Worcester- based law firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys has received accolades from Legal 500 with a number of top rankings in the Chambers UK Guide rankings of major UK law firms.
In the guide, produced annually by Chambers & Partners, HCR was ranked in the top tier of band one for family law, licensing, litigation, private client and corporate for Hereford, Worcester and the surrounding areas, contributing towards a total of ten band one rankings across the firm’s offices. In addition, ten of the firm’s lawyers were ranked as band one in their respective practice areas, including senior partner Jonathan Brew, who is the only band one family lawyer in the West Midlands outside central Birmingham.
The Chambers Guide descriptions of Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ Family law team includes: “Undoubtedly one of the market leaders in the West Midlands”.
Individual accolades also include Jonathan Brew, who is said to be a “market leader”, praised for his unfailing diplomacy with client, and Kevin Harris-James, who has a reputation for representing high-profile clients, with a particular niche acting for Premier League footballers and their families. He is commended for his pragmatism and individual service.
Dawn Oliver – who spearheads the private client team at the firm – and her department are commended as “a heavyweight private client team which always puts its clients’ needs first.”.
Heath Thomas – who leads the licensing team – is noted for his advocacy skills and is commended for being “very thorough and articulate’ when cross examining”.