Firm receives a record number of department and individual rankings with 17% increase in number of Weightmans experts listed and 22 top tier listings
National law firm Weightmans is celebrating a new record number of lawyers ranked in this year's legal directories, with 446 experts listed in the new editions of the UK's leading legal directories Chambers & Partners UK and Legal 500.
The firm has been recommended as a top-tier firm in 22 practice areas across the two directories, and is listed across 135 areas altogether.
Of the areas in which Weightmans ranks, 14 are higher rankings than previous editorial, with another 14 entirely new rankings including aviation, pensions and mental health: providers.
In the Legal 500, 42 lawyers have been included in the elite 'leading lawyers' listing; 11 have been named as 'next generation partners', and another 18 have received rising star status.
In Chambers & Partners, nine Weightmans lawyers are ranked in the highest Band 1, as well as two star associates, six associates to watch, four senior statespeople and one eminent practitioner.
The results come as the firm marks four months since its merger with RadcliffesleBrasseur, adding a wealth of expertise and bolstering the firm's current provision.
Managing Partner John Schorah said:
"The published results reflect the tremendous strength, depth and hard work of the extraordinary talent at Weightmans.
"Feedback from the legal directories is always a fantastic benchmark for us as we seek to continuously improve and deliver the best client experience.
"I would like to congratulate and thank all of those listed for their innovation, commitment and skill, which has seen us climb the rankings year on year."
The Legal 500 is widely regarded 'as offering one of the most comprehensive and definitive reviews of law firms worldwide' and Chambers & Partners Guide UK is recognised as 'the most widely-used directory within the legal sector'.
- 17% increase in number of Weightmans experts listed – 446 in total
- 22 top tier rankings