A Successful Year in The Legal 500

October 5, 2020, By

You may have seen across our social media channels last week that some of our fantastic solicitors have been recognised in The Legal 500.

This directory lists and ranks solicitors and law firms up and down the country based on their merits and feedback from peers, clients and other contacts that have been involved in projects.

Leading Individuals

Four of our specialists were recognised by The Legal 500 as Leading Individuals. In fact, they have all retained their titles as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas:

  • Simon Wallwork, Partner & Head of Corporate and Commercial
  • Mark Heptinstall, Partner & Head of Family
  • Katharine Mellor, Consultant, Corporate
  • Ken Salmon, Consultant Solicitor, Construction & Engineering

Next Generation Partners

Three of our partners have been recognised as Next Generation Partners, due to their exceptional work in the legal profession.

  • Patricia Robinson, Family
  • Hannah Al-Shaghana, Commercial Property
  • Matthew Grellier, Construction & Engineering

Special congratulations to Matthew, who has progressed from a ‘Rising Star’ last year.

Other Achievements in The Legal 500

Among our top-ranking teams is the Family team. The report commended Mark Heptinstall, the Head of the department, as a “brilliant legal mind”, with Patricia Robinson a Next Generation Partner, Charlotte Beck a highly regarded lawyer, and Kim Aucott a “skilled and thoughtful” consultant.

Nicky Collins, Corporate and Commercial Partner, and her Healthcare team were praised as “an experienced, close-knit team who deal with queries efficiently”. They advise on a broad spectrum of work, including primary care matters, GP mergers, clinical trial agreements, corporate structures and acquisitions and disposals of pharmacy businesses.

Our Property team, headed by Zara Banday and Will Henson, is also ranked as Tier 2 in the North West. They handle both residential work for high-net-worth clients, and commercial property for lenders and developers for national hospitality companies and luxury developments, some of which have been retained for more than two decades.


A team effort

We would like to congratulate every one of our solicitors who was recognised in The Legal 500 rankings, and everybody within their teams who supports the great work that they do, day-in, day-out.

Remember, if you would like our expert guidance with any aspect of the law, please do not hesitate to reach out. You can contact individuals directly or fill in our contact form and we will be in touch.