Bevan Brittan has once again recorded impressive rankings in the highly respected independent directory to the legal sector, Legal 500.

The firm has increased both the number of ‘tier one’ practice area rankings and elite ‘leading lawyers’ in the newly published 2020 directory, while a number of lawyers are also included in the ‘next generation’ and ‘rising star’ lists.

Bevan Brittan has been ranked ‘tier one’ across eight practice areas, up from seven last year. These are: Local Government (London, South West), Health (London, South West), Employment (South West), Clinical Negligence – defendant (South West, West Midlands) and Social Housing (Yorkshire).

In total, Bevan Brittan is now ranked across 40 practice areas.

There are 13 individuals ranked as ‘leading lawyers’, up from 12 last year, demonstrating the breadth of the firm’s expertise across a wide range of areas:

  • Nadeem Arshad (Energy)
  • Judith Barnes (Local Government)
  • Virginia Cooper (Professional Discipline)
  • Adrian Dagnall (Clinical Negligence)
  • Joanne Easterbrook (Clinical Negligence)
  • Julian Hoskins (Employment)
  • David Hutton (Local Government)
  • Rosemary Jago (Health)
  • Sarah Lamont (Employment)
  • Joanna Lloyd (Clinical Negligence – defendant)
  • Sharon Renouf (Health)
  • Louise Robling (Construction)
  • Paul Taverner (Personal Injury – defendant)

The firm also has three lawyers ranked as ‘next generation lawyers’ and three who make the ‘rising star’ category.

Duncan Weir, managing partner at Bevan Brittan, said:

“In a market where sector knowledge, quality of service and depth of legal expertise is everything, it is pleasing to see such a strong performance from the firm in the Legal 500 rankings. We continue to work in partnership alongside our clients and provide high quality legal and regulatory advice that delivers outstanding results.

“I am delighted that our growing legal teams in the Leeds office, which opened a few years ago, has recorded its first tier one ranking for social housing and our healthcare team has achieved a tier two ranking, plus our Bristol office has risen to tier one for its clinical negligence – defendant work.

“We place a huge emphasis on the quality of our talented lawyers, so I am delighted at the number of our leading lawyers and young talent to watch.

“After a strong financial year last year, these rankings underline that we are well-placed to continue growing our market share and expanding our business.”