Druces LLP is delighted to confirm that the hard work and expertise of its lawyers in its core areas of Commercial Property, Corporate & Commercial, Litigation, and Private Client have all been recognised in the latest Legal 500 rankings, which were published today. The comments made about Druces recognise, in particular, its ability to compete with much larger firms in terms of expertise and the services it provides to its clients.
The firm has gained new rankings and recognition in:
CONTENTIOUS TRUSTS AND PROBATE
Druces LLP is listed at tier 4 and is described as offering “a boutique service which in quality terms compares with the larger firms which do this work“. Helen Freely “has a knack of obtaining and keeping high quality work in this area“
PERSONAL TAX, TRUSTS AND PROBATE
Druces LLP is listed at tier 5 and has an “excellent wills and estate planning practice“. Roy Campbell is “knowledgeable and sympathetic” and Richard Monkcom has “extensive knowledge“.
Druces LLP is listed at tier 5, and the “extremely diligent and responsive” Julian Johnstone leads the practice.
The firm has maintained its existing rankings in:
CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL: M&A SMALLER DEALS, UP TO £50M
Druces LLP is listed at tier 3 and described as a “strong team” with a steady year involving 36 M&A transactions in 2013. Christopher Axford is “quick to respond with good business acumen and up-to-date market knowledge“. Toby Strohis praised for his “quick mind and all-round knowledge of the business and finance world“.
CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING AND INSOLVENCY
Druces LLP’s team is led by Richard Baines, described as “highly experienced and thorough“
CHARITIES AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT
Druces LLP is listed at tier 5, and clients are described as receiving “expert advice from a City firm, whose fees are at the bottom end of the City rates“. Richard Monkcom is again highlighted, and described as “experienced, independent-minded, and conscientious…”.
Druces LLP is listed at tier 3 for commercial property, retail and tier 5 overall for commercial property. It “displays the qualities one would expect from a larger firm“. Nicholas Brent and Suzanne Middleton-Lindsley “clearly understand the commercial imperatives“. Stephen Kingsley and Leah Freeman are “extremely knowledgeable“.
Congratulations to all of the fee-earners and partners in the teams recognised in this year’s Legal 500 and those recognised individually, and thanks to all those of our clients and contacts who so kindly provided feedback to Legal 500 about us.