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Top tiers for Napthens in Legal 500 UK 2024

Napthens are delighted to have once again been recognised in the Legal 500 UK 2024 and ranked in the top tier for:

Agriculture and Estates

Corporate and commercial

Commercial litigation

Commercial property

Napthens’ licensing and corporate recovery teams were also highly commended, and the growing and highly talented Liverpool office was recognised by the Liverpool commercial litigation team being ranked for the first time.

A number of partners across the teams have been recognised as ‘leading individuals’, including “robust” commercial litigator John Whittingslow, corporate and commercial partners Keith Melling, “exceptionally able” Kieran Donovan and Jon Esner, commercial property specialist Martin Beardsworth and rural property partner Andrew Holden.

The future is also looking bright for the firm, with Liverpool corporate partner David Carr and “very thorough and knowledgeable” litigator Andrew Holden being recognised as ‘next generation partners’.  “Strong negotiator” Stephanie Gray and rural specialist James Stocker are named as ‘rising stars’.

Described as “a top team within a top firm”, commercial property partners  Stephen Bell, Marc Appleton, David Hill, Paul Hardy, “exceptional solicitor” Tony Coates and practice head Jamie Allison were all praised, and the team’s Cumbrian growth through the appointment of Yasmin Blamire was commended.  Matthew Parr and Nicola Ciraolo’s contribution was also noted.

The “extremely thorough, responsive and knowledgeable” commercial litigation team was lauded, with practice head David Bailey, Charlotte Barron, “impressive” James Stephenson and Anna Abell all recognised, as was the team’s ability to provide high quality, commercial advice across a broad range of specialisms.

The “true specialist” agriculture and estates team was once again noted as one of the best in the market, with Melissa Haigh and Diane France’s strong contributions acknowledged.

The high performing corporate and commercial team were once again applauded, being described as “very strong in terms of both technical expertise and client service”.  “Venture capital expert” Richard Robinson and “transactional lawyer” Gareth McIntegart’s contributions were both recognised.

The “personable, knowledgeable and pragmatic” licensing team, headed by Gill Sherratt with support from Suzanne Marchese was acknowledged for its “amazing communication and knowledge”, wide geographic reach and extensive sector expertise.

Client testimonials were glowing across the board, encapsulated by praise received for the commercial litigation team:

“I have always found the advice, communication and general service provided by Napthens to be second to none. I am always confident that I am always given the best advice to allow me to reach a satisfactory outcome.”

Legal 500