The 2022 edition of The Legal 500 has awarded Stephensons top tier status for a seventh consecutive year and recognised the quality of work across the firm.
The Legal 500 is the definitive guide to the legal profession and each year its researchers undertake stringent research into the industry. The independent guide recommends law firms for their expertise by ranking them in tiers and also highlights any outstanding legal professionals.
In total, the guide awarded rankings to seven practice areas. Commendations were given to Stephensons’ crime, fraud, clinical negligence, personal injury, family, and social housing teams with further recognition for the firm’s work in local government law and professional discipline.
The Legal 500 reserved particular praise for Stephensons’ crime and fraud work, both of which received the coveted ‘tier 1’ ranking for the seventh consecutive year.
Elsewhere in the firm, the family law department retained its ‘tier 2’ status, as did Stephensons’ clinical negligence team. The personal injury department secured ‘tier 3’ status, joined by our respective teams covering social housing, professional discipline and local government work.
A total of seven partners and solicitors were also recognised as being leading individuals, next generation partners or rising stars in their respective specialisms.
Andrew Welch, managing partner at Stephensons said: “The Legal 500 provides a helpful barometer of excellence in legal services and this latest set of rankings underline Stephensons credentials as one of the stand out law firms, not only in the North of England and but also on the national stage.
To be recognised as a tier one firm for seven consecutive years and for so many departments to be listed is a huge achievement and demonstrates the quality of work being performed across the business.”