Leading South East law firm Thomson Snell & Passmore has moved up the rankings in the latest Chambers High Net Worth 2020 guide. The firm’s private client team is now ranked as top tier Band 1 for the region, in recognition of its consistently excellent client service.
The residential conveyancing team is also recognised once again UK wide for its real estate: high value residential work.
In addition, Rebecca Swain, Head of Conveyancing, has increased her UK wide ranking as a ranked individual for real estate: high value residential, and Claire Josef, Partner in the residential conveyancing team has been ranked individually for the first time in this category.
Nicola Plant, Head of Private Client, has once again been ranked individually for private wealth law in Kent. These individual accolades, alongside the firm’s wider private wealth law Band 1 ranking, further cement Thomson Snell & Passmore’s position as one of the preeminent law firms in the South East for high net worth individuals.
The Chambers High Net Worth Guide publication, which is specifically aimed at the private wealth market, covers private wealth management work and related specialisms in key jurisdictions around the world, featuring in-depth editorial about the leading lawyers and law firms for wealthy individuals and families.
The private client team is referred to as: “having a sound private client offering. A go-to for legal support. They are hugely experienced and a safe of hands for complex cases.’”
Referencing Nicola Plant, the guide says: "The ‘very personable’ Nicola Plant is experienced in all aspects of private client work. She assists clients with estate administration, estate planning and Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax planning. ‘I think she is fantastic,’ enthuses one interviewee, who continues: ‘I would recommend clients to her. She is very tenacious but she also has extensive knowledge’."
The firm’s Residential Conveyancing department is regarded as: “one of the best in our area. They are quick to answer any questions, very thorough, competent and professional at all times."
Rebecca Swain is seen by interviewees as: “always communicative, really efficient, and she very kindly gives me her opinion on anything I might need some advice on.”
Sources say of Claire Josef: “She is brilliant to work with, she deals with everything perfectly. I like to recommend her to my clients as she does a very thorough and efficient job."
These rankings come on top of the firm’s departments being recognised in the top tier in the directory’s sister publication, Chambers UK 2020. Thomson Snell & Passmore is also recognised in The Times Best Law Firms 2020, one of only two firms in Kent to be listed. In addition, in the latest Legal 500 rankings, the firm retained top tier one ranking for a notable six practice areas, with a further two moving up a tier, and 18 recommended overall.
Joanna Pratt, Senior Partner at Thomson Snell & Passmore comments, “This is a great achievement and testament to the commitment and passion that characterise our lawyers. We’re particularly delighted that our private client team has been ranked as the top tier band 1. This, alongside our other notable rankings, reinforces our position as one of the leading law firms in the South East providing exceptional service to generations of clients.”