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Spear’s rank our Family lawyers among best in UK

05 May 2017

Three of our Family law experts have been recognised among the top UK Family lawyers by Spear’s magazine.

The Family Lawyers 2017  listing, which was released this week, cites Catherine Bedford, head of our Family Law Group, within the top 10 UK lawyers, while partners Linzi Bull and Nicholas Westley are rated as highly recommended.

Catherine is particularly praised for her insight and intellect, and referenced as being “a first-choice solicitor for high-flying CEOs, investment bankers, sports stars and entertainers.”

Linzi is cited for being a trusted port of call among the Firm’s long-standing clients, with a particular highlight acting for a same-sex couple in an international surrogacy case involving blackmail and associated privacy issues.

Nicholas, former Queen Elizabeth Building (QEB) barrister, notes that solicitors need “to be bolder” and “stick their neck on the line.” He claims it’s worth it compared to “taking your chances” in the understaffed family courts.

The Spear’s listing is based on interviews with 60 leading lawyers, which is whittled down to a Top 50 and a Top 10.

Catherine’s top 10 success was also referenced in an article for The Times, which you can read here.

You can read the Spear’s profiles in full below:

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