Morton Fraser has achieved the Legal 500 top tier ranking for Debt Recovery and maintained its strong rankings in its core practice areas. In reference to the Banking & Finance team, Morton Fraser was described as "[providing] a ‘quality service', and is ‘extremely proficient, knowledgeable, helpful, efficient and personable'".
In Chambers & Partners, Morton Fraser maintained its strong rankings and 28 of the firm's lawyers were identified as leaders in their field, "associates to watch" or "up and coming" across 19 different practice areas. Leonard Mair was once again recognised as a "Senior Statesman" for Family/Matrimonial. Lauren Scott has been newly ranked as an "associate to watch" for Charities while Claire Anderson, Lucia Clark and Jim Herd were once again recognised for Health & Safety, Family/Matrimonial and Health & Safety respectively. Carryl Beveridge and Richard McMeeken have been newly ranked as "Up and Coming" for Private Client and Restructuring/Insolvency respectively. In reference to the Employment team, Morton Fraser was described as "quick, straightforward and very focused on finding solutions."
Key highlights in the 2014 Legal 500 Guide:
Achieving the top tier ranking for Debt Recovery.
Maintaining our top tier rankings for Contentious Trusts & Probate; Family Law; and Immigration.
Maintaining our strong tier two rankings for core practice areas including: Banking & Finance; Commercial Litigation; Commercial Property; Employment; Health and Safety; Licensing; Personal Injury: Defender; and Property Litigation.
Key highlights in the 2015 Chambers & Partners UK Guide:
Maintaining our top tier rankings for Family Law and Immigration.
Maintaining our strong tier two rankings for core practice areas including: Banking & Finance, Charities, Employment and Sport.
Rankings are assessed on criteria that include technical legal ability, perception in the market, client service, reputation for handling complex, innovative deals, in-depth capability and other qualities that clients consider relevant.
Chris Harte, Chief Executive of Morton Fraser, said of the results:
"Being identified as having leaders in 19 different practice areas demonstrates the breadth of our expertise, while the feedback we have received from clients reflects our commitment to outstanding service built on clarity, trust and understanding."
For further information on Morton Fraser's most recent directory rankings and commentary please visit the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners UK websites.