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30 October 2018

Legal 500 announces 2019 results

Simon Deans

Simon Deans

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Alex Zachary

Alex Zachary

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David Smellie

David Smellie

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The Legal 500, one of the leading legal directories in the UK, has announced its results for its 2019 edition, saying that overall:

“B P Collins LLP is a consistently successful full service law firm dedicated to delivering robust legal solutions to both commercial and private clients.”

Corporate and commercial, commercial litigation, employment, family, personal tax, trusts and probate, and environment practices continue to retain their tier one status, while commercial property increases its ranking to tier two.

Legal 500 commented that B P Collins’ commercial property practice is "noted for providing 'city-quality advice' and for 'adding value to every part of a transaction'”.

This year, B P Collins partner Alex Zachary has been recognised as a “leading individual” for his work in the environment team. One client noted that Alex is “very thorough and will stick to his guns where required”.

Meanwhile, ‘Leading Individuals’ from last year have all retained their status in the 2019 guide. They are Craig Williams, commercial litigation; Sue Andrews, family; Simon Deans, corporate and commercial; and Jo Davis, employment.

The Legal 500 has also announced that two B P Collins lawyers have entered its elite ‘Next Generation’ category – Kathryn Fielder, employment and immigration, and Chris Brazier, immigration.

Clients noted that Kathryn’s “guidance and direction are impeccable and demonstrates sensitivity and compassion to clients”.

The Legal 500 also added that “Chris Brazier is singled out for providing advice that is 'straightforward and responsible'; he has wide-ranging knowledge of the points based system and sponsor licensing, among other business immigration matters, and also assists individuals.”

It also continues to recognise Simon Carroll, commercial litigation; Fran Hipperson and Claire Filer, family; and Lucy Wood in personal tax, trusts and probate in the ‘Next Generation’ category.

Simon Deans, B P Collins’ senior partner, comments on the results:

“I’m delighted that B P Collins’ commitment to providing astute and personable advice to its clients is being recognised nationally. It’s also great to see that as a cross-practice firm, a wide range of teams and lawyers have been given such high rankings by The Legal 500.”

The Legal 500 has also highlighted a huge number of lawyers in 2019. They include:

Alex Zachary and David Smellie for corporate and commercial and environment; Simon Deans and Victoria Holland from corporate and commercial; Craig Williams for commercial litigation, contentious trusts and probate and environment; Matthew Brandis for commercial litigation and contentious trusts and probate; Jo Davis for employment; Claire Filer, Fran Hipperson and Sue Andrews for family; Alison Taylor for commercial property and environment; Maria Mowberry, commercial property; Martina Razaq, residential property; Chris Hardy and Jan Collis, property.

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