Bevan Brittan’s Managing Partner has described the national law firm’s strong performance in the latest edition of Chambers UK as “clear evidence” of both the talent across its teams and the growth that it has enjoyed in the past 12 months.
The firm has maintained its Band 1 ranking in seven practice areas and secured four new rankings, taking its total number of ranked practice areas to 25. Its number of top-band ranked lawyers has also increased, with its other ranked lawyers seeing an uplift too.
The results mean Bevan Brittan is in the top band UK-wide for Administrative and Public Law, Clinical Negligence: Mainly Defendant, Healthcare and Local Government. It is also in Band 1 for Employment: Employer: Healthcare in London, as well as Social Housing in both the South West and the North East & Yorkshire.
The firm is also ranked in four new areas for the first time. It is Band 2 UK-wide for both Inquests and Public Inquiries and ranked Band 3 for Social Housing and Band 4 for Real Estate in the West Midlands.
Bevan Brittan has 11 Band 1 ranked lawyers. Senior Partner Jodie Sinclair, Alastair Currie, Julian Hoskins and Sarah Lamont specialise in employment, while Julie Cowan-Clark, Louise Leaver and Richard Stirk have been recognised for their social housing expertise. The other lawyers who received a top-tier ranking are Emily Heard (Public Procurement), Joanne Easterbrook (Clinical Negligence: Mainly Defendant), Melanie Carter (Administrative & Public Law and Public Inquiries) and Stuart Marchant (Healthcare: Mental Health: Providers).
The number of the firm’s other ranked lawyers rose to 35, while its Up and Coming experts increased to three, alongside three Associates to Watch.
Duncan Weir, Managing Partner at Bevan Brittan, said: “These fantastic results are clear evidence of the breadth and depth of talent that we have across our teams. They also reflect the growth we have achieved as a firm in recent years and recognise the expertise we have established in a range of markets.
“It is particularly pleasing to secure such positive rankings based on feedback from both clients and other professionals. We will reflect on this as we continue to push forward with our growth plans and advance the service and support that we can offer to our clients.”
The release of the Chambers UK 2024 rankings has come shortly after Bevan Brittan enjoyed a strong performance in The Legal 500 2024. The national law firm achieved its tenth consecutive year of growth in 2022/23, with its revenue reaching £67.3 million.