Legal 500: a look at the East Midlands

According to the Legal 500, law firms across the East Midlands – Nottingham, Derby, Leicester and Northampton – are remaining busy across areas including corporate, commercial property and employment.

In Nottingham the report highlights Browne Jacobson LLP and Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP as standout firms, alongside Freeths LLP, Shakespeare Martineau LLP, Gateley Plc and Nelsons Solicitors Limited. Flint Bishop LLP meanwhile is the largest firm in Derby, while Howes Percival LLP and Hewitsons are names to note in Northampton. The Leicester market, meanwhile, was recently shaken up by Knights PLC’s acquisition of Spearing Waite LLP.

Rankings for corporate and commercial:

CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL: NOTTINGHAM AND DERBY

Tier 1
    • Browne Jacobson LLP
    • Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
    • Freeths LLP
    • Geldards LLP
    • Shoosmiths LLP
Tier 2
    • Flint Bishop LLP
    • Gateley Plc
    • Nelsons Solicitors Limited
    • Shakespeare Martineau LLP
Tier 3
    • Actons
    • Austin Moore & Partners LLP
    • Fraser Brown
    • Smith Partnership

LEADING INDIVIDUALS: HALL OF FAME

    • Nigel Blackwell – Browne Jacobson LLP
    • Gavin Cummings – Browne Jacobson LLP
    • John Heaphy – Freeths LLP
    • Karl Jansen – Freeths LLP
    • Mark Rutherford – Gateley Plc

LEADING INDIVIDUALS

    • Jon Cox-Brown – Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
    • Crispin Bridges Webb – Shoosmiths LLP

RISING STARS

    • Gareth Cook – Shoosmiths LLP

 

CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL: ELSEWHERE IN THE EAST MIDLANDS

Tier 1
    • BHW Solicitors
    • Hewitsons
    • Howes Percival LLP
Tier 2
    • Freeths LLP
    • Gateley Plc
    • Shakespeare Martineau LLP
Tier 3
    • Knights PLC
    • Nelsons Solicitors Limited
    • Roythornes Solicitors
    • Sills & Betteridge LLP
    • Wilkin Chapman LLP
    • Wilson Browne Solicitors

LEADING INDIVIDUALS: HALL OF FAME

    • Roy Botterill – Shakespeare Martineau LLP
    • Gerald Couldrake – Howes Percival LLP
    • Gareth John – Gateley Plc

LEADING INDIVIDUALS

    • David Browne – Hewitsons
    • Keith Gilbert – Freeths LLP
    • Ed Nurse – BHW Solicitors
    • Martin Smith – Knights PLC

NEXT GENERATION PARTNERS

    • Alex Clifton – BHW Solicitors