Barker Gotelee receives rankings across the board from Legal 500

Barker Gotelee is delighted to announce that the firm has once again been included in the Legal 500 rankings, with more practice areas ranked than ever before.

Private Client – Tier 1
Leading Individual – James Skellorn
Rising Star – Ann-Marie Matthews

Once again our Private Client team is ranked in the highest tier for Personal Tax, Trusts & Probate, with Legal 500 stating, ‘The firm is ‘easy to engage with and understands well the client’s situation‘.’  Head of Department, James Skellorn is again named as a Leading Individual, with solicitors Nick Palmer and Ann-Marie Matthews also named as key practitioners. Ann-Marie Matthews retains her ranking in the Rising Star category for the second year running and Rebecca Dixon is also mentioned this year as a key lawyer: ‘Associate Rebecca Dixon was particularly helpful and dealt with us on a professional but down to earth basis.’

Agriculture & Estates – Tier 2

In the Legal 500 Agriculture & Estates category, Barker Gotelee appears in Tier 2, with Legal 500 stating: ‘The firm draws heavily on the strength of its private client practice, but lead partner Andrew Nicholson has 25 years’ experience in agricultural law and property transactions. Property litigator Mark Wrinch … and property-focused associate Miles Coates are also recommended.’ Legal 500 also recognised the number and breadth of clients, with one client commenting: ‘‘Communication is key – they return calls and get things done. What more could one ask?’

Insolvency & Corporate Recovery – Tier 2
Leading Individual – John Bradshaw
Rising Star – Sarah Mower

Our Business Services team appear this year in Tier 2 for Insolvency & Corporate Recovery with Head of Insolvency, John Bradshaw, once again named as a Leading Individual in his field. Sarah Mower is also ranked this year in the Rising Star category, with Legal 500 quoting that the team, ‘goes above and beyond to help their clients and provide the correct advice‘.

Corporate & Commercial – Tier 3

Ranked in Tier 3 this year, Clare Richards leads our Corporate Law team which Legal 500 describes as providing ‘superb support, offered in a way which is easy to understand, cutting out jargon‘ as well as ‘highly competent, knowledgeable, professional and diligent‘.

Commercial Property – Tier 3

Recognising the expansion of our ‘highly regarded’ Commercial Property team, Legal 500 has this year ranked Barker Gotelee in Tier 3. Partners Andrew Nicholson and Christopher Green along with associates Oliver Ray and Luke Cain are all mentioned as key lawyers to note.

Contentious Trusts & Probate – Tier 3

The team ethos is good and you are reassured that whoever you speak to in the team they are knowledgeable and helpful,‘ says a client of Barker Gotelee which joins the ranking this year. Associate Katie Emerson and Head of Private Client, James Skellorn are named as key lawyers in this area.

Property Litigation – Tier 3
Rising Star – Mark Wrinch

Barker Gotelee joins the ranking for Property Litigation, appearing in Tier 3, with Legal 500 quoting, ‘The firm has ‘a well constructed team of professionals advising on all aspects of property litigation with a clear understanding of clients’ requirements‘. ‘Unfailingly positive’ key lawyer, Mark Wrinch is ranked in the Rising Star category and is ‘highly recommended’.

Family – Tier 4

Our Family team joins the Legal 500 rankings this year in . ‘With 30 years’ experience, O’Brien has a busy domestic caseload, though he also handles expatriate divorce matters, advising British clients based in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman. He is supported by family law associate Amanda Erskine and by experienced partners in the corporate, tax, trusts and property practices.

To review the Legal 500 rankings in full, please click here.