The family team was ranked in Band 3 for the whole of the UK, while the private wealth team was ranked in Band 1 in Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds, Manchester and Norwich, and as National Leaders outside London.
In the family team, four individuals were ranked:
A barrister commented that: "The [family] team's excellence is in their ability to combine flawless legal advice and attention to detail in the preparation of their cases; genuine and compassionate client care; pragmatism in relation to costs and advice on settlement and a focus on ADR (alternative dispute resolution) with a genuine will to find the least destructive resolution to a case.”
In the private wealth team, 18 lawyers were named: Justin Ripman (eminent practitioner), John Grundy (Band 1), Matthew Hansell (Band 1), Chris Belcher (Band 1), David Catchpole (Band 1), Andrew Playle (Band 1), Deborah Clark (Band 1), Gregory Laming (Band 1), Virginia Edgecombe (Band 1), Zahra Siddiqui (Band 2), Simon Pedley (Band 2), Lauren Parker (Band 2), Sarah Cormack (Band 3), Lucy Howard (star associate), Alex Hunt, Ellie Milner, Anna Moore and Elizabeth Field (associates to watch).
A private wealth client commented on the team that: “Even though all their individuals are highly qualified and technically proficient, they also possess good people skills and are masters in the soft skills that ensure clients actually take action on their great advice.”