Our highest number of practice areas to date ranked in the Legal500…
9 October 2019 by Rebecca Webber
Fisher Jones Greenwood is recognised across Essex as a trusted advisor offering exceptional client care when it comes to legal matters. So, it’s no surprise that the latest Legal500 rankings, we have recognised with the highest number of practice areas to date.
In the 2020 edition, the Family and Commercial Property teams remain Top Tier, the Wills, Life Planning and Probate team move into Tier 2, while our Personal Injury team is ranked for the first time. In addition, FJG boast one ‘Leading Individual’, six ‘Next Generation Partners’, 18 ‘Recommended Lawyers’ and 3 ‘Rising Stars’ demonstrating the firm’s commitment to developing new talent within the legal sector.
The Commercial Property department remains ranked as Tier 1, and is described as ‘a team that really care passionately about the advice’ offered, ‘with solutions that are tailored specifically to each client’. Head of Department, Ellen Petersen is described as ‘an expert in her field’ and will ‘always goes the extra mile’. Newly promoted Associate Solicitor, Leon Pascal and Solicitor, Louise Smith are also named as ‘Rising Stars’.
With continued Tier 1 success, the ‘efficient and professional’ Family team maintains its top-level ranking. Simon Osborn, Partner and Head of Department continues to be recognised as a ‘Leading Individual’ and is described as ‘diplomatic’, ‘friendly’ and ‘professional’. Rachel Earnshaw is also ranked as a ‘Next Generation Partner’.
Notably this year, our ‘first class‘ Wills, Life Planning and Probate team have moved up to Tier 2 bolstering their position as an exceptional team. Head of Department, Susanne Grimwade is described as giving ‘outstanding service to her clients’, Sarah Rankin is identified for her ‘invaluable approach’ whilst Andrea Godfrey is ranked as a ‘Next Generation Partner’ and Amy Burton, a ‘Rising Star’.
FJG’s Personal Injury, Corporate and Commercial and Employment teams are recognised with a Tier 3 ranking. Senior Partner, Tony Fisher is recognised as a Leading Individual and Partners, Ashton Carter and Leah Groves from the ‘outstanding’ Corporate and Commercial team are named as ‘Next Generation Partners’ being described as ‘helpful, available and diligent’ with ‘in-depth and specialist knowledge’ respectively. Finally, the Employment team are recognised as being able to leverage expertise from the firm’s other teams, offering clients and a blend of contentious and non-contentious services, mirroring FJG’s commitment to offering all legal services under one roof.
Paula Fowler, Managing Partner commented: “I’m overjoyed with the recognition we’ve received in this latest set of Legal500 rankings. It’s rewarding to see we have new practice areas ranked, individuals highlighted for their levels of expertise and commitment, and continued improvement in our rankings from last year. ”
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