gunnercooke scores best-ever Chambers results with 27 partners ranked

October 19, 2023

gunnercooke is celebrating another success in Chambers, with 27 gunnercooke lawyers ranked as individuals in the Chambers UK Guide 2024. The firm also has four department rankings: Real Estate (East Midlands), Employment (North West), Employment (Yorkshire: South and West) and Commodities: Trade Finance (UK-wide).

Chambers UK is one of the world’s leading independent legal directories. Its rankings are based on extensive research which assesses quality of work, market standing and feedback from clients. This year, feedback from clients about our lawyers includes comments that they are “excellent”, “personable”, “first-class”, “calming” and “have a deep understanding”.

The ranked individuals are: Clive Smith, Georgina Tripp, Rob Fawke, Nick Ducker, Katy Wedderburn, Rebecca Ireland, Ed Jenneson, Jo Tindall, Mini Setty, Richard Linskell, Paul Calladine, Roland Humphreys, Kirpal Bidmead, Siddique Patel, Joe Bartlett, Vitoria Nabas, Anthony Lee, David Breslin, Rosie Burbidge, Chloe Carswell, Harvey Stringfellow, Sydney Fulda, James Pheasant, Brendan Walsh, Matthew Grocock, Simon Etchells, and Jen Morris.

Illustrating the strength of the firm across the country, gunnercooke lawyers have been ranked in both London and UK-wide tables, as well as in tables for the North West, Scotland, East Midlands, South West, Chester, Derby, Leeds, Sheffield, Thames Valley and Yorkshire.

Gunnercooke lawyers were ranked in: Rail Finance, Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A (£5 million and above), Employment, Energy & Natural Resources (Mining: Domestic), Family, Immigration: Business, Information Technology & Outsourcing, Insurance (Contentious Claims & Reinsurance), Intellectual Property, International Arbitration, Litigation, Real Estate, Real Estate Litigation, Sport (Horse Racing & Equestrian), and Transport: Rail.

This is the highest number of rankings in Chambers for gunnercooke since our launch in 2010. The firm recently also grew its rankings in The Legal 500 UK – another leading independent guide to the legal profession – to 28 practice areas and 54 recommended individuals.

The full Chambers UK rankings are available online here and below.

UK-wide – Asset Finance: Rail Finance

Clive Smith, Band 2

“Clive knows the industry incredibly well and gives sensible advice.”

North West – Banking & Finance

Georgina Tripp, Band 4

“Georgina has an excellent manner, commercial awareness and high levels of client service.”

Rob Fawke, Band 3

“Rob is a technically excellent, hard-working, solutions-driven lawyer who can be relied upon to get the job done to time and to cost with the minimum of fuss.”

North West – Corporate/M&A: £5 million and above

Nick Ducker, Band 3

“A first-class professional and a very calming influence in complex commercial matters.”

Scotland – Employment

Katy Wedderburn, Band 3

“Katy is an exceptional lawyer. She is knowledgeable, personable, commercial and astute.”

Thames Valley – Employment

Rebecca Ireland, Band 3

“She’s a great negotiator and has the ability to deal with complex issues.”

Yorkshire: South and West – Employment

Ed Jenneson, Band 2

Jo Tindall, Band 3

“Jo has a depth and breadth of knowledge and expertise which ensures her advice is not only technically sound, but it can be operationalised and delivered by managers. She is a safe and knowledgeable pair of hands.”

Mini Setty, Band 4

London – Employment: Senior Executive

Richard Linskell, Band 4

“Richard is extremely knowledgeable in employment law.”

UK-wide – Energy & Natural Resources: Mining: Domestic

Paul Calladine, Band 1

“Paul Calladine is a big, recognised name in the industry.”

Chester and surrounds – Family/Matrimonial

Roland Humphreys, Band 1

“Roland’s breadth of knowledge and commercial insight provides valuable assistance in financial remedy cases or divorce.”

Derby and surrounds – Family/Matrimonial

Kirpal Bidmead, Band 1

“She is an outstanding solicitor who has a real compassion for her clients.”

Leeds, Bradford and surrounds – Family/Matrimonial

Siddique Patel, Band 3

“Siddique was an absolute godsend. He helped me in every possible way to make the case a lot easier for me mentally.”

Sheffield and surrounds – Family/Matrimonial

Joe Bartlett, Band 1

“Joe is a pleasure to deal with – he is sensible and committed to resolving matters.”

UK-wide – Immigration: Business

Vitoria Nabas, Band 4

“Vitoria is an exceptional lawyer who is extremely knowledgeable and dedicated to her clients. She provides an excellent service level, timely responses, and innovative solutions and pathways to very complex immigration and visa cases for businesses.”

London – Information Technology & Outsourcing

Anthony J Lee, Band 3

“His up-to-date commercial awareness has proved invaluable.”

UK-wide – Insurance: Contentious Claims & Reinsurance

David Breslin, Band 3

“David Breslin combines great legal and commercial skills. He knows the processes within the industry and is always looking for a practical and cost-effective solution.”

London – Intellectual Property

Rosie Burbidge, Band 4

“Rosie understands the commercial realities for startups.”

UK-wide – International Arbitration

Chloe Carswell, Band 6

“Chloe is excellent.”

North West – Litigation

Harvey Stringfellow, Band 4

“His technical ability and broader commerciality results in having a formidable solicitor on your side.”

Sydney Fulda, Band 4

“Extremely hands-on and a very effective negotiator.”

South West – Litigation

James Pheasant, Band 4

“James has great commercial acumen to push the case forward and find solutions.”

East Midlands – Real Estate

Brendan Walsh, Band 1

“He takes on a mandate and executes it, delivering technically sound and commercial advice.”

Matthew Grocock, Band 4

“Matthew is a very hard worker.”

Scotland – Real Estate

Simon Etchells, Band 3

“Simon is able to anticipate a problem and react to it, and his attention to detail is very comforting on transactions.”

North West – Real Estate Litigation

Jen Morris, Band 3

“Jen always goes above and beyond for her clients.”

UK-wide – Horse Racing & Equestrian

James Pheasant, Band 1

“James’s knowledge of the equestrian sporting world and issues occurring between the sport and the industry that supplies it is unsurpassed.”

UK-wide – Transport: Rail

Clive Smith, Band 2

“Clive is tremendous – he’s always reliable and has excellent drafting skills.”

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