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Legal 500: The scores are in for Schofield Sweeney

Schofield Sweeney have been praised as being 'excellent across the board', as the 2018 edition of the Legal 500 rankings were announced this week.

As one of the leading independent guides to the legal profession, we are well represented in many practice areas and received some very positive comments.

We are delighted to have retained our tier two ranking in the Corporate & Commercial arena.

Further good news is that we have a new entry in the ratings, with Construction & Engineering receiving recognition and making it in at tier four. The team's output has been summed up as having the 'the potential to be a key player in the market', headed by Gary Ashton who is 'highly reputable' and in Annie Hui-Gillen, the team have a 'brilliant junior lawyer who is thorough, hardworking and can easily understand complex issues'.

The 'commercially excellent team' in Dispute Resolution and their work in the Commercial Litigation world have seen their efforts recognised and moved up a tier. They have made it in at tier two, up from last year's tier three. James Staton has been described as 'incredibly professional' and Alistair Kennedy 'a go-to litigator' who offers 'sound, practical advice.'

James Staton, head of the Schofield Sweeney's Dispute Resolution 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 three offices."

The team working for clients in IT & telecoms have also been highly regarded for their IT contract expertise, moving up from the fifth to fourth tier.

Thanks to the 'brilliant group' in the Restructuring & Insolvency and Debt Recovery Services teams, we moved up from tier four to tier three. 

We are delighted that Schofield Sweeney have been recommended in the following areas and retained a high number of places:

• Corporate and Commercial
• Commercial Litigation
• Insolvency and Corporate Recovery
• Employment
• Professional negligence: claimant
• Personal tax, Trusts and Probate
• Education
• Commercial Property
• Property Litigation
• NEW Construction & Engineering
• Social Housing
• IT and telecoms

Further details about our rankings can be found on the Legal 500 website.