In 2018 / 19 the firm has 21 Legal 500 Recommended Lawyers. They are

Corporate and Commercial: Leading Firm in Essex

Senior Partner Mary Anne Fedeyko, who is also noted as a Legal 500 Leading Individual, leads the team. Her fellow Directors, Nick Mayles and Claire Powell are recommended as is Associate Solicitor Caroline Nicholls who is also noted by the Legal 500 as a Next Generation lawyer. Commercial Property and Agriculture colleague Stephen Firmin is also recommended.

Employment: Top Tier in Essex

Director Richard Porter, who leads the team, and Sam Welham are recommended.

Agriculture and Estates: Leading Firm in the South East

Director, Stephen Firmin, who is a Fellow of the Agricultural law Association, leads the team. He is recommended along with colleague Kerry Addison. Both are Fellows of the Agricultural Law Association. in 2017 Mary Anne Fedeyko was recommended on the Corporate and Commercial side and Richard Porter for his Employment work.

Commercial Property: Leading Firm in Essex

Director, Stephen Firmin,who leads the team is recommended, as is fellow Director Kerry Addison and colleague Mark Rowlands. Kerry is also noted as a Next Generation Lawyer.

Dispute Resolution: Leading Firm in Essex

Director, Sharon Auton, who leads the team, and Judith Winward are recommended.

Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate: Leading Firm in Essex

Director, Fiona Ashworth, who leads the team, is recommended, as are Associate Solicitors Sarah White, Aileen Hirst and Robert Ashworth who are also all noted as Next Generation Lawyers.

Family and Divorce: Leading Firm in Essex

Director, Marcus Price, who leads the team, is recommended, as are his two Collaborative Law qualified colleagues, Associate Solicitor Shelley Cumbers and Solicitor Alison Cantor.

Clinical Negligence: Leading Firm South East

Director Steve Webb leads the team. He is recommended along with his colleagues, Associate Solicitor Clare Sheeran, who is also noted as a Next Generation Lawyer, and Solicitor Sam Welham.

Personal Injury: Leading Firm South East

Director Steve Webb leads the team. He is recommended along with his colleagues, Associate Solicitor Clare Sheeran and Solicitor Sam Welham.

What is the Legal 500? Primarily a reference tool for buyers of legal services, the Legal 500 has developed over the past 25 years into the largest and most in depth survey of the UK legal market, with researchers analysing the practices of more than 1,000 law firms across the UK.

Understanding the firms themselves is only one part of the research undertaken by the Legal 500 teams. Ultimately it is client opinion that matters. Firms submit details of client referees to the researchers and these are taken up and form a vital component of a firm’s evaluation.