Improved rankings were achieved for Local Government, Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate (West Midlands) and Charities (London).

A total of 27 solicitors were listed as recommended lawyers in their fields. The ‘leading lawyers’ guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide again recognised Rankeshwar Batta and Tony Hall of the Private Legal Services team as ‘elite’ lawyers. Senior partner, Romaine Thompson was also acknowledged in the same elite category.

Many of those recognised were newly praised as ‘recommended’ lawyers, including Jane Trevithick (Commercial Property), Andrew Millross (Construction), Ranjit Bassey and Victoria Jardine (Social Housing), Donna Holmes and Kate Jackson (Court of Protection), Jon Lloyd (Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate), Elisabeth Howe and Sally Jones (Family), John Wearing and Monica Macheng (Corporate and Commercial),  Mark Cook (Charities and not-for-profit / Local Government), Sarah Lines (Local Government) and Natalie Singh (Social Housing Finance).

Chris Plumley, partner and Local Government lead at Anthony Collins Solicitors said:

“It’s fantastic to see our commitment to addressing the legal needs of both organisations and individuals being recognised again this year. We are extremely proud to have 27 of our lawyers highlighted as leaders in their fields; all of our teams deliver to exceptionally high standards and care deeply about our clients.  It is great to see their blend of hard work, dedication and skills rewarded.”

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