Building on Blacks’ success in The Legal 500 rankings of last year, no less than nine of our practice areas have been recognised and twelve of our individual team members mentioned personally.
The Legal 500 is an independent guide published annually and provides a useful tool for clients assessing the strengths of firms across the United Kingdom. Once again Blacks has been listed as a recommended firm across nine of our specialisms:
- Corporate and commercial – Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire
- Dispute resolution – Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
- Human resources – Employment: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
- Private client – Family: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
- Private client – Personal tax, trusts and probate
- Real estate – Commercial property: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
- Real estate – Property litigation
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) – Media and entertainment
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) – Sport
Individual recognition to twelve fee earners highlights their commitment and talent to their field:
Human resources – Employment – Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
Private client – Family – Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
Real estate – Commercial property – Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
TMT (technology, media and telecoms) – Media and entertainment
TMT (technology, media and telecoms) – Sport
Finally high praise indeed for the following fee earners whose notable efforts have been personally mentioned within The Legal 500:
Employment – The ‘friendly and reasonable’ Chris Allen leads the team at Blacks Solicitors LLP, which includes ‘phenomenal lawyer’ Paul Kelly, and Richard Parr, ‘who has too many strengths to list’. The team acts only for individuals and SMEs.
Family – The practice at Blacks Solicitors LLP, led by Ann Robinson, specialises in complex financial matters. The team includes an in-house mediator and the ‘reassuring and supportive’ Paul Lancaster.
Commercial Property – The three-partner team at Blacks Solicitors LLP is led by Nicholas Dyson, and includes Glen Salt. Highlights include being appointed to the Santander panel, and acting for Really Useful Products on a £1.6m land purchase. The team has expertise in the leisure sector, particularly holiday and park homes.
MME – An ‘expert in the area’, music law specialist Pete Bott leads the team at Blacks Solicitors LLP, which includes Asad Ali, who specialises in digital and social media matters, IP lawyer Ailsa Pemberton, and litigator Phil Gorski.
Sport – The ‘outstanding’ team at Blacks Solicitors LLP, which has a ‘wide range of specialisms and knowledge’, is headed by ‘key player’, associate Stephen Lownsbrough. The practice advises on a wide range of work including IP, media-related matters and sporting injury issues.
These comments reflect the commitment Blacks’ makes to its clients to be the best law firm in Yorkshire for quality of service and client care.