Bevan Brittan has performed strongly in this year’s independent guide to the legal profession, Legal 500. The firm has 70 recommended individuals in the 2017 directory, up over 60% from last year’s 43, while the number of ‘leading lawyers’ has doubled to eight.
The individuals ranked as leading lawyers span a number of specialisms and sectors:
- Adrian Dagnall (Clinical Negligence)
- Joanne Easterbrook (Clinical Negligence)
- Louise Robling (Construction)
- Julian Hoskins (Employment)
- Sarah Lamont (Employment)
- Sharon Renouf (Health)
- Judith Barnes (Local Government)
- Bethan Evans (Local Government)
In addition, Bevan Brittan has been ranked ‘tier one’ across eight practice areas – maintaining the number from 2016. These areas are Local Government (London, South West, West Midlands), Health (London, South West), Professional Discipline (London), Employment (South West) and Clinical Negligence – defendant (West Midlands).
Bevan Brittan is quoted in the Legal 500 guide as being a “leading adviser to public bodies” for Local Government, while on Health the firm “acts for an impressive number of trusts, commissioners and central health bodies as well as a growing number of private clients who interface with the NHS.” The firm’s Employment team is quoted as being “the equal of any in the field”.
In total, the firm has 40 ranked practice areas, up one from last year.
Duncan Weir, managing partner at Bevan Brittan, said:
“We are very pleased with a strong set of ratings in this year’s influential Legal 500 guide. We take great pride in the quality of our staff as individuals, so it is gratifying to see such a high increase in the number of recommended lawyers at the firm and a doubling of the number of leading lawyers. Our strength in health and local government is well-known, but we are steadily building our depth in advising private organisations too – so I am delighted that this has been recognised within our employment and construction practices.
“Coming on the back of a solid set of financial results, the rankings show that we are on the right track to continue to grow the firm based on subject expertise and strength in depth across our specialisms.”