Top Tier firm success for Gowling WLG in The Legal 500 UK 2022 rankings

30 September 2021

Gowling WLG has won plaudits for its commercial and legal expertise following The Legal 500 UK revealing its rankings for 2022.

The firm again secures top tier rankings in London and the West Midlands across its range of practices and sectors, including Real Estate, Corporate & Commercial, Government & Public Sector, and Technology, and marked success in the firm's specialist service lines including Projects, Energy & Natural Resources, Pensions, Finance and Dispute Resolution.

Highlighting the firm's market-leading prowess, Gowling WLG secures 16 Tier One rankings, added to a further 49 practice area accolades across London and the West Midlands, totalling 65 practice area rankings.

In another excellent showing, the firm also scoops a total 69 individual rankings, with 33 Gowling WLG lawyers named in the elite "Leading Individuals" list, The Legal 500 UK's guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide. A further 10 lawyers were named to the publications "Hall of Fame" list, exclusively for senior practitioners and shining lights in their field.

Recognising the firm's talent at all levels, an additional 15 lawyers are listed as "Next Generation Partners" with a further 11 as "Rising Stars".

A full list of Gowling WLG's ranked lawyers is included below:

Hall of Fame


  • Anne Waltham: Property Litigation
  • Nick Heather: Listed Funds
  • Martin Thomas: Property Litigation

West Midlands

  • Ashley Pigott: Construction
  • Jeremy Millington: Corporate and Commercial
  • John Burns: Commercial Property - Birmingham
  • Martin Chitty: Employment
  • Richard Black: Pensions
  • Stephen Kenny: Energy, Project Finance and PFI

Leading Lawyers


  • Andrew Newbery: Water
  • Ben Stansfield: Planning
  • Charles Bond: Corporate & Commercial and Projects, Energy & Natural Resources
  • Gordon Bell: International Arbitration
  • Huw Evans: Intellectual Property: Trademarks, Copyright and Design
  • James Sidwell: Commercial Litigation: Investment & Retail
  • John Reed: Listed Funds
  • Jon Lloyd: Commercial Property - Development
  • Jonathan Brufal: Emerging Markets
  • Kristian Rogers: Listed Funds
  • Nick Turner: Property Finance
  • Patrick Duxbury: Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Vicky Fowler: Planning

West Midlands

  • Andrew Litchfield: Health & Safety and Environment
  • Andrew Smith: Commercial Litigation
  • Chris Brierley: Banking & Finance
  • Clive Chalkley: Property Litigation
  • David Vaughan: Corporate & Commercial- Birmingham
  • Elizabeth Gane: Pensions
  • Giles Clifford: Transport
  • Gus Wood: Energy, Project Finance and PFI
  • Jacqueline Knox: Social Housing
  • Jane Fielding: Employment
  • Kate Swaine: Intellectual property
  • Lee Nuttall: Corporate Tax
  • Michael O'Shea: Construction
  • Paul Barker: Property Litigation
  • Paul Carberry: Pensions
  • Richard Bate: Commercial Property - Birmingham
  • Richard Green: Construction
  • Richard Lee: Pensions

Next Generation Partners


  • Catherine Naylor: Commercial Litigation- Mid-market
  • Dan Smith: Media and Entertainment
  • Elizabeth Williams: Infrastructure
  • John Coldham: Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design
  • Nick Mumby: Commercial Property - Development
  • Samuel Beighton: EU & Competition

West Midlands

  • Chris Nyland: Corporate Tax
  • Dominic Richardson: Projects, Energy and Natural Resources, and Transport
  • Helen Davenport: Commercial Litigation - Birmingham
  • Joanne Tibbott: Pensions
  • Matthew Walker: Commercial Property - Birmingham
  • Navin Prabhakar: Banking and Finance
  • Toni Weston: Planning
  • Zoe Fatchen: Corporate Tax

Rising Stars


  • Charlotte Scholes: Pensions Dispute Resolution
  • Kate Seabourne: Listed Funds
  • Verity Barker: Commercial Litigation - Mid-market

West Midlands

  • Caroline McNally: Corporate and Commercial - Birmingham
  • Gemma Whittaker: Construction
  • James Stanier: Energy, Project Finance & PFI
  • Katie Molloy: Banking Litigation
  • Michael Carter: Intellectual Property
  • Michael Hafen: Health and Safety
  • Rob Bridgman: Property Litigation
  • Sally Farrall: Social Housing

View the full Gowling WLG rankings for London and the West Midlands.

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