The Chambers UK directory is considered one of the most respected “who’s who” independent guides to the legal profession and has recognised Porter Dodson’s Family & Matrimonial team and Private Client team in the 2014 edition, based on feedback and recommendations from clients and peers.
Extracts from Chambers UK 2014:
The team offers advice on complex high net worth financial proceedings, childcare, and fertility, surrogacy and international parenting law. Also houses considerable expertise in alternative forms of dispute resolution, encompassing mediation and collaboration.
KEY INDIVIDUALS: Rebecca Marshall is held in high regard for her work in public law children cases, particularly complex non-accidental injury matters and adoption cases. She is commended by peers for her “sound, sympathetic and sensible” approach to cases.
The team handles a variety of high net worth matrimonial finance and children law matters. Particularly noted for its strong expertise in international surrogacy law.
KEY INDIVIDUALS: Louisa Ghevaert focuses upon international surrogacy, with particular expertise in matters concerning the USA, Ukraine and India. Sources describe her as “an expert in a very difficult and specialised area of the law – she knows her subject extremely well and gives knowledgeable and sensible advice.”
Private Client: Somerset
Traditional private client work with a solid reputation for wills and probate work as well as trust and estate administration. Capacity to advise on contentious claims.
KEY INDIVIDUALS: Stephen Wray is a revered contentious practitioner who garners high praise from both clients and peers. Sources comment that “he has a clear, cool head and an excellent grasp of both the legal position and wider commercial interests. His rational approach inspires trust. A fine advocate.”
Adrian Poole has also been ranked as a “Leader in their Field” for Employment in Somerset.
This follows the Fertility and Parenting team recently being ‘Highly Commended’ for Excellence in Business Development and Innovation at The Law Society Excellence Awards 2013 and Porter Dodson’s listings in the Legal 500.