New rankings for Michelmores in Chambers & Partners

Michelmores is celebrating its results in the Chambers UK 2023 Book, with 13 teams and 40 individuals from across the Firm either achieving a new ranking or retaining their position. 

This year's results include a new Eminent Practitioner, an Associate to Watch moving to Up & Coming, an Associate to Watch moving to Band 4, two new Associate to Watch individuals and two new Band 1 teams.

The Firm's South West Litigation team has received Band 1 ranking. Six individuals have been recognised in the listing, including a new ranking for Partner Jonathan Kitchin and Senior Associate Emily Aggett, alongside the Firm's Managing Partner Tim Richards who has been ranked as an Eminent Practitioner for some years.

Highlights for the Firm include:

  • Tim Richards (Eminent Practitioners)
  • Sara Chisholm-Batten (Band 4)
  • Jonathan Kitchin (Band 4)
  • Alice Daniels (Up and Coming)
  • Charlotte Bolton (Associate to Watch)
  • Emily Aggett (Associate to Watch)

Of Jonathan Kitchin, Chambers quoted:

Jonathan completely understands the issues, is extremely capable and heads a very strong team with vigour and intelligence.

    Holly Mieville-Hawkins, Senior Associate in the Contentious Probate team has secured Band 4 in the Court of Protection UK Wide listing. Holly's ranking has been increased from Associate to Watch.

    The Projects & Infrastructure team, who are listed as Band 1 for Infrastructure PFI/PPP now have four individuals ranked including new Associate to Watch, Jo Spalding. Special congratulations go to Partner Carol McCormack OBE who retains her Band 1 ranking and celebrates 25 years of recognition in Chambers.

    • Carol McCormack OBE (Band 1)
    • Ben Hogan (Band 2)
    • Hannah Slater (Associate to Watch)
    • Jo Spalding (Associate to Watch)

    The Projects & Infrastructure team, Chambers quoted:

    It's an agile team that is very adept at quickly getting up to speed with the complexity of the contractual structures.

    The Bristol Family team has received a new ranking and moves to Band 3, with Senior Associate Sarah Green also achieving an Associate to Watch listing. Partner and Head of the Family team, Daniel Eames has achieved Band 1 in Bristol and is also ranked in the latest Chambers HNW UK directory.

    Of Daniel Eames, Chambers quoted:

    He just seems to be able to cut through the nonsense seamlessly. He is completely unflappable and is not fazed by the most complicated cases.

    New individual rankings across the Firm are:

    Adam Corbin

    Band 3

    Agriculture & Rural Affairs South West

    Alexandra Watson

    Band 3

    Corporate M&A, Lower Mid Market South West

    Jo Spalding

    Associate to Watch 

    Infrastructure: PFI/PPP UK Wide

    Jonathan Kitchin

    Band 4

    Litigation South West

    Emily Aggett

    Associate to Watch

    Litigation South West

    Helen Hutton

    Band 3

    Planning South West

    Philip Barth

    Band 4

    Immigration Business – UK Wide 

    The following lawyers have improved upon their ranking:

    Richard Cobb

    Eminent Practitioner (was Band 1)

    Corporate . M&A, Lower Mid Market South West

    Holly Miéville-Hawkins

    Band 4 in the UK (was Associate to Watch)

    Court of Protection UK Wide

    Emily Reeve

    Up and Coming (from Associate to Watch)

    Restructuring / Insolvency South West

    Of the success stories, Michelmores' Managing Partner, Tim Richards said: 

    "I am thrilled to see so many of our people and teams recognised in this year's Chambers listings.  It is testament to the tremendous hard work, collaboration and passion that my colleagues put into their work, and to always offer the very best client service. Congratulations to everyone listed."