Following on from excellent Legal 500 rankings, Farleys Solicitors are pleased to announce the inclusion of four of our lawyers and two of our teams in the prestigious Chambers & Partners Guides for 2019.

Chambers and Partners has been publishing guides to the legal profession since 1990 and has over 170 researchers covering more than 200 jurisdictions to provide comprehensive guides into the best legal firms and individuals around the world.

This year, our personal injury team have once again achieved a Band 3 ranking in Manchester and surrounds with researchers commenting that the team is a “Proficient personal injury practice best known for acting for claimants in cases against local authorities involving allegations of child abuse. Additionally [the team] has a strong practice in a wider range of human rights and inquest-related cases. [The team]Also represents clients in a range of litigation covering fatal accidents and serious injuries, with expertise in catastrophic brain and spinal injuries.” The team “continues to develop its industrial disease practice with a focus on mesothelioma and fibromyalgia claims.”

Our crime team have been ranked in Band 1 for both Crime (Manchester and surrounds) and Financial Crime (The Regions) with comments noting that they are “a highly regarded practice in the North West.” with “noted expertise in fraud and bribery matters” who “sought out to advise on major financial crime involving tax, corruption and money laundering issues” and have an “impressive capability in the handling of criminal trading standards matters.”

They add, “It is a really excellent firm. They give a really committed service to clients.”

Farleys’ Partners Antonia Love, Jonathan Bridge, and Paul Schofield have been ranked as Leading Individuals in the areas of Family Law, Personal Injury (mainly claimant), and Financial Crime respectively. Associate Partner Bridgette Hibbert has also been ranked under Financial Crime.

Antonia Love, head of our Family Law department and based in our Blackburn office has received a Band 2 ranking having been recognised for “her experience handling financial remedy cases for high net worth professionals. One client describes her as having a “practical approach and focus upon the human aspect.

Jonathan Bridge, head of Farleys’ Abuse department also received a Band 2 ranking for his “considerable experience handling abuse cases, including historical claims, with his work including actions against social services. Commentators describe him as “very approachable and down-to-earth,” adding that he demonstrates an ability to “relate very well” to his clients.”

Bridgette Hibbert has been “noted for her strength in a diverse range of fraud cases” and has also been placed into Band 2. “Sources observe that “she is very experienced, very focused and very astute.”

Finally, receiving a leading individual ranking for 15th consecutive year, and being placed into Band 1, Paul Schofield, head of the firm’s fraud and business crime department has been described as “acclaimed for his expertise in financial crime cases, including fraud. Sources comment that “he is terrific,” adding: “He has a huge amount of experience and his level of commitment to the case is extraordinary.”