Thursfields once again highly commended in the latest Legal 500 publication.

Thursfields’ Family Law Team has maintained its Tier 1 ranking in the Legal 500 and is the only West Midlands-based firm with three Directors, Nadia Davis, Shane Miller and Philip Rea recognised as Leading Individuals in Family Law.

Philip Rea, described as a ‘Titan of the Midlands’ and Shane Miller, Head of Family, are recognised for their ability to stay composed in stressful situations and provide practical advice. Thursfields welcomed Nadia Davis earlier this year, whose extensive experience and keen intellect have earned her recognition as a top professional who ‘deals easily with the most complex and high-value cases with a no-nonsense attitude.’ Harbinder Gosal was also recognised as a Next Generation Partner.

The team is described as ‘extremely professional, knowledgeable’ and who ‘truly care about their clients’ well-being and go above and beyond to ensure that they get the best possible outcome’.

The firm’s Commercial Litigation team has also been raised to Tier 1 and is described as ’a top-rate team that oozes confidence’ and that can advise on an array of matters, with significant expertise in shareholder disputes. One testimonial wrote: ‘They punch very much above their weight and have the kind of heavyweight litigation that city centre firms would dream of.’

Associate Director, Richard Howell joined Thursfields from Clarke Wilmott earlier this year and is mentioned as a key lawyer being ‘conscientious, smart, and astute to clients’ needs.’

Thursfields Corporate and Commercial team has been ranked Tier 2 and is commended as a team who ‘provides excellent insight and advice’ to a strong mix of SMEs, owner-managed, and family businesses seeking assistance on corporate sell-side deals and reorganisations. Gareth Burge retained his ‘Leading Individual’ title and Tim Edwards retained ‘Next Generation Partner’ and is noted for his ‘outstanding’ expertise in healthcare M&A. The Corporate team is described as ‘super helpful’ and ‘incorporates a partner-led approach’ meaning ‘that any contentious issues are dealt with quickly and decisively.’

In Commercial Real Estate, the ‘forthright’ team is commended as ‘very responsive’ with ‘good interpersonal skills and well-written documents prepared quickly and to timescales.’

Employment Director, Lisa Kemp is recognised as a Next Generation Partner who is ‘extremely knowledgeable in Employment Law – and good at assessing a situation and coming up with options for clients to choose from’. Also mentioned is Director, Terry Cooper for Personal Tax, Trusts & Probate highlighted as a firm to watch.

The Insolvency & Corporate Recovery team advises on both contentious and non-contentious matters, with notable expertise regarding allegations of fraud. Clients have mentioned that the team ‘have superb relationships with IPs and accountants and are regularly entrusted with high-level litigation far beyond their competitors.’

Shane Miller Director & Shareholder at Thursfields, expressed her delight at the positive feedback received: “I am honoured to see our firm’s expertise and dedication towards excellent customer service being highly recognised yet again in the Legal 500. Well done all.”

Leading Individuals: Nadia Davis, Shane Miller, Philip Rea, Gareth Burge

Next Generation Partners: Harbinder Gosal, Tim Edwards, Lisa Kemp

Key Lawyers: Tony Gibb, Jonathon Forrester, Robert Pettigrew, Stewart Coles, Emma Hughes, Katherine Hall, Lorna Tipple, Eilidh Rose, Joe Rollins, Reece De Vaney, Hannah Clark, Richard Howell, Terry Cooper.

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