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Browne Jacobson improves ranking in Chambers UK

11 August 2013

Law firm Browne Jacobson has improved its ranking as one of the UKs leading law firms according to the latest edition of Chambers UK 2014, the independent legal directory that ranks law firms and lawyers in 70 specialist areas.

In the latest edition the firm increased its ranking status and is now rated first or second in a record 18 specialist areas and of these it is ranked first in 13, a record for the firm.

In addition it achieved a first time UK wide ranking for its Data Protection and Retail sector teams.

The firm also increased its UK wide ranking for its Local Government team, its Real Estate Litigation team in the West Midlands and its construction team in the East Midlands.

The latest edition of the directory also rated a record n umber of the firms lawyers as leading experts in their field. Of the 55 lawyers 34 are based in the firms Nottingham office, 16 in Birmingham, 4 in London and 1 in Exeter. Last year 49 of the firms lawyers were rated as leading.

A record number of the firms lawyers also appear under two categories including Tony Child, Barry Sully, Nick Parsons, Dominic Offord, Peter Ware, Richard Barlow, Simon Tait and new partner Rachel Lyne.

Furthermore, eight Browne Jacobson lawyers have joined the prestigious UK ranking for the first time. These include Oliver Pritchard (healthcare), Richard Nicholas (information technology), Ray Silverstein (employment), Craig Elder (PFI/PPP), Emma Hopkinson (Banking), Nick MacKenzie (education), Tim Claremont (construction) and Oliver Sweeney (defamation and reputation management).

Iain Blatherwick, Managing Partner at Browne Jacobson, commented:

"We are delighted with these latest rankings. We operate in a very competitive sector so the fact that we have enhanced our rankings every year is a mark of the quality of people we have at the firm. It also gives our clients the confidence that they are receiving advice and support from leaders in their field."

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