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Shropshire law firm riding high in national rankings
20 Sep 2016
by Simon Alton

A law firm in Shropshire is celebrating after 16 of its lawyers were recommended in a leading independent guide of the country’s top legal professionals.

The Legal 500 UK is the leading independent guide to law firms across the country and ranks the best legal professionals in specialist areas of law based on independent research and interviews with solicitors and clients.

Lanyon Bowdler is recommended in 14 practice areas in the most recent guide including recognition for its sector specialisms in agriculture and education, its specialist business services including corporate and commercial, dispute resolution, employment and property, as well as top tier rankings for its specialist clinical negligence and personal injury teams.

Brian Evans, managing partner, said: “We view independent endorsement as critical in helping clients to place their trust in us to look after their legal needs, and to receive this level of recognition, not just locally but across the West Midlands, is testament to the experience, knowledge and skill of our lawyers and their application of that for the benefit of clients.

“It is a clear indication that our clients can be assured of getting the very best legal expertise when they come to us for advice.

“We were pleased to have 11 of our solicitors named in the Legal 500 last year, so to have 16 included in the list this year is a great indication that we are continuing to develop our expertise to suit clients’ needs.

“It is particularly pleasing to be recognised for our specialisms in education and planning for the first time, as these are areas where we have developed strong niches over the last 12 months.

“It is also pleasing to see both our business and personal teams recommended across the board.

“And of course we are delighted that clinical negligence and personal injury are once again in the top tier, which is tremendous achievement and demonstrates just how strong their specialisms are in high value, complex cases.

“Overall the results are outstanding and I would like to congratulate everyone for their hard work.”

Brian Evans, managing partner at Lanyon Bowdler.

Brian Evans, managing partner at Lanyon Bowdler.