The Chambers and Partners 2021 rankings have been announced and sees Farleys’ family and matrimonial department moved up to Band 3 in recognition of their excellent work in the sector in the past 12 months.
Antonia Love, head of the family team, has also been recognised, once again retaining her Band 3 ranking. Antonia was described as having “a vast knowledge and is tenacious and unrelenting in the quest for solutions and resolution,” adding: “She has the ability to extract sensitive and relevant information with compassion and understanding. Her commitment to clients is phenomenal.”
Elsewhere at the firm, our nationally recognised crime department has received Band 1 rankings for crime and financial crime. Within the team, Partner Paul Schofield has been ranked in Band 1 again, Associate Partner Bridgette Hibbert in Band 2 and Laura Walmsley, also an Associate Partner, has received an improved ranking in Band 3 this year.
Paul was described as “very calm, measured and an incisive solicitor.” “He is an outstanding lawyer with superb client-handling skills. He is a no-nonsense lawyer who gets straight to the issues.” “He is a superb solicitor who brings real tenacity, thoroughness and experience to cases.”
Finally, Farleys’ personal injury department is ranked in Band 3 with Partner Jonathan Bridge receiving a Band 2 placing receiving the following comments;
“Jonathan’s strengths are that he pursues the claim no matter how long it takes, he does not give up on a claim and he has good interpersonal skills.” “He has excellent client skills and is hugely experienced in this area.”
Antonia Love commented;
We are delighted to have received these excellent rankings in this year’s guide. To have improved our rankings on the backdrop of a challenging year for our clients is testament to the hard work of everyone across the firm to adapt to the current climate whilst maintaining a high level of service.
Chambers and Partners is an extensive guide to the legal sector which covers firms and individuals in over 50 counties and cities across the United Kingdom. The annual rankings are decided on a strict criteria which, this year, measured the expertise of 5,293 law firm departments and 10,970 individuals. For more information about the Chambers and Partners rankings, visit their website.
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