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News - Legal 500 2017 Results

Legal 500 2017

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Nockolds Solicitors has been recommended in the following practice areas in the 2017 edition:

Human Resources - Employment (Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middlx) - Tier 3
Recommended Lawyers: Darren Hayward and Gary Smith
Darren Hayward has notable expertise in acting for high net-worth individuals in contentious matters. Gary Smith handles all forms of employment litigation in the public and private sectors with a particular focus on discrimination claims. 

Insurance - Clinical Negligence: Claimant - Tier 2
Recommended Lawyers: Jennie Jones, Yasmin Ameer and Rachel Davis
Leading Individual: Yasmin Ameer
Jennie Jones ensures ‘a high level of service, clear explanations, prompt communication and confidence’ in the department. The past year has seen the recruitment from Barr Ellison LLP of senior associate Yasmin Ameer, who combines ‘huge experience with supreme confidence and a perfect manner with even the most difficult client’. Court of Protection lawyer Ameer, who specialises in surgical and anaesthetic errors resulting in iatrogenically induced brain injury, is further described as ‘extremely responsive and compassionate, going beyond the normal call of duty’. Jones and chartered legal executive Rachel Davis also focus on brain and spinal injury work. 

Insurance - Personal Injury: Claimant - Tier 2
Recommended Lawyers: Jennie Jones and Yasmin Ameer
The personal injury team at Nockolds Solicitors in Bishop’s Stortford is led by Jennie Jones, who handles both multi- and fast-track claims, including fatal matters, claims involving the Motors Insurers’ Bureau and other road traffic accidents. Senior associate Yasmin Ameer, who joined from Barr Ellison LLP in May 2016, is experienced in brain and spinal injuries and also acts as a Court of Protection deputy.

Private Client - Contentious Trusts and Probate - Tier 3
Recommended Lawyer: Daniel Winter
Key figure Daniel Winter has ‘a solid reputation in the area’ and ‘obtains excellent results for clients across a range of trusts, probate and Court of Protection matters’.

Private Client - Family (Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middlx) - Tier 3
Recommended Lawyers: Lynn Cowley, Peter Dodd and Zen Thompson
Key figure Lynn Cowley has notable expertise in dealing with property and assets based in Spain, and also advises on cohabitation and pensions issues. Peter Dodd is ‘a solution-oriented mediator’, who has ‘a practical, lateral-thinking approach’ and handles high net-worth divorces, child-related issues and inheritance-related disputes. Zen Thompson is recommended for divorce proceedings, civil partnership issues, cohabitee rights and financial matters arising from relationship breakdown.

Private Client - Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate (Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middlx) - Tier 2
Recommended Lawyer: Peter King
Peter King heads the ‘efficient’ practice.

Real Estate - Commercial Property (Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middlx) - Tier 4
Recommended Lawyers: Michael Talbot, Andrew Fernandes, Elena Nicolaou
Michael Talbot heads the commercial property team and specialises in high-value residential development; other key figures include transactional expert Andrew Fernandes and senior associate Elena Nicolaou, who has notable expertise in regeneration projects.

Reference: Quotes have been taken from the Legal 500 website profile:

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