Regional law firm Ellis Jones Solicitors is celebrating its second helping of independent praise from top legal directories in less than a month.
The prestigious Chambers UK Legal Guide 2024 has ranked the firm in two separate practice areas with five individual lawyers recommended and three listed as ones to watch for the future.
Both the Family and Commercial Litigation teams are recognised for their strengths in technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence and commitment.
The lawyers individually ranked for excellence in the Family team are Deborah Leask, Sean McNally and Katie Taft, all Partners at the firm.
Partners Lauren Day and William Fox Bregman are also mentioned as notable practitioners.
Research specialist Chambers and Partners, which publishes the guide, is also tracking William, litigation Associate Solicitor Conor Maher, employment lawyer and Partner Kate Brooks and the wider Litigation department as potential future rankings.
The success comes just weeks after the latest Legal 500, a separate independent guide, placed Ellis Jones as a ‘top tier’ firm for dispute resolution in Commercial Litigation and endorsed individuals and departments across seven categories including, for the first time, Property Litigation.
Ellis Jones Managing Partner Nigel Smith said: “Like Legal 500, Chambers’ rankings are based on rigorous, in-depth research including detailed interviews and thorough analysis of capabilities, expertise and sector presence.
“It’s a significant achievement to gain any ranking in Chambers just as it is to be listed in Legal 500.
“Our successful showing in both these leading guides is testament to the talent, hard work and commitment of the stellar team of people I am privileged to work with.
“The fantastic results we have achieved this year are a definitive mark of excellence that really sets us apart from other firms.”
Chambers and Partners has been publishing detailed rankings of lawyers, legal departments and law firms for more than 30 years.
Its findings are acted on in 70 countries across 200 legal jurisdictions throughout the world.
The directory conducts tens of thousands of interviews a year with in-house counsel and third-party experts such as barristers and accountants.
Listings in Legal 500, published annually in more than 90 countries, are also based on third-party insight including client feedback gained from testimonials and interviews.
Both guides inform instructions from commercial and private clients, corporate counsel, professional advisers and other referrers of legal work.
Ellis Jones, with more than 170 staff including 21 Partners, has five offices across the south coast in Bournemouth, Canford Cliffs (Poole), Ringwood, Swanage and Wimborne as well as London.