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Date: 16/11/2016

Leading Worcester law firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys ranks with the best in the country, with a premier legal guide recommending it to clients across 15 legal practice areas.

The Chambers and Partners UK Guide ranks the firm in the top tier of law firms for family and private client services, covering wills, trusts and probate; four of its lawyers are named as among the best in their field and a further 19 are ranked by the prestigious guide across the firm’s six offices and legal services.

Demonstrating the firm’s strength and breadth of expertise, family lawyers Jonathan Brew in Worcester, Andrew Caldicott in Hereford and Carolyn Green in Cheltenham all attract the highest accolades, along with Matthew Johnston in Cheltenham who is ranked for his specialist advice in the area of information technology.

The firm’s education team, led by Kristine Scott, was acknowledged as a UK-wide player in the field, especially with independent schools and multi-academy trusts. The licensing team’s expertise was also recognised across UK regions, with partner Heath Thomas heading the team.

Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ family law team in Birmingham, led by Kevin Harris-James is also ranked, as are its construction and litigation teams in the Midlands, along with its corporate mergers and acquisitions team dealing with SMEs and owner-managed businesses.

Referred to by clients looking to find the best legal representation for their business across the UK, the annual Chambers UK Guides have been ranking the top law firms and lawyers since 1990. 
Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the best. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.

Rod Thomas, the firm’s managing partner, said:  “The quality of our lawyers, both as individuals and working as teams, is outstanding and Chambers and Partners confirms what The Legal 500 guide made so clear recently – that we give our clients service which rivals the best in the country, on their doorsteps. The breadth of our expertise means that we are significantly ahead of other legal firms within the area.”

The firm’s strong showing comes hot on the heels of its success in The Legal 500 listing of the major law firms in England and Wales, published in September, where it was recommended as a top-tier West Midlands law firm in seven practice areas across the West Midlands; three of its lawyers were identified as leaders in their field and 40 of its lawyers were recommended individually for their skills in 18 different specialisms.

Harrison Clark Rickerbys has 400 staff and partners based at offices in Worcester, Hereford, Birmingham, Cheltenham, the Wye Valley and the Thames Valley, who provide a complete spectrum of legal services to both business and private clients, regionally and nationwide.  The firm also has a number of highly successful teams specialising in individual market sectors, including health and social care, education, agricultural and rural affairs, advanced manufacturing, defence, security and the forces, and construction and engineering