Commenting on our rankings Gordon Drakes said: "We are absolutely delighted that the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners recognise our expertise and experience in franchising, advertising and commercial contracts – it's quite an honour – and having three complementary specialisms within our team make us stand out from the crowd."
The Legal 500 (2020)
For 29 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research programme revised and updated every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market. The research is based on feedback from 250,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers.
We are once again proud to be ranked in Tier 1 for Franchising in the UK 2020 edition of The Legal 500. Gordon Drakes is recognised as a "next generation partner", and there are individual mentions for David Bond, Andrew Dodd, James Seadon and James Corlett.
This ranking sits alongside our Tier 1 rankings for Commercial Contracts and Advertising & Marketing (Brand Management), with individual mentions for David Bond as a "leading individual", and Sonal Patel Oliva as a "next generation partner".
Chambers and Partners 2020
Chambers & Partners is an independent organisation that has been ranking the best law firms and lawyers since 1990, and now covers 185 jurisdictions throughout the world.
We are again ranked in Band 1 for Franchising in the 2020 edition of the Chambers UK directory. Both David Bond and Gordon Drakes are ranked as leading lawyers.
Sources state our franchise team "is very commercial and has a fast turnaround time." Another source stated: "I value their partnership – they are familiar with the needs of our business and provide a prompt, reliable service."
Reflecting on this year's brilliant set of endorsements, Gordon Drakes said: "this is great news for our practice, and demonstrates our pedigree not just in franchising, but also in commercial contracts and advertising. I am particularly pleased to see individual recognition for so many of the team. We are acutely aware that this recognition is only possible because of the support we receive from both our clients and fellow professionals and we continue to be very grateful for that."
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