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Clarke Willmott ranks highly in 2024 Legal 500 guide

National law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has been recognised as a Top Tier firm in the latest Legal 500 guide which ranks the UK’s top lawyers and organisations.

Clarke Willmott received prestigious Top Tier rankings for nine of its specialist practice areas, with a total of 46 recommendations across seven regional offices.

With offices in Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton and Taunton, Clarke Willmott’s lawyers received a total of 119 individual recommendations.

The prestigious Hall of Fame list included mention of Clarke Willmott’s Rich Eldridge, Alex Jakubowski, Neil Baker and Fraser MacRae.

An impressive 18 lawyers were singled out for praise in the elite ‘Leading Individuals’ list, the Legal 500’s guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide.

A further nine lawyers were named in the ‘Next Generation Partner’ category and another 10 in the ‘Rising Star’ category.

Clarke Willmott LLP Chief Executive, Peter Swinburn, said: “We are delighted with our numerous rankings in the Legal 500 guide and especially pleased to receive Top Tier rankings in no less than nine practice areas across the firm.

The Legal 500 is a well respected and prestigious industry guide providing invaluable insight into law firms and individual lawyers. Rankings are partly based on client feedback and so our continued impressive results are a testament to the high-quality legal services we provide.

As we celebrate our 135th anniversary the rankings are a good reflection of our position as an industry leader. They also serve to highlight the immense talent we have in our teams, something we are incredibly proud of.

Looking ahead to the future, we hope to continue gaining consistently high rankings while achieving our ongoing goals which include providing excellent client services, great career opportunities for our people and a sustainable and long-term business.”

Nationally, Clarke Willmott received Top Tier rankings in nine practice areas and recommendations in 46 practice areas. Four Clarke Willmott lawyers are named in the ‘Hall of Fame’, 18 are named as ‘leading individuals’, nine as ‘next generation’ lawyers and 10 as ‘rising stars’. A total of 119 lawyers are recommended in the guide.

Find out more about the teams and lawyers who have been recognised in each of our offices – Birmingham, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton; South West (Bristol and Taunton).


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Peter Swinburn

Chief Executive

Southampton and London
Peter is Clarke Willmott’s CEO and is responsible for the day to day management of the firm, chairs its executive board and define and implement the firm’s strategy.
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