Chambers and Partners, the independent guide into the legal industry, has released its rankings for the latest edition for 2023.

We are delighted that a number of our teams and specialists have been recognised in the guide again.

Our crime and financial crime teams have been ranked in Band 1 alongside head of the team, partner Paul Schofield. Our financial crime team has been consistently ranked for 8 consecutive years and Paul Schofield for 18 consecutive years.

The team received these comments:

“The firm was very professional throughout. They continuously kept updated with any paperwork and the advice given was amazing.”

“It’s a high-calibre and professional outfit.”

“Farleys Solicitors offers excellent support and the team is very knowledgeable.”

Paul has been described as “fantastic from beginning to end. Paul helped settle my mind and suggested the route we should go down. He kept me updated and his knowledge in the field is unquestionable.” And “Paul was of great support in a very difficult situation.”

Jonathan Bridge, head of our abuse department, has been ranked in Band 2 as has Bridgette Hibbert, associate partner in our business crime department.

One of the clients interviewed as part of the research process commented:

“Jonathan Bridge has built the trust and confidence of hundreds of survivors and is the reason so many survivors have been able to have some peace at last. He never gives up and that’s why they are all so grateful to him.”

Reviews for Bridgette include:

“Bridgette has been a great support and she’s always patient and helpful.”

“Bridgette was amazing. She picked up so many things that I would never have noticed. She really went the extra mile.”

Our personal injury and family law teams were ranked in Band 3. Antonia Love, head of our family law team was also ranked in Band 3 of the individual lawyer rankings.

Both teams have received great comments and feedback including this for the personal injury team:

“It is difficult to find any fault when the level of service was so professional. All communication was swift and any gaps managed with courtesy.”

“The Farleys team appropriately prioritise their clients’ needs and work consistently to meet these and provide the best legal service possible.”

The family law team was praised for its “excellent knowledge and understanding” as well as their “fantastic level of service and great communication”, with one person commenting, “They diligently explained the means and methods of achieving the best possible outcomes, which was always reassuring and allowed me to make decisions confidently.”

Antonia Love also received fantastic comments including:

“Antonia impresses on account of her ability, calmness and practical, common-sense approach.”

“Antonia helped marshal me through a tough process from start to finish and was a great source of support.”

Paul Schofield commented,

It is a real honour for our teams to be recognised in the Chambers and Partners Guides once again and we would like to thank everyone who took the time to give their feedback to the researchers. It’s humbling to hear the impact our work has on clients. On a personal level, I am thrilled to be ranked amongst some fantastic peers who do great work in their field.

You can view the full rankings and comments over on the Chambers and Partners website.