Edwin Coe is delighted to announce that 15 lawyers and 4 practice areas have been recommended in the 2021 edition of Chambers UK: A Client’s Guide to the UK Legal Profession.

Our Restructuring & Insolvency team retained their band 1 ranking for Personal Insolvency where they are praised for the lawyer’s “depth of insolvency expertise.” In addition, Simeon Gilchrist has retained his top individual ranking and is seen as “a highly regarded expert in the industry“, whilst Ali Zaidi has moved up to band 2 “He is very effective and pragmatic.

Our Employment team have been promoted to band 2 for their Senior Executive work. Commentators note the team’s “high-quality lawyers who are thorough and knowledgeable.” Three lawyers are ranked from the team – Linky Trott “She’s a delight to work with – commercially focused, solutions-orientated and extremely knowledgeable”, Emma Sangeelee “She is very knowledgeable, thorough and gives clear, concise and pragmatic advice” and Rachel Harrap “She is an outstanding lawyer; she’s very approachable and has colossal experience and knowledge of employment law.”

In addition our Insurance team is ranked twice – for Insurance Litigation: Mainly Policyholders and also for Professional Negligence. Clients say: “They punch above their weight and achieve remarkable results.” This year, Nicola Maher has been promoted to band 2 for Insurance Litigation “She is really forensic with the detail and is also fantastic with her turnaround times “, whilst Roger Franklin “very decisive and in control of the whole process” and Michael Whitton “This is the man who can get you there safely and successfully” are ranked in both categories. Finally, Oliver Pannell recognised as an Associate to Watch “He is a very capable lawyer who is very thorough and very clear.”

David Goepel is recommended for his Charity work and Russel Shear retains his ranking for Mid-Market M&A. Clients say that “He offers great legal and commercial input, and provides a seamless process and timely responses.” Simon Miles who clients say is “Really clever, very responsive and very quick at picking things up and turning them around” is ranked for Intellectual Property Law whilst Joanna Osborne has moved up a band for Property Litigation “She is tactically unbeatable.”

Congratulations to all involved!


Chambers’ independent research collects information about organisations, individuals and the marketplace, conducting thousands of interviews a year with in-house counsel and third-party experts, such as barristers and accountants, to deliver detailed insight into providers of legal services. You can also view our results on Chambers’ website.



About Edwin Coe

Edwin Coe LLP is a full service law firm based in the heart of London’s historic legal district in Lincoln’s Inn. Founded in 1913, we have grown from our litigation origins to become a thriving and dynamic practice, providing a comprehensive range of legal services to meet the needs of a wide variety of businesses, individuals and organisations based throughout the UK and internationally.

With 43 Partners, we are ranked 115 in the 2022 edition of The Lawyer ‘UK 200’ law firms and are recommended in all the major legal directories. We provide clients with innovative, tailored and integrated legal services and combine a highly personal and responsive service with industry leading expertise.

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