Ellis Jones ranks high in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500

Katie Taft, Partner, Ellis Jones Solicitors

A South Coast law firm is celebrating success after being recognised in two influential legal sector directories.

Ellis Jones Solicitors’ Family and Matrimonial team has been placed in Band 1 – the top band – of the new Chambers & Partners legal directory and also Tier 1 of the Legal 500.

Described as “impressive”, the team is hailed by one Chamber & Partners interviewee as a “real force to be reckoned with” while another is quoted as saying “as a team they are unbeatable and efficiently run.”

Deborah Leask and Sean McNally, Joint Heads of Family, are also listed in Band 2 of Chambers & Partners. Deborah is described as “extremely experienced” with “excellent client skills” while Sean has a “fantastic manner with clients” and is “absolutely unflappable.”

Ellis Jones also ranks highly in the latest Legal 500, the UK’s leading law sector directory.

The firm’s Banking and Finance Litigation, Contentious Trusts and Probate, Corporate and Commercial, Family, HR/Employment and Wills, Trust and Probate/Court of Protection departments all feature in the latest edition.

Katie Taft, Partner, is named as a ‘Leading Individual’ in Tier 1 of the Family section of the Legal 500 while William Fox Bregman, Partner and Head of Banking and Finance Litigation, is a ‘Leading Individual’ in Tier 2 of the Commercial Litigation section.

The Legal 500 is described as the leading guide to law firms and solicitors in the UK. Rankings are based on in-depth market research, client feedback and thousands of interviews.

Nigel Smith, Managing Partner, said: “Both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 are highly respected, and influential, directories.

“We’re very pleased to have received independent endorsement of our services, especially as we only were ranked for the first time in the Legal 500 just three years ago.”

Other Ellis Jones’ partners/solicitors mentioned in this year’s Legal 500 include Sean McNally, Deborah Leask, Kate Brooks, Lauren Day, Cariad Medway-Smith, Neil Cook, Hugh Craig, Paul Kanolik, Carl Arreghini, Ian Butterworth and Victoria Riddleston.

Note to journalists:

Ellis Jones is a regional law firm with more than 160 staff including 14 partners. It has six offices across the south coast in Bournemouth, Canford Cliffs (Poole), Christchurch, Ringwood, Swanage and Wimborne – as well as London – and offers a wide range of services to individuals and businesses. Ellis Jones was named ‘Law Firm of the Year’ at the 2018 Dorset Legal Awards.

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