The Legal 500 guide, which researches and ranks firm in the legal profession across the world has announced it UK rankings for 2024 bringing recognition once again for solicitors at Farleys.

The Legal 500 has been “analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world” for more than 30 years. They research firms across more than 150 jurisdictions to create their coveted guides which are used by legal professionals and clients alike to make decisions on firms to instruct and work for.

Farleys Solicitors has been featured in the Legal 500 guide for many years, improving its rankings across a wide range of practice areas and seeing solicitors work towards being ranked from key lawyers to leading individuals in their specialist fields.

This year we’re delighted to have maintained excellent rankings in the following practice areas:

  • Crime: General Crime and Fraud [Tier 1]

  • Corporate and Commercial (Elsewhere in the North West [Tier 2]

  • Personal Injury: Claimant [Tier 2]

  • Family [Tier 2]

  • Commercial Litigation (Elsewhere in the North West) [Tier 3]

  • Commercial Property (Elsewhere in the North West) [Tier 3]

  • Sport [Tier 3]

  • Insolvency and Corporate Recovery [Tier 5]

  • Commercial Litigation: Manchester [Tier 6]

  • Civil Liberties and Human Rights [Ones to Watch]

Alongside this, Paul Schofield, Bridgette Hibbert, Jonathan Bridge and Daniel Draper were recognised as Leading Individuals while Kelly Darlington was ranked as a Next Generation Partner.

Mentions were also included for Jonathan Taylor, Garry Leaver, Debbie King, Richard Bell, Nick Molyneux, Michael Corrigan, Alice Wood, Antonia Love, Ian Brunt, Tony Rebello, Angharad Bentley, Ian Liddle, Tom O’Neill, Stephen Greenwood, Graeme Booth, Lydia Griffin, Mark Hague, Ella Holden and Olivia Cooper.

During their research, the Legal 500 interview clients of the firm who provide their feedback on the service they received. This feedback forms part of the rankings and quotes are included in the guide.

Our general crime and fraud team were described as,

‘Outstanding, committed, and serious team.’

‘Fantastic team. Always willing to go the extra mile for the client.’

‘A team that is second-to-none.’

Our personal injury team (including the abuse & inquests department) was described as,

‘a powerful team with enormous experience of claims arising out of child abuse and neglect.’

‘The best firm for historic child abuse and sexual assault claims.’

‘It’s a very person-centred team. Lawyers get to know their clients on a personal level, which encourages clients to be open with the team and helps build a strong rapport. Solicitors are very responsive to emails and have good relationships with the barristers they instruct.’

Our family law team received this feedback,

‘All I know is that I was recommended by a friend to Farleys and it was the best thing I could have done.’

‘The matrimonial team are very competent and provide excellent customer service. They kept me updated at all stages of my court hearings. The billings were easy to understand and the service was definitely value for money.’

‘Dynamic family law team who are diligent and caring. They go the extra mile for clients in every case.’

Across our commercial team, many individuals were personally mentioned within the feedback while the teams were described as,

‘A very professional team with ease of accessibility.’

‘The team at Farleys do their best to work with the client, keeping them fully informed of ongoing progress – they have a good grasp of legal and business risks.’

‘Really understand how business operate and what their priorities will be.’

Farleys Partner Ian Liddle commented,

Our main focus in the work we do as a firm is our clients, so to receive such great feedback across our teams is humbling. We’re committed to continuing to provide the high level of service we pride ourselves on and thank the Legal 500 researchers for their work.

For a full run-down of the firm’s Legal 500 rankings, please visit our Legal 500 listing here.