Chambers and Partners UK 2016 success for Barker Gotelee

The release of the 2016 Chambers and Partners UK legal rankings once again highlights Barker Gotelee’s strong presence and reputation as a firm within the East Anglian region.

Barker Gotelee features in several categories this year, with rankings in the Agricultural and Rural Affairs, Corporate and Restructuring/Insolvency sectors.


John Bradshaw, insolvency specialist and partner at Barker Gotelee, appears in Band One for ranked lawyers:

“John Bradshaw of Barker Gotelee enjoys a fine reputation in the insolvency and business recovery sphere market and has a wealth of experience acting for insolvency practitioners, creditors and debtors, directors and stakeholders across a wide variety of issues.”

Agricultural and Rural Affairs

Property lawyers and partners at Barker Gotelee, Toby Pound and Andrew Nicholson, both ranked in Band One for ranked lawyers and Barker Gotelee as a firm appeared in Band Two for ranked firms:

“Well-respected Ipswich agricultural practice handling EU agriculture issues, rural property transactions, tenancy matters and renewable energy developments.”

“Andrew Nicholson is best known for his work in renewable energy, especially wind farms. Sources say: ‘He knows what he is doing and wants to get the transaction done. He will act in the client’s best interests and takes a sensible approach.”

“Head of the property department Toby Pound has substantial expertise in the purchase and sale of farms and estates. Sources say: ‘He has years of experience and does a good job.’”


Barker Gotelee ranked in Band Two for Corporate/M&A SME/Owner-managed Businesses. Clare Richards is also mentioned as a notable practitioner:

“Well regarded in the Suffolk marketplace, advising shareholders and investors as well as owner-managed businesses on a range of corporate matters. Praised for excellent communication with clients. Sources say: ‘I feel Barker Gotelee provides a strong, diverse and personal service to its clients and builds excellent relationships with other professionals.’ ‘Our business structure and needs were picked up very quickly.’”

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