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Posted 27 September 2019
byPaul Kelly

Success for Tozers in Legal 500 2020

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

We are delighted to have been recommended in 5 practice areas in the 2020 edition of renowned legal directory the Legal 500. Through written submissions and interviews conducted with lawyers and clients, for 32 years the Legal 500 has been ‘analysing capabilities of law firms across the world’.

Here are our rankings and comments from the Legal 500:

Corporate and commercial: The West Country – ranked: tier 3

Tozers Solicitors LLP advises clients on investment transactions, M&A, expansions and associated fundraising, reorganisations and commercial contracts. The sectors in which it is principally active are the home and holiday parks, charities and aggregates industries. It is also increasingly active in the hotels and leisure space. James Orpin is the department head.

Practice head(s): James Orpin. Other key lawyers: Amy Laver

‘Strong team of individuals who work very well together’
‘Amy Laver is a true professional, conscientious and has a keen eye for detail’
‘Amy is able to grasp the key facts and plot a course to a successful outcome without delay’

Clinical negligence: claimant – ranked: tier 2

Tozers Solicitors LLP is experienced in assisting with injury claims involving brain damage such as meningitis and cerebral palsy caused during birth or in the neonatal period. The firm also handles claims in relation to autism caused by negligence. Other cases involve spinal injury claims such as cauda equina, infection claims and clinical negligence leading to immobility, incontinence, pain and depression.

Practice head(s):Endurance Arthur; Stuart Bramley

Charities and not-for-profit – ranked: tier 2

Tozers Solicitors LLP provides charity law support to religious and educational charitable institutions on corporate, commercial, employment, dispute resolution, intellectual property and data protection matters. A particular area of expertise is providing assistance with charity mergers and the structuring of charities. James Evans heads the practice and is experienced in assisting organisations with the obtainment of a charitable status and advising charities on regulatory compliance.

Practice head(s): James Evans

‘Easy to get hold of and very responsive. As a client, it is a positive experience’
‘The firm has an excellent understanding of charity work and an ability to find solutions through deep knowledge of charity regulations’
‘Clients receive a consistently high level of service and have established a strong working relationship with James Evans’
‘James Evans has expert understanding of the charity sector but also understanding of the challenges that charities face. His advice is always well thought through and pragmatic’

Family – ranked: tier 3

Tozers Solicitors LLP advises high-net-worth individuals on divorce proceedings as well as on the drafting and negotiation of financial settlements, pre-nuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements. The firm also acts for vulnerable children and victims of domestic and sexual abuse. The firm also assists family members with children law disputes over residence and contact. Practice head Tracy Lambert is a qualified mediator and collaborative law practitioner.

Practice head(s): Tracy Lambert. Other key lawyers: Caroline Ryan

Social housing – ranked: tier 2

Tozers Solicitors LLP is a well-known name among regional and national registered providers, for whom it provides a wide range of services. It is particularly strong in property work, an area which is led by Stephen Burtchaell; in this space, the firm advises on development and regeneration, infrastructure agreements, stock transfers and property finance, among other matters. The group is also sought out to advise on mergers between registered providers, as well as housing management and employment issues. Burtchaell and Simon Sanger-Anderson jointly lead the practice.

Practice head(s): Simon Sanger-Anderson; Stephen Burtchaell

‘One lawyer supports the client throughout the whole process, which allows for excellent consistency of service’
‘Stephen Burtchaell stands out for his commitment to providing clear advice and for his genuine spirit of support and willingness to go the extra mile for his clients’

Leading individuals

Stephen Burtchaell has been listed as a leading individual.

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About the author

Paul Kelly

Partner and Solicitor

Paul is the managing partner of the firm