We are delighted to announce that a total of 14 solicitors and nine practice areas at Farleys have been recognised in the 2017 Legal 500 rankings, released earlier this month.

Farleys partners, Jonathan Bridge and Paul Schofield have been listed in the elite “leading lawyers” list in their practice areas – Personal Injury (Claimant) and Crime, Fraud and Licensing (Fraud and General) respectively. Jonathan was described as ‘on the ball and works to a very high standard’ while Paul was described as ‘superb and vastly experienced’.

Fraud solicitor Bridgette Hibbert has been listed as a “Next Generation Lawyer”. Bridgette was described as ‘tactically astute’ and is praised for her knowledge of all aspects of business crime and regulatory matters; she ‘rapidly identifies the relevant issues in complex cases, easily develops a rapport with clients and has the knack of explaining complicated issues in simple terms’.

Elsewhere in the Legal 500 rankings, Debbie King, Ian Liddle, Laura Walmsley, Jonathan Taylor, Kieran O’Connor, Daniel Draper, Richard Yates, Nick Molyneux, Antonia Love and Tony Rebello also received listings as recommended lawyers in their fields.

Farleys Solicitors as a whole has been ranked as a top tier firm for crime, fraud and licensing – fraud, and crime, fraud and licensing – general. The firm has also been recommended in in the following seven practice areas:

  • Corporate and commercial – Elsewhere in the North West
  • Commercial litigation – Elsewhere in the North West
  • Commercial litigation – Manchester
  • Insolvency and corporate recovery
  • Personal injury – claimant
  • Family
  • Technology, media and telecoms – sport

In response to the rankings, partner Paul Schofield commented;

“Once again we are delighted to have been ranked in this excellent guide to the legal profession, and to have even more individuals and departments recognised this year is a testament to the continued hard work of our teams across the firm.

“These rankings are a great achievement, particularly in such a competitive industry, which continues to highlight Farleys as one of the leading legal firms in the North West.”

The Legal 500 assesses the strengths of law firm’s right across the world, in 100 jurisdictions. Their UK guide recognises the best firms and individuals in law over the last 12 months.