The legal directory lists Birketts as a ‘top-tier firm’ in 36 practice areas and the law firm has been recommended in a further 14 practice areas. Furthermore, 47 lawyers are listed as elite 'leading individuals', 14 lawyers are highlighted as 'next generation lawyers', and 40 lawyers are regarded as 'rising stars'. A total of 136 lawyers at Birketts are recommended by Legal 500.
Commenting on the results, Jonathan Agar, Chief Executive Officer at Birketts said: "Over the years we have built a reputation for being a premier law firm within our region but increasingly we are being acknowledged for legal expertise that is of national excellence. Many of our clients trade internationally and they know that we have the scale, legal know-how and desire to deliver.
“The whole firm has worked exceptionally hard, under very testing circumstances, and it is right that this achievement is recognised and celebrated. Our breadth of property and corporate deals, as well as the diversity of our private client advisory and litigation and dispute resolution work sets us apart.”
Jonathan concluded: “In the last financial year we undertook some bold decisions in order to continue our growth, including completing our merger with EC3 Legal, a boutique legal insurance practice with offices in Leadenhall Street, London. We continue to develop a business that operates beyond the region’s boundaries and delivers the highest levels of client experience.”
To review Birketts’ Legal 500 rankings please visit the Legal 500 website and select the relevant office.