The Chambers and Partners 2024 UK legal guide has been published and we are delighted to not only maintain our Band 1 rankings, but also have seen a climb in rankings across multiple categories.
Employment – Band 1 rankings maintained
Our Employment teams across both our London and Reading offices have maintained their bands from 2023; the Reading office has been placed in Band 1 for Employment: Thames Valley, and the London office has been placed in ‘Bands 2 and 4’ for Employers* and Senior Executives** respectively.
Dan Begbie-Clench has maintained his ‘Bands 5’ ranking for Employers* and been placed under the ‘Potential’ ranking for Senior Executives**.
Further recognition went to individuals across the team; Robert Maddox has been named as a ‘Star Associate’ for Employee & Trade Union*****, and Adam Murdoch, Kate Kapp, Mike Hibberd, Paul Hayward, Robert Maddox, have all been named as ‘Associates to watch’. Additionally, Chris Brazier has been ranked ‘Up and Coming’, whilst Emma Hamnett, Helen Brooks and Karen Holden have all been placed under the ranking ‘Potential’.
Immigration – First time ranking for Personal Immigration
Our Immigration team’s continued success has been recognised with a first time listing in the Personal Immigration category, with a ‘Band 2’ ranking being awarded, whilst maintaining it’s ‘Band 4’ ranking for Business Immigration.
Individuals within the team have also been recognised, with the head of the team, Anita de Atouguia, climbing from ‘Band 3’ to a ‘Band 2’ ranking for Business Immigration, and Malini Skandachanmugarasan maintaining her ‘Band 2’ ranking for Personal Immigration.
Education – Team members recognised across their specialisms
The Education team have maintained their ‘Band 3’ ranking for their work with Individuals. Heading the team, Simon Henthorn’s work has also been continued to be recognised as he has been listed across two categories; maintaining his ‘Band 3’ ranking for his work with Individuals, and climbing from his previous ‘Band 4’ ranking to ‘Band 3’ for Institutions.
Additionally, Anna Blackden and Rose Smith, have been ranked as ‘Associates to watch’ within their practice specialisms, for Personal Immigration and Employment Law* respectively, with Amara Ahmad also receiving a ranking of ‘Potential’ for the first time, in the Education: Individuals category.
**Employment: Senior Executive
***Employment: Thames Valley
****Employment: Employer: High Court Litigation
*****Employment: Employee & Trade Union