Law firm Bevan Brittan has maintained its strong performance in this year’s Chambers directory, the influential independent guide to the legal profession.

In the newly released guide, half of the firm’s partners - 30 individuals - have achieved a ranking, seven of those at Band One level. The firm has also been ranked Band One in five practice areas, maintaining its score in the previous year’s directory, and has achieved rankings in 15 other practice areas.

Band One practice areas are:

  • Clinical Negligence, mainly defendant – UK-wide
  • Healthcare – UK-wide
  • Local Government – UK-wide
  • Social Housing – North East and Yorkshire
  • Social Housing – South West

Band One ranked lawyers are:

  • Julie Cowan-Clark (Social Housing)
  • Joanne Easterbrook (Clinical Negligence)
  • Julian Hoskins (Employment)
  • Sarah Lamont (Employment)
  • David Owens (Healthcare)
  • Hugo Stephens (Social Housing)
  • Richard Stirk (Social Housing)

This year’s directory continues to recognise the quality of the firm’s legal teams working across healthcare and local government and the strength of Bevan Brittan’s social housing practice. Within Social Housing the firm achieved top rankings in Yorkshire and the South West as well as a new Band Three ranking within London.

Amongst individuals, London-based social housing partner Wendy Wilks achieved a Band Two ranking this year. The particular strength of the Leeds social housing team has been recognised again, with three partners given Band One rankings. Meanwhile, the firm’s social housing practice has also been ranked as National Leaders (outside London) – Band Two.

Duncan Weir, Managing Partner at Bevan Brittan, said: “I am pleased that the firm has once again performed strongly in the Chambers directory. Our rankings recognise our outstanding market knowledge within local government, social housing and healthcare in particular, delivered by teams with in-depth expertise. Around half of our partners at the time of submission have achieved rankings this year, demonstrating the quality of our people across a wide number of areas.”