Schofield Sweeney:Impressive rankings demonstrate firm’s growing prominence

Published 6th Nov 2018 by Shaida Khan

Schofield Sweeney has been praised as being 'excellent across the board', as the 2019 edition of the Legal 500 rankings were announced last week. This positivity was matched by the commentary from Chambers and Partners including, ‘an excellent firm with quality individuals who can go toe to toe with national practices, they are the best in the market.’

The firm is ranked in 14 practice areas in the Legal 500, with Construction and Engineering being a new entry.

“I am delighted to have been ranked as “highly reputable” and received recognition for our growing construction practice in this year’s Legal 500. Looking forward to building upon this success over the coming year.” Gary Ashton, Partner, Construction and Engineering.

Litigation (2), Insolvency (3), and IT (4) all move up a tier in Legal 500, whilst in Chambers and Partners Employment (3) and Litigation (3) both moved up a tier.

James Staton, Head of the Schofield Sweeney Litigation team said, “The move into Tier 2 properly reflects the team’s strength in depth, which was augmented by recent recruits, and the quality of the work being done for clients across all 3 offices.”

“We are pleased to see our Insolvency & Corporate Recovery offering get a great write-up in this year’s Legal 500. The Firm was founded to provide the best possible service to corporate clients and our offering in this sector supports our clients and embeds the Firm’s reputation among fellow professionals for providing the right advice in the right way.” Said Richard Fergusson, Partner Insolvency & Corporate Recovery.

The Corporate retains its tier 2 ranking in both directories with Partner David Strachan moving up into tier 2 for his ‘sensible and exceptional’ advice.

“We are delighted to retain our ranking in Tier 2 again which reflects the strength in depth and quality of the individuals across the team. 2018 has been a record year for the Firm in terms of deal activity and we look forward to concluding a number of transactions in the final quarter”. Said Steven Millward, Partner Corporate team.

Recognised for offering ‘sound, practical advice’ the firm is regarded as being ‘approachable, experienced and able to deal with complex matters’.

Schofield Sweeney is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, with three offices in Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield and employing over 160 staff, 2018 has been one of its most successful.


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