Pinney Talfourd rated one of the ‘best firms in Essex’ by legal industry rankings


After much anticipation, Pinney Talfourd is delighted to announce that our services are recommended yet again as some of the best in the region by Legal 500 UK. ​ ​
Legal 500 is widely recognised as the definitive guide to the best law firms in the UK. Thousands of firms apply to the UK edition every year which includes case studies, client references and research interviews. ​

After the rigorous assessment process, we are recommended for excellence in the South East region for:

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

Legal 500 wrote in their review of the Corporate and Commercial Team that clients recommend the ‘knowledgeable and professional’ Pinney Talfourd LLP for its ‘proactivity, collaborative approach and keen understanding of client needs’, resulting in ‘service levels beyond expectation’. The ‘very approachable’ Edward Garston has ‘brought a new dynamic to the firm’, possesses ‘excellent attention to detail’ and ‘never lets a problem get in the way’.

 The Family Department were delighted to retain their Tier One status, confirming their position as one of the best in the South East. They were described as a ‘pre-eminent, business-like regional firm’ and ‘one of the best firms for matrimonial finance in Essex’‘Experienced and well-respected’ practice lead Catherine Polli‘combines sharp intellect with an easy manner’ and ‘over-delivers against client expectations’, while ‘outstanding’ partner Michael Sheville is ‘highly skilled at helping in complicated financial matters’ and ‘impresses with his case management’. ​

​The Trusts, Tax and Probate Department were also celebrated for their ‘great understanding of clients’ needs’, ‘making them feel confident in their undertakings and keeping them informed at all times’. They also ‘put a lot of effort into making the company approachable to new clients through excellent customer service’.

​The Commercial Property Team were quoted as being ‘easily approachable, pragmatic and professional’ and a ‘legally savvy and forward-thinking firm’. Pinney Talfourd LLP ‘always provides high-quality, clear advice and a broad, comforting level of service in a timely manner’, which is supported by ‘extensive industry knowledge’ and a ‘meticulous, efficient and proactive approach’.

Our Litigation Department was also noted for their performance last year with the Employment Team described as ‘very professional, well-reputed and proactive’ who provide ‘clear, swift and knowledgeable advice, as well as good value for money’.

‘Approachable and hardworking’ senior associate Kim Huggins leads the Clinical Negligence Team and ‘combines encyclopaedic medical knowledge with a fantastic bed-side manner’.

‘Real heavyweight’ Stephen Green leads the Personal Injury Team. He was quoted as bringing ‘exceptional professionalism, outstanding performance under a time restraint, simple explanations and good legal knowledge’.

Managing Partner, Philip Cockram said: “We are delighted that our hard work has been acknowledged yet again in such a prestigious listing. I am very proud of all the teams here and the fact that individuals have been singled out for their excellent work just goes to show that we are achieving our goal of providing our clients with a first class service with first class results.”


Pinney Talfourd offers services across Essex and provides a flexible, tailored service and a wealth of knowledge and expertise. We are available six days a week and into the evenings. Our full range of services can be found on the Our Services page.

You can read the full listings and comments on the Legal 500 UK website.


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