DMH Stallard ranked as 'Top Tier' Firm with 'Elite Leading Lawyers'

18 Sep 2015

The annual publication of the Legal 500 United Kingdom 2015, has once again ranked DMH Stallard as a ‘Top Tier’ firm in no fewer than eight core legal disciplines.

The Legal 500 series, now in its 28th year, is widely acknowledged as the world’s largest legal referral guide with more than 250,000 corporate counsels surveyed and interviewed globally each year.

Highlights of DMH Stallard’s rankings include:

  • a ‘Top Tier’ firm in eight practice areas including: employment; environment; planning; property litigation; intellectual property; IT and telecoms; media and entertainment; and public sector; and
  • no fewer than 28 individual partners and lawyers recommended, with both Heidi Copland, Head of Planning and Tina George, Head of Real Estate listed as ‘Elite Leading Lawyers’

DMH Stallard was also highly recommended in 15 other practice areas including: corporate and commercial; dispute resolution; banking and finance; debt recovery; insolvency and corporate recovery; personal injurycharities and not-for-profit; personal tax, trust and probate; education; health; commercial property; constructionsocial housing; and local government.

Legal 500 findings follow a rigorous independent research process that includes gathering feedback on law firm capabilities directly from clients. A summary of direct client quotes coving DMH Stallard’s capabilities include:

Of the firm’s corporate practice, clients remark: “This is a City-level team. Jonathan Grant and Abigail Owen are both great deal lawyers who move heaven and earth to stick to a timetable”.

DMH Stallard’s technology team are “very receptive to client needs, affable, professional and very reliable”.

Our intellectual property team are said to be “exceptional in all areas and particularly noted for their contentious practice. The team has a very holistic understanding of key issues, is knowledgeable, engaging and down to earth”.

DMH Stallard’s commercial litigation team are praised for being “very commercial and excellent with clients”.

The firm’s banking and finance team are sited as “having an enviable list of banking clients, and a strong reputation for dispute resolution in the sector”.

The firm’s employment team are simply quoted as being “superb”.

DMH Stallard’s planning team are singled out for “carving a strong reputation in the nexus of planning and environmental law”.

DMH Stallard’s insolvency and corporate recovery team are known for being “adept at handling contentious and non-contentious matters”.

A full list of DMH Stallard’s highly recommended lawyers are:

Corporate and commercial - Corporate and commercial - Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Dispute resolution - Commercial litigation - Kent, Surrey and Sussex

Dispute resolution - Debt recovery

Finance - Banking and finance

Finance - Insolvency and corporate recovery

Human resources - Employment - Kent, Surrey and Sussex

Insurance - Personal injury - claimant

  • Tessa Grayson

Private client - Personal tax, trust and probate - Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Public sector - Education

Public sector - Local government

Real estate - Construction

  • Stephen Royle

Real estate - Environment

Real estate - Planning

Real estate - Property litigation

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) - IT and telecoms

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) - Intellectual property

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) - Media and entertainment

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