Edwin Coe is delighted to announce that 14 lawyers and 4 practice areas have been recommended in the 2022 edition of Chambers UK: A Client’s Guide to the UK Legal Profession.  As reported in the guide, clients say: “Edwin Coe is a very good firm to work with. They have partners and experts to cover all major legal areas.”

Our Restructuring & Insolvency team retained their band 1 ranking for Personal Insolvency where they are praised for their “very professional” approach.  Simeon Gilchrist has retained his top individual ranking and is seen as “a standout in the personal insolvency space”, whilst Ali Zaidi has also retained his band 2 “Ali Zaidi is very pragmatic with sensible and down-to-earth approaches to problems.

In addition our Insurance team is again ranked twice – for Insurance Litigation: Mainly Policyholders and also for Professional Negligence. Clients recognise their: “expertise in insurance litigation and depth of knowledge.” Roger Franklin “a brilliant negotiator with a razor-sharp mind” and Michael Whitton “Michael is very good, tenacious and impressive in negotiations” are ranked in both categories. Nicola Maher is again ranked for Insurance Litigation and is described as “a brilliant solicitor and a superb communicator – she is invested in her clients, down to earth and super smart.” Finally, Oliver Pannell has again been recognised as an Associate to Watch.

Our Employment team have also retained band 2 for their Senior Executive work. Commentators note that the team can “handle very challenging and complex work and they are very speedy and efficient.”  Three lawyers are ranked from the team – Linky Trott “makes me feel like I am her most important client, even though she has others, and she has a prevailing understanding of market trends”,  Emma Sangeelee “is an exceptionally perceptive and intuitive lawyer who has outstanding client management abilities” and Rachel Harrap “is excellent at identifying key issues and responding appropriately. She is always ahead of the game, anticipating the actions available to the other side and nullifying their possible choices.”

Head of Intellectual Property Simon Miles is ranked for IP, of his work, one client said “Simon’s strategy was expert and he is resilient.” whilst Joanna Osborne recognised for Property Litigation “Joanna is absolutely committed to her clients and works phenomenally hard, leaving no stone unturned.” Finally Russel Shear retains his ranking for Mid-Market M&A.

Congratulations to all involved!


Edwin Coe is recommended in the UK, High Net Worth and Global directories. 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 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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