Stewarts has achieved outstanding results in The Legal 500 UK solicitors’ guide published this week. Our lawyers were mentioned 103 times across 18 different areas, with 41 being ranked. The firm is recognised in 18 practice areas, seven of which are top-ranked.
Our Divorce and Family teams in London and Leeds both maintained their top rankings in the directory. The team is lauded for having “a large number of high-value cases due to the real strength and depth throughout its ranks”, and is described as “bursting with top-flight litigators of every persuasion”.
The firm’s injury departments also maintained their rankings, with Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence (across London and Leeds), International Injury and Aviation all dominating the top tier. The testimonial says: “Stewarts are pre-eminent in the fields of catastrophic clinical negligence and personal injury litigation.”
The Personal Injury team is described as being “the absolute market leader for high-value personal injury claims”. The directory continues its praise, saying: “Members of the ‘unrivalled team’ are known both for their ‘legal and medical knowledge and for their level of client care’.”
The International Injury and Aviation teams are top-ranked together under the Travel section of the guide. The guides states: “Stewarts are the market leaders in this area, they are the go-to firm for high value personal injury work with an international or aviation dimension.” About the lawyers in the team, the guide states: “The quality of their personnel is absolutely peerless which translates into an exceptional client service.”
The top-ranked London and Leeds Clinical Negligence teams are praised for their work with the most complex cases involving spinal injuries, failures in mental health care leading to catastrophic injury, and paediatric cases.
Our top-ranked Commercial Litigation team in Leeds is praised as being “fiercely dedicated to their clients. They are strategic and often ahead of the market.” The London team is ranked for its premium litigation work this year and described as having a “’fearless, intelligent, tactical’ approach to bringing claims”.
The Commercial Litigation team also continues to be ranked for its banking litigation expertise, with clients stating the team “punches far above its weight in terms of quality of services and the talent it attracts in partners”.
The Fraud team is also ranked, with one source stating: “Stewarts are a highly devoted and determined practice with a clear sense of purpose.” Another says the team “compares very well with peers and is easy to recommend”.
The Competition Litigation team, fresh from their success in the Supreme Court earlier this year in the interchange fee litigation, are ranked and praised for their “excellent judgment”. The team is described as “Market-leading claimant lawyers, highly commercial and excellent at achieving quality results for the client.”
Our Financial Crime team is recognised for its advice to both individuals and corporates, and is described as being, “at the top of its game with an exceptional reputation”. One source states: “The team has significant experience and skill in managing challenging corporate and individual engagements.” It is praised for its ability to help clients with a broad range of issues that are often inter-related.
Our ranked Tax Litigation and Investigations team are said to “inspire confidence with their determination”. One source says: “The team have a perfect blend of cut and thrust litigation experience coupled with deep tax law knowledge… having senior team members from a diverse range of tax law backgrounds.”
Our Trust and Probate Litigation team is described as combining, “all the savvy of a top-flight niche litigation firm with the suave sophistication private clients have come to expect”. The guide continues: “The team is involved in the largest trust disputes, and the depth of knowledge and experience provides clients with a first-class service.”
Our “reliable Employment team” is ranked in the guide and praised for “delivering a high level of client care”. The team’s expertise in advising on individual and team moves, whilstleblowing and discrimination claims is noted.
The firm is also ranked for International Arbitration, and praised for having “intrinsic international arbitration knowledge”. One source says: “As a disputes-only firm, Stewarts is focused on arbitration in a way that other firms are not.” The team’s strong Africa-related disputes practice is mentioned, alongside its experience in the power, oil and gas and telecoms sectors.
Our Media Disputes team makes its debut this year in the Reputation Management rankings. One source says: “It is to their advantage and that of their clients that they are not a niche media-law firm, since they are able to draw on such expertise in other fields.” Their ability to advise both high-net-worth individuals and corporates is praised.
Stewarts’ full rankings in The Legal 500 can be found here.
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