Hempsons celebrate another great year in The Legal 500

We are delighted to announce another outstanding year for Hempsons in The Legal 500. Our team has been praised for its exceptional reputation and high quality of work over the past year.

We have been ranked as a top-tier firm in six practice areas across our four offices, including Public Sector Health, Professional Discipline and Clinical Negligence. We have also been ranked in Partnership, Crime and Charities and not-for-profit.

Eight of Hempsons’ lawyers are listed in the elite “Leading Lawyers” category. This is The Legal 500’s guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide. Crispin Pettifer, Anne Ball, Kirsten Blohm, Mary Menjou, Simon Eastwood, Chris Morris, Ian Hempseed and Ross Clark are all listed in this category.

Ian Hempseed has secured a place in the Hall of Fame for Charities and not-for-profit, and John Holmes been listed in the Hall of Fame for Clinical Negligence and Healthcare.

We also have five lawyers listed in the “Next Generation Partners” category. This is The Legal 500’s guide to junior partners who make a material difference to the practice. We are pleased to see Gautam Chawla, Hannah Stephenson, Stephen Maratos, Oliver Crich and Jennie Chapman listed in this category.

Stephen Hooper has been listed as a “Rising Star” in Professional Discipline for his regulatory work. Our highly respected regulatory and crime team has gone from strength to strength following our merger with Eastwoods in January 2020.

‘The recent merger between Eastwoods and Hempsons has further strengthened the combined team’s ability to provide an expert service in the professional discipline sphere. Hempsons already had a strong professional discipline team but the addition of the Eastwood’s team in very significant as it brings in a specialist team with depth and length of experience. It is also particularly important that the team also practice in the allied spheres of crime, inquests and clinical negligence as they are often interlinked.’

This year’s rankings consistently mention the unparalleled level of client care that Hempsons has offered during the COVID-19 pandemic:

‘The level of commitment to client care at Hempsons to be quite exceptional. Both lawyers I have worked with were tireless in their determination to ensure a good result for their clients, and both are extremely knowledgeable of their fields. I also think they have handled the COVID crisis admirably – I have not noticed any downturn. In fact, they seem to be going above and beyond in these difficult circumstances.’

A total of 34 lawyers are mentioned by name in Legal 500 UK commentary for their standout contribution to our respective practices. The full list of ranked lawyers and client testimonials can be found on The Legal 500 website. There is a field to search for individual offices at the top: https://www.legal500.com/firms/1543-hempsons/235-london-england/

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