The depth and quality of service and the diverse specialisms offered by lawyers at Browne Jacobson has been recognised again in the Chambers & Partners (UK) guide, the independent directory of comparative law firm performance.
The UK & Ireland (UK&I) law firm has achieved an impressive 38 rankings, including ten Band 1 and eight Band 2 rankings, placing them as leading specialists across a broad range of key practice areas and markets. These rankings include corporate and commercial (including Mergers & Acquisitions and Intellectual Property), insurance (including contentious claims, reinsurance and fintech), retail, real estate, employment, IT, education, health and government.
The guide also recognised a host of the firm’s lawyers as experts in their fields, ranking them across 79 practice areas, with seven lawyers ranked in more than one area. 36 of its lawyers achieved rankings across Band 1, Band 2 , and a further 10 were identified in the ‘Up and Coming’, ‘Senior Statespeople’ and ‘Associates to Watch’ categories, with one lawyer receiving two rankings across those categories.
Other highlights in this year’s guide for the UK Top 50 law firm include:
- being promoted to Band 1 for UK-wide Healthcare
- first time rankings in Band 3 for Competition Law – the regions and in
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- an improved ranking for Restructuring to Band 3 in the Midlands.
Browne Jacobson also continues to underpin its status as a leading law firm in the Midlands region with a total of 20 Band rankings across its Midlands’ practices.
Richard Medd, Managing Partner at Browne Jacobson commented: As we have recently found with our Legal 500 rankings, this year’s Chambers rankings are also our best ever.
“To have been ranked across 38 practice areas, a jump from the previous year, and to see so many of our lawyers across a diverse range of specialisms achieve leading individual status and be recommended in the guide, in addition to receiving a Band 1 ranking for Healthcare across UK-Wide and brand-new rankings for the corporate and education sectors across different regions, showcases the strong talent we have across our business.
“We are alive to that fact that our clients want more than sound legal advice, they want to feel supported by lawyers who possess a real understanding of the big issues facing modern society and can give real insight into their sectors and industries and offer innovative solutions to challenges impacting their business. These excellent rankings further endorse our market position as a firm that is passionate about operating in that way and is committed to delivering that type of service.”
These latest rankings follow on from a successful year for Browne Jacobson which has seen them post record financial results for 2022/23 with turnover rising 12% to a record £105m. The firm also demonstrated its commitment to the Welsh market by opening its seventh office in Cardiff and strategically re-located its Exeter and Dublin offices to modernised premises to accommodate further growth.
At the beginning of October, the UK&I firm celebrated its Top Tier law firm status, after achieving top tier rankings across 27 practice areas for the first time in Legal 500 UK 2024.
Chambers & Partners is one of the UK’s leading independent directories of comparative law firm performance. Rankings in Chambers UK are based on extensive research, including interviews with and feedback from both clients and private practice lawyers, to identify those firms and practitioners who are providing cutting edge and innovative advice to their clients.