Sherrards has had its best results yet with 19 lawyers being recommended and four departments endorsed with ‘top tier’ status in the Legal 500’s 2021 directory.
The firm received fantastic commentary around the ranked teams and have been noted for their excellence and high level of client satisfaction. We would like to thank our clients and friends of the firm 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 Our Private Client team were awarded top tier status this year, attributed to their notable international expertise – advising domiciled and non-domiciled clients with interests across North America, Europe and Asia. Head of Department Nicole Marmor, Partner Elizabeth Jones, Senior Solicitor Donna Payne and Senior Associate Nicola Edmondson were all recommended. Clients said ‘They provide top quality technical advice and solutions with the highest quality client service and empathy. This sets them apart from other firms we have dealt with.’ and that ‘We regularly refer our clients to Sherrards for wills, trust, and probate issues – both Nicole Marmor and Donna Payne provide our mutual clients with first-class advice and service. We have received nothing but praise for them from the clients we have referred.’ Commercial litigation advise on ‘an impressive range of disputes covering major fraud, recruitment conflicts, and franchising, retail and bank litigation.’ The team also handles white-collar criminal matters, defending clients in relation to money laundering, regulatory enforcement, and criminal asset recovery. Additionally, it frequently represents international clients, handling CIS-related matters, the enforcement of foreign judgments and other cross-border issues, particularly in relation to China, the US, and French-speaking countries. Head of Litigation, Dispute Resolution and International, Paul Marmor was highlighted again this year as a leading lawyer in the directory which 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 recommended and noted for her work in the Russian arena and Associate Greg Pooler was also recommended. The Employment team advises a range of clients drawn from sectors including recruitment, retail and leisure on both contentious and non-contentious employment matters. ‘Thoughtful and commercial’ practice head Mark Fellows is an expert in dealing with employment disputes and tribunal cases, covering unfair dismissal and discrimination matters. Joanne Perry acts as an outsourced HR consultant/employment lawyer and is noted as being ‘practical and calm.’ Other clients have said ‘Sherrards are a highly professional, modern and forward-looking entity. Their approach to clients is inviting, friendly, supportive and knowledgeable.’ Others said ‘‘Jo Perry has knowledge on all HR issues. Mark Fellows is pragmatic and thorough; he’s very good at finding a deal.’ Mark Fellows was recommended as a leading lawyer, alongside Partner Joanne Perry who was recommended as a ‘next generation partner’ for the second year running. The Corporate and Commercial team were also ranked top tier and advise local, national, and international clients on M&A and disposals, as well as providing regulatory advice for private equity transactions. Clients have ‘no hesitation in recommending this team to any business associates or friends.’ Head of department Jean-Paul Da Costa, Partner Leigh Head, Partner Kiall Bagnell were all recommended. Ranked Departments The Commercial Property teams in St Albans and London were also ranked highly. Clients mention that ‘The practice is very commercially minded and get on with the job at hand in a professional manner and quickly.’ They also highlight that ‘Terry Fendt and Stephanie Kierans are fantastic property lawyers. They advise their clients thoroughly and have very good attention to detail. They work as a great team and can get the deals done in a professional and timely manner.’ Head of department Terry Fendt, Managing Partner Alasdair McMillin, Partners Charles Hodder and Stephanie Kierans and Consultant Martin Halling were all recommended in this year’s directory. The firm were awarded 6 of the Legal 500’s badges of recognition: