Gowling WLG named leading firm by Chambers & Partners in UK 2023 rankings

20 October 2022

Our legal teams and lawyers have again been praised for stand-out legal and commercial prowess in the Chambers & Partners UK 2023 rankings.

Gowling WLG has secured leading rankings in the UK, London and the West Midlands across its range of services and sectors, including Real Estate, Financial Institutions & Services, Corporate & Commercial, Government & Public Sector, and Technology.

Based on independent research, client and peer feedback, Chambers & Partners recognises firms for technical legal ability and team depth, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, and value for money.

In total, Gowling WLG achieved 34 leading rankings this year, supporting the firm's legal market credentials as an advisor to clients in the UK and beyond.

Of the latest figures, Gowling WLG claims eight prestigious 'Band 1' rankings, including 'stand-alone' top bandings for Construction and Intellectual Property, as well as marked success for Corporate, Energy & Natural Resources, Environment, Employment, Life Sciences, Pensions, and Real Estate.

A total of 69 lawyers are recognised by Chambers & Partners for their exceptional client service – showcasing the firm's legal talent at all levels. 13 lawyers feature across a total 14 rankings in the elite "Band 1", "Eminent Practitioner", "Senior Statesperson", and "Star Individuals" lists of the leading individuals in each practice area.

An additional three lawyers are named in the "Up and Coming" list, with a further featured in the "Star Associates" list. Overall, the firm records two new lawyer inclusions, with another six lawyers achieving upward ranking moves this year.

The latest Chambers & Partners rankings follow 'Tier 1' results in The Legal 500 UK 2023, in which the firm recorded 65 practice area rankings, and 74 individual accolades across London and the West Midlands.

View the complete breakdown of Gowling WLG's department and lawyer rankings in Chambers & Partners UK 2023. A full list of our ranked lawyers is included below:

Leading Lawyers

Banking & Finance – Midlands

  • Chris Brierley, Band 3
  • Navin Prabhakar, Band 4

Capital Markets: AIM – UK-wide

  • Charles Bond, Band 2

Construction – Midlands

  • Ashley Pigott, Band 1
  • Michael O'Shea, Band 4
  • Paul Green, Band 4
  • Richard Green, Band 3

Construction: Contentious – London (Firms)

  • Sue Ryan, Band 6

Construction: Non-contentious – London (Firms)

  • Philip Baker, Band 5

Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market and Private Equity – West Midlands

  • Chris Towle, Band 2
  • David Vaughan, Eminent Practitioners
  • Jeremy Millington, Band 1
  • Ragi Singh, Band 2

Employment – West Midlands

  • Jane Fielding, Band 3
  • Jonathan Chamberlain, Band 2
  • Martin Chitty, Band 1

Energy & Natural Resources: Mining: International – UK-Wide

  • Charles Bond, Band 3

Energy & Natural Resources: Power – UK-Wide

  • Gus Wood, Band 3
  • John Cooper, Band 4

Energy & Natural Resources: Renewables & Alternative Energy – UK-wide

  • Gareth Baker, Band 3

Environment – London (Firms)

  • Ben Stansfield, Band 2

Environment – Midlands

  • Andrew Litchfield, Band 2

Fraud: Civil – UK-Wide

  • Andrew Witts, Band 4

Health & Safety – UK-Wide

  • Andrew Litchfield, Band 4

Healthcare: Corporate/Commercial – UK-Wide

  • Robert Breedon, Band 3

Information Technology – Midlands

  • Patrick Arben, Band 2

Intellectual Property – London (Firms)

  • John Coldham, Band 3
  • Luke Kempton, Band 4

Intellectual Property – Midlands

  • Kate Swaine, Band 2
  • Patrick Duxbury, Star Individuals

Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation – London (Firms)

  • Alexandra Brodie, Band 4
  • Huw Evans, Band 3
  • Paul Inman, Band 3

Investment Funds: Closed-ended Listed Funds – UK-wide

  • John Reed, Band 3
  • Kristian Rogers, Up and Coming
  • Nick Heather, Senior Statespeople
  • Oliver Riley, Band 3

Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation – UK-wide

  • Paul Inman, Band 3

Life Sciences: Transactional – UK-wide

  • Luke Kempton, Band 3
  • Patrick Duxbury, Star Individuals

Litigation – West Midlands

  • Andrew Smith, Band 1
  • Sean Adams, Up and Coming

Media & Entertainment: Advertising & Marketing – UK-Wide

  • Dan Smith, Band 2

Pensions – London (Firms)

  • Jason Coates, Band 2
  • Paul Feathers, Band 3

Pensions – Midlands

  • Christopher Stiles, Band 3
  • Elizabeth Gane, Band 2
  • Joanne Tibbott, Band 3
  • Paul Carberry, Band 2
  • Richard Black, Band 1
  • Richard Lee, Band 3

Pensions Litigation – UK-wide

  • Charlotte Scholes, Star Associates
  • Ian Gordon, Band 1

Planning – London (Firms)

  • Vicky Fowler, Band 3

Planning – Midlands

  • Toni Weston, Band 2

Projects: PFI/PPP – UK-Wide

  • Stephen Kenny, Band 4

Real Estate – West Midlands

  • Duncan Murphy, Band 1
  • Michael Twining, Up and Coming
  • Mike Trainer, Band 2
  • Richard Bate, Eminent Practitioners
  • Susan Bennett, Band 3

Real Estate Finance – London (Firms)

  • Nick Turner, Band 3

Real Estate Litigation – London (Firms)

  • Anne Waltham, Senior Statespeople
  • Martin Thomas, Band 4

Real Estate Litigation – Midlands

  • Paul Barker, Band 2
  • Rob Bridgman, Up and Coming

Restructuring/Insolvency – Midlands

  • Jasvir Jootla, Band 3

Social Housing – West Midlands

  • Jacqueline Knox, Band 2

Tax – Midlands

  • Lee Nuttall, Band 1

People mentioned

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