Michelmores' Private Wealth expertise recognised in the 2020 Legal 500 rankings

Michelmores' Private Wealth team has moved up the rankings for its Contentious Trust & Probate and Personal Tax, Trusts & Probate work in London.  

For 2020, Michelmores has achieved a new ranking for its London Contentious Trust & Probate work. The nationally recognised team has an excellent reputation for advising on complex issues connected with Wills, trusts and estates for both charities and individuals. Tony Cockayne has also been rated a Leading individual for Contentious Trust & Probate team, with other key lawyers in the team being Jennifer Ridgway, Sara Chisholm-Batten, Jane Swannell, Alice Daniels, and Jasmine Davis.

Legal 500's commentary on the team stated:

'The profile of this team is on the rise: it is involved in some of the largest, most complex proceedings. Its USP is that it combines the experience of the big London firms but with the fresh perspective of a firm outside London.'

In addition, Michelmores' London Personal Tax, Trusts & Probate team has moved up a rank to Tier 4. The team, headed by Jonathan Riley, supports individuals and international families, entrepreneurs, family and privately owned businesses and large corporates across a variety of sectors in the UK and internationally. Other key lawyers listed in this year's rankings the team include, Sandra Brown, Jennifer Ridgway and James Radcliffe.

Private Wealth Partner Edward Porter has also been rated as a Rising Star in the Legal 500 rankings for 2020.

Legal 500's commentary on the team stated:

'To have this combination of experience and price efficiency is rare and extremely attractive to private families. Jonathan Riley is very charismatic and engaging and has forged a very good name.'

In addition, Michelmores has been listed as a Top Tier Firm in the following additional practice areas, which support many of the Firm's Private Wealth clients.

- Corporate and commercial - The West Country

- Crime, fraud and licensing - Crime: fraud

- Dispute resolution - Commercial litigation: The West Country

- Finance - Insolvency and corporate recovery

- Human resources - Employment: The West Country

- Private client - Family

- Projects, energy and natural resources - Project finance and PFI

- Real estate - Commercial property: The West Country