West Midlands legal outfit mfg Solicitors has been ranked as one of the region’s leading law firms for its expertise across a variety of practice areas by the Legal 500, the independent guide to law firms.
The long-established firm, which has offices across the region in Bromsgrove, Kidderminster, Worcester and Shropshire, has been graded highly in six legal practice areas. This included a prestigious ‘first tier’ ranking for partner Robert Weston’s work in complex contentious trust and probate cases with him described as ‘commercially aware and experienced’.
Rural and farming specialist, partner Iain Morrison, was again listed for his expertise while his colleague, partner Sarah Denney-Richards, was commended for her work advising on wind and hydro schemes.
Commercial litigation partner Tom Esler was labelled as ‘excellent’ with matrimonial expert Claire Backler singled out for her experience with complex matrimonial finance cases.
Maynard Burton, partner and chairman at mfg Solicitors said: ““Overall, for several of our specialist solicitors and teams to be praised so highly in 2013 really is the icing on the cake for what has been a successful year.
“The growth steps we have taken during 2013 are widely recognised. We have not only expanded the business, but also added new talent to our teams as we look to spread our reputation wider.”
More than 250,000 corporate counsel were surveyed and interviewed globally in the past 12 months to put together the 2013 Legal 500 in which firms and lawyers are recommended purely on merit.