Eastwoods Recommended in Legal 500

Eastwoods is pleased to announce that we have once again been recognised as a leading firm in the Legal 500 for Crime and Professional Discipline.


In the field of Crime, Fraud & Licensing, the directory comments as follows: “Eastwoods “is recognised as ‘a specialist in the field of medical and professional crime‘; the team is strong in defending professionals in cases involving allegations of sexual assault, manslaughter, and fraud. Surjit Dubb and Adam Smith are the key partners, and associate Stephen Hooper is recommended.” Testimonials comment that Surjit Dubb is “a cool, calm strategist who inspires confidence in his clients and fear in his opponents‘, whilst noting that Stephen Hooper is ‘thoughtful, hardworking, and approachable.’

Professional Discipline

The team has maintained its presence as leaders in the field of Professional Discipline, with the directory describing us as ‘a very experienced firm that is able, knowledgeable and accomplished’ and noting that ‘Senior partner Simon EastwoodAdam Smith and Surjit Dubb are highly rated, Kate Williams is a notable consultant and Stephen Hooper is an experienced associate. Jean Sapeta was hired from Hempsons as consultant.’  One testimonial commented: The practice has vast experience in defending professionals in regulatory proceedings – they really understand the hidden complexities that cases can throw up, and they are brilliant at managing anxious clients who are worried about their careers

Individual Highlights

Simon Eastwood has once again been recognised as a Leading Individual, with one commentator  noting that he …is simply one of the leaders in this field – he absolutely does the best for his client and is someone clients should demand to have with them in the trenches when the bullets are flying‘.  

Surjit Dubb is described as ‘first class; he has a formidable and forensic mind but is still very amiable and supportive of clients and their concerns‘, while Stephen Hooper has been recommended as a Rising Star

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