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“Regional Heavyweight” gets top Legal 500 recognition

Outstanding legal expertise and high praise from clients has led to excellent rankings for Flint Bishop in leading legal guide, Legal 500 2013.

Classed as a “regional heavyweight” and described as “absolutely excellent”, the firm has had 14 of its practice areas and 12 solicitors recommended. We have also attained a ‘Top-Tier Firm’ rank in Dispute Resolution, making us the only solely-Derbyshire based law firm in Tier 1.

What is more, our Corporate and Commercial departments have been raised to a Tier 2 rank, whilst both our Employment department and Wills & probate department were raised to a Tier 3 rank.

In addition, two of our partners have made it onto the Legal 500’s highly respected “Leading Individuals” list, an independent guide to outstanding UK lawyers. This means the firm now has more ‘Leading Individuals’ than any other Derby-based firm.

Existing Leading Individual Qamer Ghafoor is described as a “formidable litigator”, someone who “genuinely cares about his cases, works phenomenally hard, and brings the kind of approach you would expect from a partner at a big City firm”.

Newly-ranked Leading Individual Andrew Cochrane is described as someone who “completely understands the client’s business” and “always assists, no matter what”.

For private client legal services, the Legal 500 described Claire Rudkin as “highly competent” with an “exemplary” team. Whilst Kirpal Bidmead was described as “knowledgeable” and someone who “earns the client’s confidence”.

What is more, Flint Bishop is the only law firm in Derby and the East Midlands to have been shortlisted for the Regional Law Firm for Dispute Resolution Award in the Legal 500 Awards.

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