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RadcliffesLeBrasseur is ranked as a Top Tier Firm in the Legal 500

Legal 500 EMEA Top Tier 2017 Legal 500 EMEA Leading Firm 2017We are delighted to announce that we have been top ranked once again in the Legal 500 directory for 2017.

We have been ranked in 12 practice areas and 28 of our lawyers across the firm are recommended. In addition, three of our partners in different practice areas have been listed as leading individuals:

We have been ranked in the following areas: 


Fraud: White collar crime: ‘An excellent firm for dealing with fraud, in particular the cases where criminal and civil matters overlap.’

  • Anil Rajani – ‘a very experienced criminal litigator who inspires real confidence and is a strategic master’
  • Stuart Lindley


Professional discipline: ‘Leading defence firm’


Clinical negligence: defendant (Yorkshire and the Humber) 


Clinical negligence: defendant (Wales): Very strong’ team has ‘substantial expertise in medical law, in particular clinical negligence and professional discipline relating to doctors and dentists.’

  • Huw Llewellyn-Morgan – vastly experienced and ‘very tactically astute’ with ‘in-depth knowledge and understanding of his cases.’
  • Mike Scherp – ‘pragmatic and focused advice to clinicians’, ‘lots of experience in clinical negligence and medical regulatory matters’, and has ‘a very good understanding of the issues and how they will play out in front of a Tribunal.’


Charities and not-for-profit


Court of Protection


Family: ‘An extremely polished central London firm dealing with high-net-worth clients.’

  • Caroline Penfold – ‘highly efficient and can defuse potentially highly confrontational situations’
  • Carina Smith – ‘very motivated and has a great rapport with clients’


Personal tax, trusts and probate: ‘Focused, modern, fast and commercial’ – ‘provides a very personable and superb service; it’s extremely efficient and commercial team comes across as down-to-earth and approachable, and “goes that extra mile” to provide reassurance.’

  • Tim Newsome – ‘first class, and can be very tough when negotiating as needed’
  • Victoria Fairley – manages matters with ‘great skill, discretion and good sense based on her longstanding and thorough knowledge of the law as well as a good understanding of her clients’ needs’
  • Jonathan Shankland  – ‘a high standard of technical knowledge and is very proactive. He is able to explain complex situations simply to clients and is very kind and thoughtful. He is a thorough young lawyer with a terrific grasp of estate planning and international taxation’
  • Hetty Maher – ‘a great manner with clients, putting them at ease straight away, and provides a faultless service’
  • Tulin Hamit – ‘very quick and responsive, and has an excellent understanding of how the English and Turkish tax systems work as a whole’


Healthcare: ‘Top drawer’ group ‘at the forefront’ in acting for private healthcare providers and care homes

  • Andrew Parsons – ‘a tough but realistic litigator with a phenomenal knack for handling difficult cases with ease’
  • Alexandra Johnstone
  • Julia Appleton – ‘astute and perceptive’ who ‘can be firm while maintaining a lightness of touch’


Commercial property


Property litigation: ‘Takes an innovative approach that allows for practical and commercial advice to be provided in a pragmatic and effective way’


Residential property


You can view the firm’s profile in the directory here:

For more information, please contact:

Hayley Dove
Marketing Manager
T. 020 7227 7277