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Lodders’ lawyers given highest rankings in new Chambers guide

Posted on 6th November 2015 in Press News

The 2015 edition of Chambers UK, the legal professions’ top guide to solicitors, firms and barristers, has voted lawyers at Lodders Solicitors amongst the best in their specialist areas, and given a clutch of new top rankings for its teams.


The latest Chambers UK guide praises Lodders in four specific areas – Private Client, Real Estate, Real Estate Litigation, and Agriculture & Rural Affairs, with eight of its lawyers given top ranking and recognition for their legal skills and knowledge, and the inaugural listing for its newest office in Cheltenham.

Lodders’ Stratford upon Avon based Private Client team is once again the only one placed in Band 1 in Coventry and the surrounding area, and is recognised specifically as ‘a first class outfit and a delight to deal with’.

Private client department team head, and Lodders’ senior partner, Martin Green is described as ‘an outstanding’ private client practitioner, and is known for his expertise in trusts and inheritance tax planning.

Also in the private client team, Stephen Brignull ‘brings practical and commercial approach to difficult technical issues, rendering them understandable to those less familiar with the law’ according to clients.

Ian Flavell, a specialist in estate planning and taxation advice to numerous landed estates in the West Midlands and further afield, receives Band 2 ranking within the guide’s review of top specialist lawyers.

In the South West, Chambers highlights Robin Beckley, a partner in Lodders Agriculture and Estate team, with clients praising him for his ‘constructive advice’, ‘great knowledge’, and ‘practical application of the law’.

Lodders’ Agriculture & Estates team is placed in the top Band 1. It is described as ‘very helpful’ and with having ‘lawyers one can trust with total confidence’. The teams’ partner David Lodder is described by clients as ‘at the top of his game’ and valued for his ‘authoritative strategic guidance’ in farm sales, probate, option agreements and development matters.

Special commendation

Three of Lodders’ Real Estate partners receive special commendation – they are head of the department Nick East, who has significant experience of acting for developers and investors; Paul Mourton, who heads the firm’s real estate team and specialises in development work, acting for developers and landowners and well versed in landlord and tenant matters; and newest recruit Jane Senior whose clients describe her as ‘very pragmatic and good to deal with’.

Commenting on Lodders’ rankings in the 2015 Chambers UK Guide, Martin Green said: “It is excellent for the firm that so many of its team, and individual leading lawyers are recognised so favourably again by Chambers UK. The rankings are based on the results of thousands of confidential interviews with clients, so to have such positive feedback to secure the placings is truly valued.

“Our Private Client team has once again been given particularly high praise by clients, and is on its own as a Band 1 firm in the region. Lodders is known as a firm with a friendly atmosphere and the highest quality services are our hallmark, both values also recognised in this year’s Guide.”

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