The Legal 500 UK 2016 – our fantastic new rankings

The Legal 500 UK 2016 praises our "great team"

September 14, 2016

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Family Law in Partnership has achieved outstanding rankings in The Legal 500 UK 2016 which was published today.

Seven Family Law in Partnership specialists – David Allison, Gillian Bishop, Pamela Collis, James Pirrie, Dominic Raeside, Ruth Smallacombe and Bradley Williams – are listed in the elite “Leading Lawyers” list with Ann Northover, Daniel CoombesHelen Greenfield and Bradley Williams also recommended in the editorial.

In the Family Law section, The Legal 500 UK 2016 notes:

“Family Law in Partnership Ltd’s ‘great team’ attracts praise for its ‘focus on out-of-court solutions’. The ‘hugely knowledgeable’ James Pirrie is recommended alongside the ‘sympathetic’ Gillian Bishop, who adopts ‘a no-nonsense approach’; the ‘tenacious yet realistic’ Bradley Williams; the ‘very clever’ David Allison; and Daniel Coombes. Ann Northover joined from Forsters LLP.

Directors David Allison, Gillian Bishop and James Pirrie together with consultant Pamela Collis are all listed as leading individuals for Family Law, with consultant Ann Northover and directors Bradley Williams and Daniel Coombes also recommended by Legal 500 in this field.

Ranking Family Law in Partnership as the only top tier firm for Family Mediation, The Legal 500 UK 2016 comments:

“Family Law in Partnership Ltd is ‘one of the most skilled proponents of collaborative law’. The ‘sympathetic’ Gillian Bishop ‘always sees the bigger picture’ and David Allison is ‘very sharp on detail’. James Pirrie ‘thinks outside the box’ and associate Helen Greenfield ‘gets things done’. Bradley Williams is ‘always determined to achieve the right outcome for his clients’. Dominic Raeside is ‘very effective for tricky children disputes’. Ruth Smallacombe is also recommended.”

Head of Mediation Dominic Raeside, mediator & counsellor Ruth Smallacombe and directors David Allison, Gillian Bishop and James Pirrie are all listed as leading individuals for Family Mediation, with director Bradley Williams and associate Helen Greenfield also recommended in this specialist area.