Commenting on our rankings Gordon Drakes said: "This has been a challenging year for many clients, but we have been honoured to be by their side, helping them navigate choppy waters, change tack where necessary and spot opportunities on the horizon. We have learned a lot and we are of course absolutely delighted that the Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and Who's Who continue to recognise our expertise and experience in franchising."
The Legal 500 (2020)
The Legal 500 research is based on feedback from clients, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers.
We are once again proud to be ranked in Tier 1 for Franchising. David Bond is recognised as a "Leading Individual", Gordon Drakes is recognised as a "next generation partner" and Vicky Reinhardt is recognised as a "rising star". There are individual mentions for Andrew Dodd and James Corlett.
Chambers and Partners 2020
Chambers & Partners 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 "listens to our needs and responds accordingly," adding "They do not presume to know what is best for us and instead work with us to come up with the solution that works best."
Who's Who Legal: Franchise 2020
Who's Who Legal ranks lawyers individually for their expertise.
Eight of Fieldfisher's franchising team made the grade this year: Gordon Drakes, David Bond, Andrew Dodd, Vicky Reinhardt, James Seadon, Manish Bahl, Miguel Mejías and Jordi Ruiz de Villa. Gordon Drakes is also ranked as "Global Elite Thought Leader".
On these numbers, Fieldfisher has the highest concentration of leading franchise lawyers in the UK and across Europe.
Reflecting on this year's brilliant set of endorsements, Gordon Drakes said: "this is great news for our practice. 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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