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Weightmans secures top law firm ranking

Weightmans recognised in key law firm ranking.

Weightmans has been ranked in the Times Best Law Firms 2022 in recognition of its excellence in insurance, personal injury and clinical negligence practice.

The listing celebrates the very best in business, public and private-client law based on recommendations from legal professionals across the UK.

The rankings cover 26 practice areas in total, and identify the top 200 practices in England and Wales and the top 40 firms in Scotland.

Weightmans’ listing cites the firm’s appointment to the National Legal Services Framework and Transport for Greater Manchester’s Professional Services framework, alongside the strength of its investment in legal technology.

It also acknowledges the firm’s role in leading the defence in the landmark case of Swift v. Carpenter, which outlined a new approach to calculating the accommodation costs for victims of serious injury in their compensation claims.

Managing Partner John Schorah said: “This result is a real testament to the expertise and commitment of our team. It’s always encouraging to see the work we deliver for clients being recognised, but it’s particularly special for it to be celebrated by peers within the legal sector itself.

“We’ve continued to deliver excellent results for those we work with and are firmly committed to seeing how we can go even further in the year ahead.”

Weightmans’ place in the Times ranking follows a record number of listings of its lawyers in new editions of the UK’s leading legal directories.

The firm has 380 experts included in Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 – 17 more than in 2020.

In the Legal 500, 34 Weightmans’ lawyers were placed in the elite ‘leading lawyers’ – a 31% increase on 2020 – while nine of the firm’s team are ranked in Chambers & Partners’ highest Band 1.

The firm has been recommended as a top-tier firm in 22 practice areas across the two directories, and is listed across 116 areas altogether.

Of the areas in which Weightmans ranks, 13 are higher rankings than previous years, with four entirely new rankings including Transport: Logistics and the Private Wealth Law team, based in Manchester.