Managing Partner praises ‘exceptional’ response to pandemic

22 Oct 2021

DMH Stallard receives glowing industry plaudits
Leading South East law firm DMH Stallard has received another ringing endorsement from Chambers in their latest UK 2022 Guide. Chambers is recognised as the leading authority for ranking the most outstanding law firms and lawyers throughout the world.
The high level results have been hailed as ‘exceptional’, particularly in light of the unprecedented changes in working practices as a consequence of the pandemic.  
Eight teams maintained their Band 1 position. They are:

•    Banking & Finance 
•    Clinical Negligence
•    Corporate/M&A 
•    Employment
•    Environment 
•    Family
•    Intellectual Property
•    Planning

One partner, Tessa Grayson, was newly promoted to top individual ranking, reflecting her outstanding reputation in the field of clinical negligence.  She joins Heidi Copland, Gwen Godfrey, Jonathan Grant, Helen Mead, Abigail Owen and Mark Rennie as one of  seven partners at DMH Stallard who hold this exclusive status.  
Richard Pollins, Managing Partner at DMH Stallard, said:
“Little did we know back in March 2020, that over a year and a half later we would still have the reality of Covid-19 casting a shadow over all of us.  Yet, I continue to be impressed by and proud of the exceptional way all my colleagues meet those challenges and ensure our clients receive the highest levels of service and legal advice at all times.  The rankings are a welcome and timely reminder of the high standards we set at DMH Stallard, and I’m delighted that Chambers has confirmed that.”
Other notable changes in the rankings include the IT team moving up to Band 2, Chloe Karamian is new in Band 2 for her Environment work and Tim Ashdown and Sarah Naylor in the field of IT are ranked in Band 3.
 Banking & Finance  The South
 Clinical Negligence: Mainly   Claimant  Crawley and surrounds
 Corporate/M&A: Lower Mid-   Market  The South
 Employment  The South
 Environment  The South
 Family/Matrimonial  Crawley and surrounds
 Intellectual Property  The South
 Planning  The South
 Information Technology (Up from Band 3)  The South
 Litigation  The South
 Personal Injury: Mainly Claimant  Crawley and surrounds
 Real Estate Litigation  The South
 Banking Litigation  The Regions
 Real Estate  The South
 Restructuring/Insolvency  The South
 Gwendoline Godfrey  Banking & Finance
 Tessa Grayson (Up from Band 2)  Clinical Negligence: Mainly   Claimant
 Abigail Owen  Corporate/M&A: Lower Mid-  Market
 Helen Mead  Corporate/M&A: Lower Mid-  Market
 Jonathan Grant  Corporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market
 Heidi Copland  Environment & Planning
 Mark Rennie  Family/Matrimonial
 Simon Bellm  Employment
 Chloe Karamian (NEW)  Environment
 Debbie Venn  Information Technology & Travel
 James Picknell  Real Estate Litigation
 Tim Ashdown  Intellectual Property
 Simon Elcock  Litigation
 Tessa Grayson  Personal Injury: Mainly Claimant
 Sarah Naylor  Banking & Finance
 James Colvin  Banking Litigation
 Simon Elcock  Banking Litigation
 Danos Athanasi  Corporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market
 Gregory Burgess  Employment
 Tim Ashdown (NEW)  Information Technology
 Nick Pentecost  Real Estate
 Emily Wood  Real Estate Litigation
 Vanessa Joll  Real Estate Litigation
 Clive Lee  Litigation
 James Colvin (NEW)  Litigation
 Anne Milne   Real Estate
 Ian Greenfield  Real Estate
 Abigail Maino (NEW)  Employment
 Adam Williams (NEW)  Employment
 Natasha Slabas (NEW)  Family/Matrimonial
 Kelly Mills (NEW)  Litigation
 Chloe Karamian  Planning
 Elina Ong  Banking & Finance
 Kristine Ng  Real Estate Litigation

The full results can be viewed here.

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