DMH Stallard celebrate magnificent seven in Legal 500

29 Sep 2016

Leading law firm in South East confirmed as Top Tier in seven key areas.

The renowned legal industry benchmarking organisation, Legal 500, has once again ranked DMH Stallard as one of the best and most successful law firms in the UK.

The Legal 500 publishes an annual assessment of law firms around the world, highlighting their strengths and capabilities.

DMH Stallard has secured a Top Tier rating in seven categories with over 20 individual recommendations and two partners recognised as ‘Leading Individuals’ in the legal sector.

Richard Pollins, Managing Partner at DMH Stallard, said:

I’m immensely proud of how, following two strategic mergers and rapid organic growth, we have consolidated our leading position in the south east, as well as making significant gains in our share of the London market.

We’ve undoubtedly achieved a great deal, but there remains huge potential to increase our presence in key towns and cities and will continue to actively assess these opportunities as part of our overall development strategy.”

DMH Stallard achieved Legal 500 Top Tier status, the highest accreditation available, in seven practice areas including Employment, Local Government, Environment, Planning, Property Litigation, IT & Telecoms and Intellectual Property.

Heidi Copland, Head of Planning, and Tina George, Head of Real Estate, were both named ‘Leading Individuals’ for their outstanding track records and standing in their respective areas. 

The annual publication includes quotes from clients about their experience of working with DMH Stallard; a small sample is included below:

In Corporate and Commercial, Abigail Owen is recommended for her ‘strong communication skills and ability’ and Jonathan Grant is ‘well regarded'

Simon Elcock heads up Dispute Resolution and is described as ‘commercially astute’, while Head of Banking & Finance, Gwen Godfrey, is praised for her ‘sensible and timely commercial advice'

The Private Client team stands out for its ‘very personal service’ with Michael Derrick considered ‘very knowledgeable and helpful', while the Planning team is ‘efficient, thorough, and knows its subject'.

The ‘excellentIntellectual Property team is headed up by the ‘tenacious, strategic and experiencedTim Ashdown and Robert Ganpatsingh provides ‘carefully thought-out, accurate advice’ in IP litigation.

Richard Pollins added:

I must thank all my colleagues for their commitment and ceaseless hard work.  DMH Stallard is built on their expertise, experience and determination to be successful for each and every client we proudly represent.”

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