Outstanding Legal 500 UK Results for 2020


Legal 500 UK have announced the results of the 2020 rankings, with our family team rated as “head and shoulders above local competition”, recognition for our “first class litigation team” and as the ‘firm to call’ for private client matters. Pinney Talfourd have yet again been included in the elite rankings in ten practice areas across Essex and the South East. Legal 500 is widely recognised as the definitive guide to the best law firms in the UK. Thousands of firms apply every year submitting case studies, client references and rigourous research interviews. After the assessment process, we are delighted to recommended for excellence in: ​

  • Family
  • Personal Tax, Trusts & Probate
  • Personal Injury (Claimant)
  • Clinical Negligence (Claimant)
  • Employment
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Commercial Property
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Property Litigation
  • Debt Recovery

Excellence in Private Client Law​

The Family Law Team were delighted to retain their Tier One status, confirming their position as one of the best family law teams in the South East. The Legal 500 research team collated references from clients and counsel who called them “highly professional”, “expert lawyers with a strong client focus”, “efficient” and “head and shoulders above its local competition and capable of holding its own with the very best.”

The Trusts, Tax and Probate Team were also delighted to be referred to as “the firm to call’ and noted or its “extreme professionalism, friendliness, and attentive approach”. Matthew Edwards, was described as working “always with a flair with some nice personal touches.”

Clinical Negligence received glowing praise again. Kim Huggins, leading the team, is described as “absolutely a powerhouse clinical negligence lawyer” whilst Personal Injury partner is an ‘accomplished litigator”.

Excellence in Commercial Law

In the commercial field, Commercial Litigation were rewarded for their outstanding year with a move up to Tier 2 alongside the best in the region. The team is described as “first class…led by ‘standout individual’ Nick Hatchett”.

Of the Company Commercial Team, Legal 500 wrote that “clients adore the ‘exceptional’ Edward Garston” who is “absolutely spot on with his legal knowledge and makes a transaction so much easier, cheaper and more efficient for both sides.”

Managing Partner, Philip Cockram, is delighted with the results, saying “I am very proud of all the teams here and the dedication and hard work that has culminated in these results. It is very pleasing to see Legal 500 has acknowledged all of their efforts and achievements. We all work extremely hard to provide the very best service and results for our clients.

More information

To read the full set of results visit the Legal 500 UK website or call 01708 229 444 to discuss how Legal 500 UK can help you choose your lawyer.

 The contents of this article are for the purposes of general awareness only. They do not purport to constitute legal or professional advice. The law may have changed since this article was published. Readers should not act on the basis of the information included and should take appropriate professional advice upon their own particular circumstances.


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