12 July 2019
“The go-to firm in the Thames Valley/M40 corridor” - Chambers HNW guide
Chambers High Net Worth 2019 guide - which ranks solicitors and barristers in specialist areas of law in the high net worth arena - has announced the results for its latest edition.
Regarded as one of the most influential directories within the legal sector, the Chambers HNW Guide has ranked Martina Razaq, partner in B P Collins’ high value residential property team, for the first time. The residential property practice also maintains its UK ranking for a second year running.
Meanwhile, partner Craig Williams, retains his band 1 status for his success in private wealth disputes in the Thames Valley. The Private Wealth law team led by partner Lucy Wood, also maintained its ranking.
According to the Chambers guide, Martina Razaq, was described by an estate agent as “excellent and has fantastic communication skills." Another market source noted: "She is very efficient and knowledgeable," whilst an interviewee also commented that "she has very good technical knowledge and gives commercial advice."
Chambers also commented that the high value residential practice, which Martina Razaq leads, “enjoys a reputation as a first-class firm with a range of experienced lawyers."
The Chambers HNW guide stated that a client described Craig Williams as: “excellent and clearly very knowledgeable in his areas of law, and he is exceptional at explaining the more complex elements of law in an easy-to-understand manner and laying out the options open to us. He is organised and responsive coming back on queries while also proactive on keeping things moving when dealing with other parties and is wholly professional but also personable."
When describing the private wealth law team, a Chambers’ source commented: "In my view, B P Collins is the go-to firm in the Thames Valley/M40 corridor, and indeed the wider western and north western Home Counties, for contentious trusts and probate work. The team is thorough, tenacious but pragmatic and always client-focused."
Senior partner, Simon Deans, added:
“I’m delighted that our work with high net worth individuals has achieved national recognition. With our new office in London, we look forward to expanding our established high net worth service into the capital and beyond.”