NEWCASTLE law firm Dickinson Dees has been awarded the status of one of the UK's Top 25 Law Firms for its private client work.
Research by Private Client Practitioner – an industry forum for private client professionals – bestowed the title on the region’s largest independent practice.
Private Client Practitioner ranked firms on their market knowledge and published data, as well as specific information such as the size of the firms, their teams and number of clients.
Founder and editor-in-chief of Private Client Practitioner, James Anderson said: “Whilst London-based firms dominated the list, there was a strong representation from other areas of the UK such as the North East, which demonstrates the health of the UK private client legal profession.
“Whilst some clients, particularly international individuals, may prefer a London-based lawyer, there are many advantages in using a regional firm and Dickinson Dees clearly demonstrates this.”
Managing partner Jonathan Blair said: “We are delighted with this achievement in what has been a successful year for our private client practice. Dickinson Dees has a strong pedigree for private client work which has developed to the extent that we now have an advisory team of in excess of 85 advising trusts and wealthy individuals both in the UK and abroad.”
Dickinson Dees boasts some of the country’s top private client lawyers with Top 50 Private Client Practitioner, George Lyall and Ros Harwood, who was awarded Best Private Client Lawyer at this year’s Yorkshire Lawyer Awards.
Meanwhile, one to watch at the firm is Faye Thorman, who was ranked by Private Client Practitioner in the country’s Top 35 Under 35 for the second year running.