Celebrating 10 Top Band Rankings In Legal 500 For Birmingham And The West Midlands

Harrison Clark Rickerbys (HCR) scooped 10 top band rankings for Birmingham and the West Midlands. This also includes three rising stars, four next generation partners and 10 leading individuals named.

The firm’s Family team has moved to the top spot in the region this year from band two for Birmingham, and it has maintained a band one ranking for the ‘elsewhere in the West Midlands’ region. Birmingham Family partner, Victoria Fellows is singled out as “a tough but pragmatic litigator”.

The rankings for Corporate and Commercial also see HCR in band 1 for elsewhere in the West Midlands, along with Commercial Litigation.

The Private Client team has improved its ranking, moving up to band two for Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate, and maintained its band two ranking for Contentious Trusts and Probate. Also in band two is Finance (corporate recovery and insolvency).

The team at Medical Accident Group, part of Harrison Clark Rickerbys, also features in band two for Insurance (personal injury and clinical negligence; claimant) in the West Midlands. They are highly praised for their empathy, care and “extensive medical knowledge”.

Recognised for her recent position as President of the Birmingham Law Society, Inez Brown, who heads the Medical Accident Group team “expertly and efficiently”, is listed as a leading individual. A client describes Stephanie Pincher’s “attitude, work ethics and care” as “exemplary”, while Amrit Dhaliwal receives praise for her “hardworking” approach to ensure clients are “heard and understand the complexities of their case”.

The firm maintained its band three rankings for Projects, Energy and Natural Resources (energy project finance and PFI) and Real Estate (construction).

Head of Birmingham office, Rebecca Leask said: “These are fantastic results for our Birmingham and West Midlands teams and we thank our clients for their glowing testimonials”.

Overall, HCR received rankings in 44 top bands – 12 in band one, 19 in band two and 13 in band three. 135 individual lawyers have been named in this year’s edition including 28 leading individuals, 13 next generation partners and 10 rising stars.