Farleys Solicitors Legal 500Farleys Solicitors have been recognised as a leading law firm in the latest Legal 500 rankings. The law firm’s Crime, Corporate and Commercial, Family, Personal Injury and Sport departments were all ranked for their expertise.

Farleys saw a number of improvements in the rankings including the Personal Injury team being ranked in tier three (a two tier rise from last year) and the Family team which also moved up a tier. The firm’s Corporate and Commercial teams have also been ranked for the first time, entering in tier four.

The crime department were ranked as a top tier firm in General Crime with Partner Paul Schofield named as a leading individual and Partner Jonathan Taylor as recommended. The firm’s Fraud department was described as being an “excellent team” with Paul Schofield and Associate Partner Sian Hall being recommended.

Partners in Personal Injury were all recommended with Jonathan Bridge described as being “very impressive” and Des Draper and Nick Molyneux being described as “very thorough, professional and easy to deal with”.

Kieran O’Connor was also recommended within the Commercial Litigation team, as was Antonia Love for her work in Family and was recommended and mentioned for her “extensive knowledge of family law”.

Ian Liddle, Partner at the firm said:

“We are delighted to have so many of our departments and individuals be recognised for their hard work in such a competitive industry. With rankings and recommendations coming from clients and peers in the profession it highlights the good work the firm is doing, this is a huge achievement for us.”

The Legal 500 directory is a benchmark for firms in the legal sector, and is widely regarded as offering the definitive judgement on the capabilities of a law firm. A new version of the directory is released each year, being complied using a combination of interviews with solicitors and recommendations from clients and legal industry peers.