Continued success for FJG in the Chambers guide
28 October 2020 by Rebecca Webber
In the 2021 edition of the respected Chambers & Partners UK legal directory released in October, we’re delighted to announce that FJG has two ranked Band 1 departments and 2 ranked individuals.
For the last 30 years, this distinguished directory has been seen by many as a reliable and trusted guide to the UK legal profession; being described as the ‘world’s leading provider of legal research and analysis’. Chambers & Partners recommends and ranks the best law firms and individuals every year, priding itself on a high number of experienced researchers, a wealth of localised knowledge, and market insight helping individuals make an informed decision on their legal representative. Understandably, FJG is proud to be named among the legal elite of Essex.
Rankings for the Corporate & Commercial team…
Our Corporate & Commercial team has superseded 2018’s Band 2 ranking again to join the Family Law team in a Band 1 ranking. The guide acknowledges the team’s established presence in the Charity, Education, and Healthcare sectors; highlighting their ability to draw on other teams at FJG to provide a complete service to corporate clients. A source praised the team for their “depth and breadth of knowledge” and presenting “a modern approach with great traditional values.” Recent activity has involved transactions arising in the Construction and Information Technology sectors.
“Responsive” and “detail-focused” Senior Partner, Tony Fisher heads the firm’s Corporate & Commercial team and is ranked at Band 1 individually continuing his success after being named in the 2021 edition of the Legal 500. Tony Fisher is highlighted for possessing a broad knowledge of corporate and commercial work; with strong contract negotiation, M&A, restructuring skills in the Education and Charity sectors. Clients state that Tony “explains his recommendations in simple terms” and “has a terrific skill in listening to his client and giving a really analytical overview of where they need to take their business”.
Recommendations for the Family Law team…
Our Family Law team is also ranked Band 1 in the Chambers guide. The team are highlighted as a leading practice for matrimonial financial cases, children law matters and are esteemed for their experience in assisting with cases involving family businesses, inherited wealth, property, and pensions. The team also handles complex child abduction, domestic abuse matters, and advises guardians and parents during care proceedings. Finally, the team are noted for their full-service support to clients offering a broad range of ADR options, including collaborative law. The team’s expertise is further coveted by celebrating a decade of Top Tier rankings after recognition in this year’s Legal 500 edition.
A source from Chambers and Partners’ research describes the Family Law team as having: “advised on everything I needed, explaining the legal jargon” and they “were very helpful“. Another client goes on to say: “they have been brilliant since day one. I am happy with absolutely everything – they are just amazing.”
Following on from his recommendation in the Legal 500; head of the Family Law team, Simon Osborn is recommended individually at Band 2 in the Chambers guide. He is described as having significant experience in complex financial remedy proceedings involving businesses, offshore properties, and other high-value assets. A client praises his “advice was always spot on” adding: “he was very calm, reassuring and methodical in the way that he explained things to me, and was able to articulate difficult points quite easily”.
Paula Cameron, Managing Partner at FJG, commented on the results, saying: “We are overjoyed with the recognition we’ve received in this well-respected legal guide. As the rankings are considered on the basis of client feedback, this is befitting recognition to the dedication and hard work put in by these teams and individuals alike.”