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Posted 02/12/2018



Client feedback helps Willans to achieve strong rankings in national legal guide Chambers & Partners

National independent legal guide Chambers and Partners has recently published this year’s results, commending Willans LLP for its family law, corporate & commercial, agriculture & estates and commercial property services, along with individual recommendations for a number of its lawyers.

For the fourth year running, Willans’ divorce & family law team has been awarded a top-tier ranking for the ‘Cheltenham and surrounds’ area, with sources describing the team as “efficient, helpful and businesslike…they got that balance very well.” Department head and collaborative lawyer James Grigg, who advises on financial remedy and private children matters, is highlighted as a “hard-working and very solid” practitioner.  
The firm’s corporate & commercial team, which represents both domestic and international clients in a wide range of transactional work, has been recognised for its strength across a number of sectors with a tier two ranking.

Department head Paul Symes-Thompson is recognised as having “a very good reputation for handling tricky deals”. Also achieving a tier two ranking is the agriculture & estates team, led by “good, sound lawyer” Robin Beckley. The guide quotes a client who praised the team’s "tenacity, thoroughness and ability to provide sensible practical advice."

Willans’ commercial property team, which has “significant experience acting for well-known clients in the retail sector” and “demonstrates extensive expertise in advising charities on their property needs”, retains its ranking, with partner Susie Wynne praised for her “extremely thorough and patient” approach.

The “well-regarded” Matthew Clayton in the firm’s employment law team is also noted for his expertise, with a client quoted as saying: "Matthew's knowledge is unquestionable and his ability to relate to each business is fantastic."

Managing partner of Willans, Bridget Redmond, commented: “We’re delighted to achieve another strong set of rankings in Chambers and Partners, a legal guide that is recognised across the globe. It re-affirms that, when it comes to the way we look after our clients and the technical capabilities of our lawyers, we’re more than a match for many of our larger competitors.

I am proud that our exceptional lawyers and their departments have been recognised in such a prestigious guide. We are grateful to all of the clients who provided such superb feedback.”

Chambers and Partners has a team of over 170 researchers who conduct a series of interviews to obtain objective feedback from clients and other firms’ solicitors.

For press information please contact Sophie Pope in the marketing team on or tel: 01242 514000.

Notes to editor
Willans LLP
Willans LLP is one of the longest-established law firms in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. A full service law firm we act for local, national and overseas clients.

We are not a ‘High Street’ firm – our lawyers are specialist practitioners and the majority of our work is carried out by partners. Many of our solicitors are regarded as ‘leaders in their field’ by independent national legal directories.

The firm is Lexcel-accredited, a national standard that is only awarded to solicitors who meet the highest management and customer care standards.

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