Druces is recognised as a leading law firm in the latest edition of Legal 500, the respected international directory, and ranked in many of its practice areas.
The 2021 edition highlights our Equity Capital Markets and Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency practices for the first time, whilst the Mining & Minerals and Commercial Litigation teams are promoted. Other areas of our business – across Private Client, Real Estate and Corporate – continue their run of success in the new edition.
Legal 500 highlights a number of areas for particular praise, including:
Druces’ lawyers recognised by Legal 500 include:
Charles Avens ‘is very approachable and professional’;
Christopher Axford ‘the willingness to work collaboratively and to tight timescales sets the team apart – Christopher Axford in particular shows great commercial awareness and client focus.’
Nicholas Brent ‘breaks down complicated issues into easy to understand segments. He always finds a solution and does so with good humour.’
Adrian Footer is ‘a highly focused lawyer, who understands what our goals are and how to achieve them. He takes a no-nonsense approach with other solicitors, sets realistic expectations, makes a conscious effort to manage fees and – importantly – is readily accessible and easy to speak to.’
Helen Freely ‘is an excellent solicitor. She is always available, efficient, knowledgeable and wise in her dealings with me as a client‘;
Paul Levy – a rising star in this year’s edition is ‘very knowledgeable in all areas of private client law. Furthermore, Paul has always had a willingness to get things done with the minimum of fuss and without coming across as pushy at what is usually a difficult time for the client.’
Suzanne Middleton-Lindsley ‘is a superb lawyer, very approachable and very knowledgeable. A pleasure to work with.’
Dominic Traynor is ‘an exceptional legal adviser – his depth of experience in industry matters and general commerciality provides insight well beyond that expected of a legal adviser.’
Ben Lomer is ‘a very capable lawyer, offering pragmatic and commercial advice to clients.’
Caroline Cropley is ‘exactly what you’d hope a senior associate would be. She ‘owns’ the account, she knows what needs to happen, when it needs to happen and how to get it done.’
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