngai, Partner in our Residential property team in London. Asha has considerable experience handling the sale and purchase of high-value residential property as well as secured lending matters. An impressed client comments: “She was very professional, knowledgeable and informative regarding the laws around conveyancing. She explained everything in detail and answered all of our questions.”
Geraldine Fabre is ranked in the extremely prestigious Chambers & Partners Global Guide for her Expertise Based Abroad in France. As a dual qualified solicitor in France and the UK, she assists clients with corporate transactions under English law. Interviewees note “her impressive ability to understand and grasp the law and issues” furthermore, “her bilingual skills were of great assistance”.