The Legal 500 UK 2023 has recently launched. This year, after extensive research and feedback from clients and contacts, their researchers have recommended our work in 16 categories.

Across our practices, our lawyers are recommended 54 times by the Legal 500’s expert researchers, with new mentions/reappearances for James Walton and Neil Flynn (both Property Finance), Sundeep Rathod (Immigration), Emma Gregory (Property Litigation), Kate Dwyer and Oliver Pannell (both Professional Negligence: Insurance), Fred Sheppard and Ian Chai (both Commercial Litigation).

Our Senior Partner, David Greene joins the ‘Hall of Fame’ and Tom Johnson is a new ‘Rising Star’, both for Commercial Litigation: Mid-Market. Michael Whitton (Insurance Litigation: for policyholders), David Goepel (Personal tax, trusts and probate), Daniel Bellau (M&A), retain their rankings as ‘Leading Individuals,’ as has Zahira Hussain (Commercial Litigation ‘Next Generation Partner’), and Emma Sangeelee (Senior Exec Employment ‘Next Generation Partner’).

Our Commercial Litigation team were recommended for Mid-Market matters whilst our Insurance Litigation team were ranked for policyholders and Professional Negligence. Where one contact stated ‘…they handle more such claims than any other claimant firm, and they prosecute such claims much better than anyone else.’ Our litigators were also recommended for Fraud: Civil‘Efficient, approachable and responsive team, and particularly experienced in group litigation matters. A pleasure to work with.’

In the Private Client sector, the team was recommended for Personal tax, trusts and probate along with Charities and not-for-profit. One client commented ‘The team undertakes difficult and sensitive work for the full range of private clients with quiet competence and dedication. They are especially good at the client-care side of the job.

The larger Employment team was ranked for Employment: employers, Employment: senior executives; Immigration: business and Immigration: human rights, appeals and overstay, with one referee commenting that ‘My experience with Edwin Coe was notable for the flexibility, empathy and resourcefulness of the senior staff.’

Our Property team is ‘A team of extremely experienced real estate finance lawyers providing practical and commercial advice to clients, breaking down complicated legal jargon into bitesize and digestible nuggets, and a nice bunch of people too.’ and were recommended for Residential property; Property Finance and also Property Litigation.

Other practice areas recognised in the UK directory are Intellectual Property ‘The unique thing about this practice is their personal attention to their clients’M&A: smaller deals ‘Very attentive and practical’ and Equity Capital Markets: Small-Mid CapEntrepreneurial busy firm’.

Congratulations to all involved!

You can read all the rankings and testimonials at the Legal 500 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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