Simon Thomas
Posted on 22 Dec 2015

Family team ranked Tier 1 in 2015 Legal 500 – what does this mean for our clients?

Michelmores Family team are delighted to be ranked in the 2015 Legal 500 as a Tier 1 team.

What does this mean for our clients?

The Legal 500 is an annual independent directory of worldwide law firms. The guide is aimed at buyers of legal services – clients. It is a comprehensive, written and on line publication that recommends and ranks law firms across the world. Over 4 million visitors visit the Legal 500 website each year.

The Legal 500 conducts thorough research every year into each law firm. This investigation includes conducting interviews with referees.

The 2015 Legal 500 researchers concluded that Michelmores is a ‘high profile firm that gives good, solid service’.

In addition the Michemores Family Team are thrilled to be ranked as a Tier 1 team

So what does Tier 1 mean?

There are 6 tiers. To achieve tier 1 status, which is the top tier, the Legal 500 researchers are looking for:

  • very strong technical ability
  • prestigious clients
  • in depth capability
  • capacity to handle all of the client’s requirements
  • reputation for dealing with complex and innovative cases.

The 2015 Tier 1 ranking by Legal 500 UK gives independent recognition that Michelmores Family Team is a top Family Law team within the South West. The researchers also found that the team has a growing presence in London.

The best legal advice

A Tier 1 ranking is confirmation that our clients receive excellent, in-depth and innovative legal advice from us. With our growing national reputation and offices in Exeter, London and Bristol, we can advise clients throughout the country.

Recommended lawyers

The Tier 1 status recognises that the Michelmores Family Law team lawyers have strong technical ability, a capacity to handle all of our client’s requirements and are able to deal with complex cases.

We are very proud of the wealth of experience of all of the lawyers within the Family Team and delighted that individual lawyers were recommended by 2015 Legal 500:

1. Simon Thomas:

“Simon Thomas’s strength is a straightforward and pragmatic approach to problems”.

2. Louisa Ghevaert for her pioneering Fertility and Parenting Law practice:

“The exceptional Louisa Ghevaert is recommended for her knowledge of fertility law”.

3. Consultant Rachel Cook:

“Consultant Rachel Cook is very sensible and grounded”.

A top Family Law team

From a client’s perspective you will have peace of mind that, through industry recognised independent research, the Michelmores Family Team is a top Family Law team.  Our clients receive excellent, in-depth and innovative legal advice.