North West law firm, SAS Daniels LLP, has achieved its best ever rankings in national legal guides, Chambers UK and The Legal 500.
Rankings in Chambers UK and The Legal 500 are key to the firm’s credentials, recognising the firm’s specialist teams, based solely on merit, and reinforcing its position as ‘No ordinary law firm’.
The Chambers Guide ranks both lawyers and law firms based on the research of 150 full time editors and researchers, while The Legal 500 is also viewed as a go-to guide for those choosing a law firm and reflects work delivered between January and December 2014.
This year’s Chambers UK rankings sawlegal specialists at SAS Daniels achieve recognition; Andrew Clark (Real Estate), Kaye Whitby (Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions) and a new listing for Paul Formby (Restructuring & Insolvency).
Real Estate Partner Andrew Clark was described as ‘well regarded by peers, particularly for his client relationship skills’.
The firm is listed in Chambers UK for Corporate, Employment and Real Estate in the North West, Family & Matrimonial and Private Client in Manchester and surrounds and Court of Protection: Property & Affairs and Education: Institutions (Schools) (Recognised Practitioner) – UK-wide. The listing for Education: Institution (Schools) (Recognised Practitioner) is a new listing for the firm, demonstrating an additional specialism in the market.
Chambers UK described the firm’s Family & Matrimonial team as being ‘pleasant to deal with and considerate’ while the Corporate team was applauded for ‘taking the time to understand your issues and keeping you informed of the progress’.
SAS Daniels has surpassed its 2014 rankings in The Legal 500 with five new individual rankings and a new recommendation for Technology, Media & Telecoms. Individual rankings have increased to 15, with new entries this year for Denise Woodward (Family) and James Clarke (Commercial Property).
Editors and researchers from The Legal 500 praised the firm for having ‘a fantastic practice’ advising educational institutions on HR and Employment issues. Newly recommended, Denise Woodward, who is a partner in the firm’s Family Team, was noted for ‘her commitment to resolving family disputes in a mature and civilised fashion.’
SAS Daniels commented: “We’re thrilled to have exceeded our 2014 rankings in both prestigious legal guides, achieving recognition for our expertise across the disciplines in which we specialise.
“Our rankings are testament to the firm’s mission and values which support a compelling strapline ‘No ordinary law firm’. This runs through our very core and is embraced by our expert teams to ensure a memorable and refreshing client experience. The approach has been integral to SAS Daniels’ success, underpinned by strategic growth and record annual billings.”