The Legal 500, the leading guide to law firms in the UK published their rankings for 2016, this week. Clapham & Collinge Solicitors are delighted to announce 8 recommended lawyers and 8 practice areas listed in the 2016 publication, with client praise 'always delivers an extremely professional service and accurate advice'
'We provide a full range of legal services for business and individuals in Norfolk, to have so many of the practice areas acknowledged in The Legal 500 recommendations 2016 is testament to our professional approach and expertise' said Andrea Smith, Marketing Executive.
Mark Kermez, Partner and Head of the Litigation team said 'we are delighted to be recommended by the Legal 500 and will continue in our commitment to being the very best law firm for people in Norfolk'.
Clapham & Collinge Commercial and Business team are described as 'one of the most sought-after firms locally for its expertise'. Mark Kermez 'provides excellent client care'. Highlights included a £500,000 joint venture dispute. 25-year legal veteran Hugh Berridge is well regarded for his corporate advice to companies and high-net-worth individuals. He advised a UK company on setting up a business in Spain, a £3m farm option purchase, and the £8m sale of development land. Hugh also handles leasehold acquisitions for Rethink Mental Illness.
The Legal 500 recommended work practices of Debt Recovery and Employment, highlighting cases where advice was given to an expat client in Spain on recovery of a six-figure commercial debt, despite the defendant's attempt to conceal assets, and advising a client on a disability discrimination claim against an NHS Trust.
Our Private Client team, earns praise for Contentious trusts and probate 'always delivers an extremely professional service and accurate advice'. Tammy Parnell (who is singled out for her 'open, transparent, caring and supportive' approach) acted for executors in a successful High Court challenge to a malicious caveat that prevented probate.
Praise is continued through the Private Client (Wills, Trust and Probate) described as 'very responsive' team includes Court of Protection deputy Lin Whitehead, who is noted for her 'clear advice and efficient matter management', Ben Lowe, who is rated for his 'sensible approach', and Michael Olmer, who has 'great knowledge of the UK and Spanish legal systems'
Finally in Family Law, clients cite the 'impressive service' from Clapham & Collinge Solicitors' team, which includes the 'clear, realistic' Neale Grearson, who provides 'calm reassurance and is sensitive to the stresses clients face'. Grearson is ably supported by Caroline Eaton.