Posted on 24.9.15
North West based law firm Gorvins Solicitors has once again achieved Top Tier rankings for Commercial Property and Commercial Litigation in this year’s Legal 500 directory. 15 lawyers were recommended across 13 practice areas. Senior Partner Mark Deverell was listed amongst the national “elite leading individuals” and the firm saw new entries in Property Litigation and Construction.
The Firm’s Commercial Property team were recognised as leaders in real estate for their lead on the Urban Splash Group disposal of a portfolio of apartments to Places for People. ‘Experienced’ team head Martin Hoare was recommended alongside Managing Partner Lorraine Lockie.
Within Commercial Litigation the ‘knowledgeable’ Tier 1 team were recognised for delivering ‘a high level of service’ with head Mark Deverell being described as ‘very client focused’ along with Guy Lightowler and Michael Morris.
Gorvins’ ‘efficient’ Corporate Commercial team achieved a Tier 2 ranking in the Manchester region. Partner and Head of Department Andrew Curwen was described as ‘practical’, Consultant Paul Lupton ‘very experienced’ and Christian Mancier as ‘thorough and calm’.
The Employment team were ranked with particular recognition for Employee expertise. Several of the team were recommended including the Head of Employment David Walton whose ‘knowledge and expertise in the employment field were noted as exceptional’ as well as Senior Associate Ed Gregory being described as ‘assured and calm’.
Gorvins’ Private Client teams have been praised particularly well in the 2015 directory with three departments achieving an increase in rank. The Wills, Trusts & Probate department were noted as being ‘very approachable and caring’ and Head of Department, Christine Thornley is particularly noted for her ‘compassionate yet sensible nature when making difficult decisions.’
Sally Leaman, Head of Gorvins’ Family team has been praised for her work with private children law disputes, divorce and her niche in police divorce work. She ‘stands out for her calm and reassuring approach.’
The Property Litigation team was ranked for the first time and noted for being ‘extremely knowledgeable’ under the direction of team head Guy Lightowler.
The firm also achieved ranks in Debt Recovery, Insolvency and Corporate Recovery, Personal Injury, Construction and Intellectual Property with five lawyers achieving recommendations.
The results of the Legal 500 2015 reinforce Gorvins’ solid reputation as a leading North West law firm with specialist expertise in commercial litigation, corporate and commercial law, real estate, property and private client law.
The rankings are an important third-party reference guide to the legal sector across the country. It is trusted and respected by legal professionals, General Counsel (GC) and many of the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies along with the wider business community, because of its rigid research structure.
Lorraine Lockie, Managing Partner of Gorvins said: “The Legal 500 Directory is integral to our industry. As the independent guide to the best performing law firms in the UK, we are always striving to achieve the best position possible for our Firm in our region; the North West. I am delighted that Gorvins have been recognised once again for the work we do and for the importance we place on providing innovative and specialist legal services to our clients.
The 2015 results reflect the work our teams do and I am proud that so many of our solicitors have been recognised for their commitment to clients and the industry. My personal congratulations go to Mark Deverell for achieving ‘elite’ status in this years’ guide. It has been an exciting year for Gorvins and to be acknowledged in this way for the service we provide our clients is fantastic.”