Top rankings for Cripps16 September, 2016
Cripps has once again achieved excellent rankings in the 2016 edition of the Legal 500, reinforcing its position as one of the South East’s leading law firms.
The firm is ranked within the South East in ten specialist practice areas across corporate, real estate and private client. Cripps is also recognised in the top tier for its expertise in London commercial property (retail).
In total, Cripps is recommended in 24 practice areas in the South East and four in London. In addition, four of its lawyers – Simon Leney, Miles Paffard, Michael Stevens and Philip Youdan – are highlighted as leading UK lawyers in their field. A further 22 lawyers were also recommended for their expertise.
Gavin Tyler, managing partner at Cripps commented: “We are delighted to have received recognition in so many specialist areas across both the South East and London. These results reflect the commitment of our individuals to deliver exceptional client service, and are further proof of our position as a leading South East law firm”.
The strength of the Cripps corporate and commercial division was particularly recognised in the guide’s regional summary, describing Cripps as the ‘key firm in Kent’ for this type of work. The arrival of partner Justin Cumberlege was also noted as ‘strengthening its capability in the healthcare sector’.
Further praise is given to the contentious trusts and probate team who deliver ‘an exceptional level of service’ and are ‘worth every penny’; the ‘efficient’ construction lawyers and the planning team who are described as ‘a solid option for planning law’.
The eleven areas where Cripps is given a top tier ranking are:
- Agriculture and estates – South East
- Commercial property – Kent, Surrey, Sussex
- Commercial property (retail) – London
- Contentious trusts and probate – South East
- Corporate and commercial – Kent, Surrey, Sussex
- Employment – Kent, Surrey, Sussex
- Local government – South East
- Media and entertainment – South East
- Personal tax, trusts and probate – Kent, Surrey, Sussex
- Planning – South East
- Property litigation – South East