Family Department listed as Band 1 by Chambers & Partners

Family Department listed as Band 1 by Chambers & Partners

We are delighted to announce that our Plymouth Family Department has been ranked as a Band 1, the highest level, by Chambers & Partners.

Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked in bands from 1 (highest)-6 (lowest) and being ranked in any band is a sign achievement. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include:

  • Technical legal ability
  • Professional conduct
  • Client service
  • Commercial astuteness
  • Diligence
  • Commitment
  • Other qualities most valued by the client

Based on the Chambers & Partners research on lawyers globally, individual lawyers Phil Thorneycroft, Partner at Wolferstans, has been recognised as band 1, and Julie Shrimpton, Associate solicitor, awarded band 2.

Content from Chambers & Partners:

Highly thought-of firm with extensive experience acting for clients on public children law matters. Also represents clients in domestic abuse cases. Active in matrimonial finance work and recognised in the Plymouth market for its skilled professionals.

Phil Thorneycroft is best recognised for his expertise in public law children cases, specialising in care and adoption matters. He also advises on financial provision and divorce. Sources describe him as being “very clear in his analysis and a very good cross-examiner.”

Julie Shrimpton is “really supportive in guiding and giving accessible and clear advice,” according to one source, who goes on to note: “She listens to your rationale and reasoning, asking very insightful questions.” She is noted for handling public law children matters as well as adoption, secure accommodation and care proceedings.

Both of the team are stated as notable practitioners and are a great credit to our firm, we are delighted that they both have been recognised for their achievements.

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