Legal 500, one of the leading international legal directories which provide rankings of law firms based purely on client feedback recently published their UK results. The rankings are based on feedback from 250,000 in-house peers, client feedback and independent assessment of law firms’ deals and confidential matters.

As the only offshore law firm with a presence in all three Crown Dependencies, Appleby have received notable rankings across their offices and have continued to hold top tier ranking in many sectors, including, Banking and Finance, Corporate and Commercial, Gambling, Insurance and Pensions, Employment, Dispute Resolution and Commercial Property.

In addition, the directory also recognised 27 Appleby lawyers as either “leading individuals”, “next generation partners” or “rising stars” across their Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Private Client and Trusts and Property practice groups from their Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey offices.

Valuable client feedback continued to provide the directory with praise across the board. Client feedback this year stated the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey firms are “organised and responsive and it’s a pleasure working with them” and that “because all the offshore offices are connected, they are able to deliver a seamless service which some other firms cannot”. Whilst another client stated that the firms are “approachable, knowledgeable, technically adept and always focused on providing the right advice.”

The list of ‘Leading Individuals’ include:

Isle of Man

Faye Moffett (Office Managing Partner) Banking and Finance

Christopher Cope (Partner) Dispute Resolution

Charles Davies (Partner) Dispute Resolution

Simon Harding (Partner) Banking and Finance, Insurance and Pensions

Mark Holligon (Partner) Dispute Resolution

Claire Milne WS (Partner) Gambling

Caren Pegg (Partner) Dispute Resolution, Employment

Juan Thornley (Partner) Corporate and Commercial

Kyle Sutherland (Partner) Banking and Finance, Corporate and Commercial

Guernsey

Jeremy Berchem (Office Managing Partner) Banking and Finance

Anthony Williams (Partner) Dispute Resolution

Richard Sheldon (Partner) Employment

Jersey

James Gaudin (Office Managing Partner) Capital Markets

David Dorgan (Partner) Private Client, Trusts and Tax

Fraser Robertson (Partner) Dispute Resolution

Andrew Weaver (Partner) Investment Funds

The list of ‘Next Generation Partners’ include:

Isle of Man

Garry Manley (Partner) Corporate and Commercial

Tom Brook (Partner) Banking and Finance, Corporate and Commercial

Guernsey

Richard Field (Partner) Dispute Resolution

Chet Pohl (Partner) Banking and Finance, Corporate and M&A

Jersey

Jared Dann (Partner) Dispute Resolution

The list of ‘Rising Stars’ include:

Isle of Man

Alexandra Dernie (Senior Associate) Commercial Property

Erin Trimble-Cregeen (Senior Associate) Dispute Resolution

Keira Gore (Counsel) Employment

Guernsey

Nicole Sorbie (Senior Associate) Banking and Finance

Jersey

Kevin McQuillan (Senior Associate) Banking and Finance

Jonathan Anderson (Counsel) Commercial Property

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