A decade of Top Tier rankings for FJG’s Family Law team plus…
6 October 2020 by Rebecca Webber
… other outstanding Legal 500 results
FJG is recognised as being committed to providing expert legal advice and exceptional client service across a range of legal matters, being particularly known in the Essex area for their expertise in Family Law. In the 2021 edition of the Legal 500, this is celebrated with our well-established Family Law team having acquired a decade’s worth of Top Tier rankings.
As well as this, the 2021 edition sees FJG boast eight practice areas rankings altogether, in addition to, two ‘Leading Individuals’, six ‘Next Generation Partners’, three ‘Rising Stars’, and seventeen ‘Recommended Lawyers’.
10 years of Top- Tier rankings for the Family Law team
Most notable in the rankings for FJG in 2021 is the continued Tier 1 success of the FJG Family Law team in securing a landmark ten-year top-level ranking. Over the years the Legal 500 editions have described the team as ‘exceptional’, ‘modern and refreshing‘, ‘compassionate and cost-efficient’, ‘open and up-front’ offering a ‘high-level service’ and providing ‘excellent service across the spectrum’. In this 2021 edition, Simon Osborn, Partner and head of the team continues to be recognised as a ‘Leading Individual’ talking of their accomplishment, he adds: “I am very proud of how my team has continued to maintain this remarkable level of service over an extended period of time, which is a true testament to the training and sharing of knowledge and expertise between the different levels with the team over the last decade.”
Other successes to note…
Also, the Commercial Property team remains ranked as Tier 1. They are noted for specialising in complex transactions and being well-established in catering for clients in industries such as healthcare, farming, finance, haulage, and property development. Head of the team Ellen Petersen is recommended along with Associate Solicitor, Leon Pascal, and Solicitor, Louise Smith being named as ‘Rising Stars’.
FJG‘s Commercial Litigation, Immigration, and Wills, Life Planning & Probate teams are ranked at Tier 2; with various members of these teams being recognised as ‘Next Generation Partners’ for significant recognition from clients and peers, ‘Rising Stars’ those who are widely cited as having made major contributions to practices and ‘Recommended Lawyers’. The Corporate & Commercial, Employment Law, and Personal Injury teams are recognised with a Tier 3 ranking with Senior Partner, Tony Fisher being named yet again as ‘Leading Individual’.
Finally, being named in the 2020 edition for the first time, FJG’s Personal Injury team continue their success being described as ‘outstanding’ with Solicitor and key contact Rhian Lowe noted as the ‘star of the firm’, according to clients.
Paula Cameron, Managing Partner at FJG commented: “In this unprecedented year, I am pleased with the great result we’ve received in this latest set of Legal500 rankings. I am very proud of the Family Law team for maintaining their Top Tier ranking for ten years; it is evidence of the team’s expertise and commitment. What an incredible achievement!”
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