Every year, two leading publishers undertake independent annual research to rank the best lawyers within key legal fields across the UK. The results are published every autumn, and SA Law is off to a flying start already. With over 1,500 firms in the UK and over 10,000 lawyers the stakes are high but we’re delighted to report that SA Law’s expert teams have successfully secured top accolades again this year.

The Legal 500 considers SA Law to have maintained the high quality of its work over the last 12 months, but with an increase in the number of lawyers singled out for their expertise and client care, with clients commenting that SA Law is “A very hard-working team which always assists and guides us to obtain the best possible results'.

Robert Ryall, SA Law’s Joint Head of Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution, and Head of Family Law Marilyn Bell have been included in the ‘leading individual’ category, while dispute resolution specialists Clare Mackay and Simon Walsh have been highlighted as ‘rising stars’.

Family law specialist Kiran Beeharry is considered a ‘next generation lawyer’, while Ruth Abrams from the Family Law team, and real estate specialist Gary Dunger have been highlighted as ‘next generation partners’.

Here is a selection of quotes from the directory from clients and fellow solicitors, praising SA Law’s work:

Commercial Litigation (Tier 1):SA Law LLP is well known for its commercial litigation work with football clubs. The team also has in-depth expertise in other disputes, which often have a multi-jurisdictional scope and include defamation, professional negligence, asset tracing, professional discipline, IP and real estate disputes. Simon Walsh is a talented litigator, absolutely committed to his clients' interests'.
'Clare Mackay's level of service has been excellent. she is very customer and solution focused. All queries receive quick attention and a fast response, and her communication is excellent'.

Family Law (Tier 1):SA Law LLP’s family practice is well versed in complex financial matters, including cases which involve international elements, trusts, complex company structures, holding companies in England and abroad, vast wealth and farms. The team is also experienced in highly demanding and sensitive children-related matters. ‘A very good and successful team who are approachable and a pleasure to deal with'. 'The team can be relied upon to give solid and sensible advice, which is important when dealing with clients in very difficult and emotional situations'. 'They will try to find the best solutions for their clients and will not litigate unnecessarily'.

Commercial Property (Tier 2):Key areas of expertise include real estate finance, residential and commercial developments, insolvency-related work as well as the handling of specific issues relating to listed buildings and agricultural land. While handling a significant amount of matters with a national scope, the practice has strong links within the region, assisting local clients with high-profile projects, particularly in property development and secured lending. 'Their level of expertise is extremely high'.
'A very hard-working team which always assists and guides us to obtain the best possible results'.
'Always willing to explain issues in a readily understandable manner'.

Employment (Tier 2):SA Law LLP's employment team acts for both companies and individuals in relation to contract terms as well as contentious claims. The practice specialises in assisting clients from the employment agency, education, charity, non-profit and care sectors and GDPR advice is an area of growth.

You can read more about SA Law at salaw.com. To get in touch about a legal issue, telephone the St Albans office on 01727 798000, or the London office on 020 7183 568.