November 9, 2016 @ 12:39 by Alison Cowie
The office has been ranked in 15 practice areas, 13 of these practice areas are ranked Band 1, the highest ranking available. The Band 1 rankings include Employment, Private Client, Construction and Real Estate.
In the North East, Bond Dickinson was the only firm to be ranked as band 1 for Corporate M&A with Simon Watts, Head of Corporate & Commercial listed as an ‘Eminent Practitioner’.
36 of Bond Dickinson’s lawyers were ranked in Chambers this year, this included eight new rankings and 12 of these recommended lawyers were ranked band 1.
Quotes in the directory include: “They’re the best in Newcastle by a mile. They’ve got the local touch and corporate strength”, “The whole team at Bond Dickinson would appear to be an effective, knowledgeable and best-in-class group of lawyers, with strong leadership and work ethic” and “They are a force to be reckoned with.”
Kevin Robertson, Partner and Head of the Newcastle office commented: “I am delighted to see that Bond Dickinson has again been commended for its fantastic work over the past year. The publication of the Chambers results together with Legal 500 firmly positions us as the pre-eminent law firm in the North East with a strong team of expert lawyers.
“Our lawyers have advised on numerous high profile transactions over the past year and we are delighted to see the positive feedback from our clients throughout these legal directories.”
The Legal 500 rankings, published in September, ranked the Newcastle office as a tier 1 firm in 21 practice areas, in 8 of these areas Bond Dickinson was the only tier 1 firm. 10 leading individuals were listed as leading with an additional 53 lawyers named as recommended lawyers.
For the full list of rankings please visit the Chambers and Legal 500 websites.