Michelmores' Legal 500 rankings demonstrate Firm's growing presence in the London market

For the second year running, Michelmores has seen its highest-ever number of rankings in this year's Legal 500 – increasing the total number of practice areas and individuals ranked from 38 to 42 for 2016.

Seven new practice areas were ranked this year, all from Michelmores' London office − highlighting the Firm's continued growth in the London legal market, supported by its Exeter headquarters and expanding Bristol office. These practice areas include asset-based lending, corporate restructuring and insolvency, dispute resolution - reputation management, education (institutions), M&A: smaller deals up to £50m, personal tax, trusts and probate, and trade finance.

The Firm has also bolstered its existing rankings, with five practice areas moving up a tier this year, including construction, dispute resolution – commercial litigation, energy, insolvency and corporate recovery, and insurance litigation for policy holders.

Seven Michelmores Partners have also been listed as leading individuals this year: Ian Holyoak – corporate and commercial, Tim Richards – commercial litigation, Andrew Oldland – health and safety, Laurence Vick – clinical negligence, Peter Williams – agriculture and estates, Carol McCormack – project finance and PFI, and David Howe – commercial property.

The Firm has also increased its total number of Recommended Lawyers by 14 – announcing 54 Recommended lawyers in total.

Malcolm Dickinson, Michelmores' Managing Partner said: 

"It has been another strong year for Michelmores, and whilst we continue to increase our client base in the South West, we are delighted to see our London office recognised in seven new practice areas. This sees us competing with many of London's top firms in terms of expertise and quality of work, which is a key part of our growth strategy."

Legal 500 independently reviews the practices of more than 1,000 UK law firms, teams and individuals, and the work that they have undertaken over the last 12 months.