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Weightmans celebrates improved legal directory rankings

31% increase in number of Weightmans experts listed – 363 in total 15 top tier rankings

National law firm Weightmans is celebrating a new record number of lawyers ranked in this year’s legal directories, with 363 experts listed in the new editions of the UK’s leading legal directories Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.

The firm has been recommended as a top-tier firm in 15 practice areas across the two directories, and is listed across 114 areas altogether.

Of the areas in which Weightmans ranks, four are higher rankings than previous editorial, with six entirely new rankings including aviation, where the department and its lead received both sector and individual recognition.

In the Legal 500, 26 lawyers have been included in the elite ‘leading lawyers’ listing; nine have been named as ‘next generation partners’, and another 12 have received rising star status. In addition, one Partner was inducted into the Legal 500 Hall of Fame, which acknowledges the partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession.

In Chambers & Partners, nine Weightmans lawyers are ranked in the highest Band 1, as well as two star associates, six associates to watch, one senior statesperson and one eminent practitioner. The firm also secured a ranking in Chambers & Partners Global this year for Insurance (Contentious claims).

Managing Partner John Schorah said:

“A huge well done to all of our people who achieved rankings in this year’s legal directories; it is a testament to their stellar efforts and a great compliment to the firm.

“Feedback from the legal directories is invaluable to us as we continue to look at ways we can deliver the best client experience.

“This year has not been what any of us expected but I am incredibly proud of our people, who continue to be responsive, creative and innovative as we continue to work hard through challenging circumstances.”
The Legal 500 is widely regarded ‘as offering one of the most comprehensive and definitive reviews of law firms worldwide’ and Chambers & Partners Guide UK is recognised as ‘the most widely-used directory within the legal sector’.

  • 31% increase in number of Weightmans experts listed – 363 in total
  • 15 top tier rankings

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