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Weightmans celebrates climb in Legal 500 rankings for 2017

National law firm Weightmans is celebrating a record number of lawyers ranked in this year’s Legal 500 2017, with almost a 70% increase in experts…

  • Sharp increase in number of Weightmans experts ranked – 165 in total
  • 12 top tier rankings
  • Three new practice area rankings – Employment London, Employment Leeds, Planning Leeds
Legal 500 2017

National law firm Weightmans is celebrating a record number of lawyers ranked in this year’s Legal 500 2017, with a 70% increase in experts listed in the new edition of the country’s leading legal directory. 

The firm has been recommended as a top-tier firm in 12 practice areas, as well as a further 59 practice areas.

Of the 71 areas in which Weightmans ranks, 10 are higher rankings than previous editorial, and 3 are entirely new practice area rankings for the firm.

Eleven lawyers have been included in the elite “leading lawyers” listing with a further 154 lawyers recommended in this year’s edition. 

The new rankings come during a year of transformation for Weightmans. Managing Partner John Schorah said:

“The last year has been all about studying our approach to business and legal services. It has prepared us to face the current challenges in this market head on and optimised our efficiency in order to deliver exactly what the client needs.

“The feedback in this year’s Legal 500 reflects our teams’ continuous commitment to realising our new approach and reaching these goals. To have seen a 70% jump in individuals listed is another testament to this.

“I am proud of all we have achieved in the last year and I look forward to further development, growth and success in the coming months.”

The Legal 500 is widely regarded ‘as offering one of the most comprehensive and definitive reviews of law firms worldwide’.