We listen actively to our clients and peers to improve not only our service, but also to maintain our established reputation as leaders.
As a leading South East law firm with a reputation for providing high quality, intelligent advice and exceptional service, our achievements underpin our longevity and commitment in supporting generations of clients.
In 2015 we celebrated being ranked by the independent legal directories as tier one in twelve categories. This is an achievement few regional law firms can claim to make.
Below is a list of our awards, rankings and accreditations.
#112 by The Lawyer in their Top 200
Chambers UK 2018 - Six top tier departments and 23 Leaders in their Field
The Legal 500 2017 - Six top tier departments and 3 elite leading lawyers and 29 recommended lawyers
Court of Protection are ranked top tier nationally by both Chambers UK and The Legal 500 legal directories
Best Trainer - Medium Regional Law Firm 2017 and 2018 by LawCareers.Net
Shortlisted for Insider South East - Dealmakers awards 2018 for, 'Deal of the Year, under £10 Million
Shortlisted for Regional Law Firm of the Year for Citywealth's Magic Circle Awards 2018
Josie Hill won Trainee of the Year at the Kent & Sussex Junior Lawyers Division, Annual Achievement Awards 2017
Guy Evans, Emma Higgs, George Liley and George Boddy were all shortlisted for the Kent & Sussex Junior Lawyers Division, Annual Achievement Awards 2017
Helen Stewart won the Women in Wealth awards - Land Probate Specialist of the year 2017 and Best Estates & Trusts Law Firm - UK
Winners Finance Monthly Agriculture Solicitor of the Year
Winners of Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards for Personal Injury Law Firm of the Year
Shortlisted by The Lawyer 2017 for Regional Law Firm of The Year
Winners of 'Commercial Property Team of the Year 2017' by Solicitors Journal
Winners of 'Excellence in Private Client Practice' by The Law Society 2016
Winners of 'Personal Injury Team of the Year' by The Modern Law Awards 2016
Awarded Excellence in Employment Law by Wealth & Finance 2017
Listed as one of the top Family Law firms by ePrivateClient for Family and Private Client - 2018
Citywealth Leaders: Nicola Plant, Helen Stewart, Stuart Goodbody with Citywealth Magazine
Helen Stewart was awarded Best Female in Probate Leadership 2016 - UK by Wealth & Finance 2016
Best Lawyer: Gilbert Green and Nick Hobden have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the sixth edition of Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2017
Kirstie Hancock won Paralegal of the Year at the Junior Law Division Achievement Awards at the Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and District Law Society Annual Dinner
Jennifer Hawkes won Trainee Solicitor of the Year at the Junior Law Division Achievement Awards at the Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and District Law Society Annual Dinner
Faye Cook won Junior Lawyer of Year at the Junior Law Division Achievement Awards at the Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and District Law Society Annual Dinner
Shortlisted by Solicitors Journal for Conveyancing and Private Client
Shortlisted by Modern Law Awards for Private Client team of the year, Property team of the year.
Winner of the Kent and East Sussex JLD Junior Lawyer of the Year 2016 award.
Shortlisted by CityWealth Magic Circle Awards 2016 for Regional law firm of the year, Property law firm of the year and Family law firm of the year
The Legal 500 UK 2015 firm of the year for Court of Protection
Super Lawyer 2016: Joanne Gallagher, Partner in Corporate & Commercial is one of 70 lawyers listed by Thomson Reuters. James Cradick is recognised as a Rising Star
Guinness World Records – Oldest law firm in operation.
Lexel - The practice is accredited by Lexel for our excellence in legal practice management
The Law Society - Conveyancing quality
The Law Society - Personal Injury
The Law Society - Clinical Negligence
The Office of Public Guardian. Martin Terrell, Partner in Court of Protection retained his place on this highly regarded government panel
Headway Injury Solicitor 2018
- Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
- Accredited practice: Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury
- Assessor: Fiona Follis, Graham Bell
- Fellow: Graham Bell,
- Clinical Negligence Specialist: Fiona Follis, Graham Bell
- Specialist Senior Litigator: Fiona Mills, Jonathan Herbert
- Specialist Litigator: James Cahan, Jennifer Waight, Oliver Chapman
Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA)
- Accredited Solicitors: Fiona Follis, James Cahan.