BLM top ranked in legal directory Chambers & Partners

03 Nov 2016

"They will always go the extra mile and the clients' satisfaction with their results is superb"

"From the start, they've always thought about a case and are well up on it, with an idea of where they want to go with it tactically"

“They are friendly, professional and with a diverse knowledge of different sectors”


The 2017 edition of Chambers & Partners was published this week and once again, BLM has been recognised for its expertise, experience in handling complex matters and also for its excellent customer service.

BLM lawyers have been recognised in 16 practice areas, including clinical negligence, health and safety, insurance, personal injury, professional discipline, product liability and travel. Click here to view the firm’s rankings.

Over 50 of the firm’s lawyers have received individual rankings and recognition with customers complementing them for being “incredibly pragmatic”, “brilliant at client care” and “absolutely first rate”.

Congratulations to the following BLM lawyers who have been recognised this year:


Clinical negligence

Northern Ireland

Paddy Mullarkey (Band 1)


Vicki Swanton (Band 2)

Matthew Trinder (Band 2)



London (Firms)

Guy Lane (Band 6)

Keith Lonsdale (Band 6)

Michael Salau (Band 6)


Defamation/reputation management


Tim Smith (Band 5)



London (Firms)

Zita Mansi (Associates to watch)

Michael Salau (Band 3)



Glasgow, Edinburgh and surrounds

Siobhan Kelly (Band 3)


Health & safety


Jamie Varney (Band 2)



Jennette Newman (Band 4)

Christopher Newton (Band 4)




John O'Shea (Band 5)


Personal injury

Glasgow, Edinburgh and surrounds

Karen Dance (Band 3)

Frank Hughes (Band 4)

George Moore QC(Senior Statesmen)

Rachel Rough (Band 4)

Gillian Rushbury (Band 4)

David Taylor (Band 3)



Henry Bermingham (Band 4)

Roger I Brooks (Band 1)

David Evans (Band 4)

Andrew Hibbert (Star Individuals)

Valerie Jones (Band 4)

Jenny Moates (Band 3)

Jennette Newman (Band 2)

Nicholas Pargeter (Band 1)

Michael Pether (Band 2)

Terry Renouf (Senior Statesmen)



Simon Cradick (Band 1)

Matthew Harrington (Band 1)


Police law


David Hill (Band 3)

Orla Scanlan (Band 1)

Jim Sherwood (Band 3)


Product liability


Jim Sherwood (Band 4)

Emma Spence (Associates to watch)


Professional discipline


Ewan Bright (Associates to watch)

Clare Chapman (Band 1)

Katie Costello (Band 4)

Judith Duffin (Up and Coming)

Jane Lang (Band 2)

Juliette Mellman-Jones (Band 3)

Mark Shaw (Band 4)

Laura Smith (Associates to watch)

Andrew Truby (Up and Coming)

Adam Weston (Star Associate)


Professional negligence


Julian Smart (Band 3)

Lucy Tolond (Up and Coming)

North West

Jason Nash (Band 2)




Matthew Ford (Band 3)

Emily List (Associates to watch)

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Disclaimer: This document does not present a complete or comprehensive statement of the law, nor does it constitute legal advice. It is intended only to highlight issues that may be of interest to clients of BLM. Specialist legal advice should always be sought in any particular case.

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