17 Oct 2017

DMH Stallard is celebrating this week after the world’s leading legal guide awarded the firm a ‘Top Tier’ ranking in seven practice areas.

The Legal 500 analyses the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research programme revised and updated every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market.

The seven top ranked practice areas are employment, local government, environment, planning, property litigation, intellectual property and IT and telecoms.

Individually, the leading firm in the south east has also achieved the highest distinctions, with Tina George (property litigation) and Heidi Copland (planning) listed on the prestigious Legal 500 Elite List of Lawyers.  The real estate team also had Gemma Penny ranked as a ‘next generation lawyer’ for her work on environmental matters.

Richard Pollins, Managing Partner at DMH Stallard, said:

“I am immensely proud of this recognition, not just because we’ve received these accolades, but more specifically on how it reflects the tremendous expertise and experience of the firm. 

“It is thanks to the exceptional calibre of our partners and lawyers, and the many people who support them, that we have received such high honours.”

15 practice areas and 48 lawyers at DMH Stallard were also ‘recommended’ in the Legal 500.

Richard added:

“The last few years have been a time of rapid growth at DMH Stallard with mergers, office openings and many senior appointments, but throughout this period of change our focus on providing clients with the finest legal advice has never waivered”

DMH Stallard is  a Top 100 law firm in the UK and has offices in London, Gatwick, Horsham, Guildford and Brighton.

DMH Stallard LLP has been recommended as a TOP-TIER FIRM in 7 practice areas:


- Human resources - Employment: Kent, Surrey and Sussex
- Public sector - Local government
- Real estate - Environment
- Real estate - Planning
- Real estate - Property litigation
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) - Intellectual property
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) - IT and telecoms

DMH Stallard LLP has also been recommended in the following 15 practice areas:


- Private client - Family
- Private client - Personal tax, trusts and probate
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) - IT and telecoms


- 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
- Insurance - Clinical negligence: claimant
- Insurance - Personal injury: claimant
- Private client - Charities and not-for-profit
- Private client - Personal tax, trust and probate: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
- Public sector - Education
- Real estate - Commercial property: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
- Real estate - Social housing

2 lawyers are listed in elite "Leading lawyers" list. The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2017's guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide.


Real estate - Environment - Next generation lawyers
- Gemma Penny

Real estate - Planning - Leading individuals
- Heidi Copland

Real estate - Property litigation - Leading individuals
- Tina George

48 lawyers are recommended in The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2017 editorial (listed below)


Private client - Family
- David Leadercramer
- Philip Morton
- Siobhan Lomasney

Private client - Personal tax, trusts and probate
- Charmaine Wilson
- Lorna Fairbairn
- Olivia Cooper

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) - IT and telecoms
- Anthony Lee
- James Orloff
- Mark Harden


Corporate and commercial - Corporate and commercial - Kent, Surrey, Sussex
- Abigail Owen
- John Yates
- Jonathan Grant
- Kate Norgett

Dispute resolution - Commercial litigation - Kent, Surrey and Sussex
- James Colvin
- Jonathan Compton
- Kelly Mills
- Simon Elcock

Dispute resolution - Debt recovery
- Kelly Mills
- Nigel Marchant

Finance - Banking and finance
- Anne Milne
- Gwen Godfrey
- Simon Elcock

Finance - Insolvency and corporate recovery
- Tim Symes
- Victoria Gillham

Human resources - Employment - Kent, Surrey and Sussex
- Adam Williams
- Gregory Burgess
- Phillip Vallon
- Simon Bellm

Insurance - Clinical negligence - claimant
- Lucienne Westbrook
- Tessa Grayson

Insurance - Personal injury - claimant
- Catherine Smith
- Julie Payne
- Tessa Grayson

Private client - Charities and not-for-profit
- Anne Milne
- Rustom Tata
- Simon Bellm
- Tina George

Private client - Personal tax, trust and probate - Kent, Surrey, Sussex
- Belinda Butler-Smith
- Bryan Dean
- Claire Carberry
- Lorna Fairbairn
- Michael Derrick
- Richard Pollins

Public sector - Education
- Rustom Tata
- Simon Bellm
- Tina George

Public sector - Local government
- Tina George

Real estate - Commercial property - Kent, Surrey, Sussex
- Anne Milne
- Cathy Searle
- Charles Pfister
- Michael Nixon
- Tina George

Real estate - Environment
- Gemma Penny
- Heidi Copland

Real estate - Planning
- Heidi Copland

Real estate - Property litigation
- Emily Wood
- Tina George

Real estate - Social housing
- Miles Eckersley
- Roger Yates

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) - IT and telecoms
- John Yates
- Tim Ashdown

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) - Intellectual property
- John Yates
- Robert Ganpatsingh
- Sarah Cook
- Tim Ashdown



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