Balfour+Manson: Legal 500 UK 2016 rankings revealed09/20/2016

Balfour+Manson is delighted to have been ranked top tier for a further year in the Medical Negligence category of the Legal 500 UK 2016.  We are also pleased to have moved up two tiers for Charities and Not for Profit work.  

We continue to be recommended in: Personal InjuryFamily LawProfessional NegligenceEmploymentCommercial Litigation and Personal Tax, Trusts and Executries.

Fourteen Lawyers are also recommended for their practice areas:

Commercial Litigation – Elaine MotionDavid ShortDavid Flint and Gordon Deane
Employment – Robert Holland
Medical Negligence – Elaine Motion, Ann Logan and Fred Tyler
Personal Injury – David McIntosh and David Short
Professional Negligence – David Flint
Charities and not for Profit – John Hodge and Alan Gilfillan
Family – Shona Smith and Karen Gibbons
Personal tax, trusts and executries – Robin Hill and Shona Brown

The Legal 500 commends the firm as a whole stating that “Balfour+Manson’s highly regarded practice has a longstanding reputation for excellence”.  

They also mention our acclaimed Medical Negligence Team, in particular the “approachable and professional” Elaine Motion, Ann Logan and “excellent” senior partner Fred Tyler.

“Balfour+Manson applies its considerable experience and clout to a range of matters”, the publication also commented.  In respect of Personal Injury, it mentions David McIntosh and his representation of the pursuer in a “multimillion-pound claim concerning catastrophic injuries as a result of a criminal act”.  Practice head David Short is praised on being an “effective communicator” and Fred Tyler is “excellent”.

Our Commercial team also receive praise: “Balfour+Manson is noted for its good commercial sense. Practice head and consultant John Hodge assists charities with IP and structural matters, and associate Alan Gilfillan is experienced in dealing with Scotland’s charities regulator, the OSCR”.

In our Family law team both Shona Smith and Karen Gibbons receive recognition, commenting that Shona Smith is “good at finding pragmatic solutions in international financial provision cases”.  Associate Karen Gibbons, who advises on Hague Convention matters, is “patient, kind and adept at listening”.

Our Personal Tax, Trusts and Executries team are described as being “consummate professionals”, with the “approachable and caring” Shona Brown receiving recommendation alongside department head Robin Hill.

For the full details of Balfour+Manson’s rankings, please follow the link below: -

http://www.legal500.com/firms/207/4539