Firmwide and individual success for Gowling WLG in Best Lawyers® 2023 guides

09 June 2022

Forty-one Gowling WLG lawyers from the firm's UK LLP have been named 'Best Lawyers®' in the 11th Edition of the global peer review publication, with three named as 'Lawyer of the Year' for 2023.

Securing 44 rankings in total, lawyers from the firm's Birmingham and London offices are awarded the title of 'Best Lawyers® in the United Kingdom' for their legal expertise, as well as their ethics and professionalism of the highest calibre, named across 19 speciality areas including Real Estate, Financial Services, Public Sector, and Tech law.

The latest results include a further six rankings on the previous edition, with legal director Verity Barker (Arbitration and Mediation), partner Charles Bond (Mergers and Acquisitions Law), Of Counsel Clark Sargent (Litigation) and consultant Peter Thorne (Real Estate Law) named Best Lawyers® this year. Principal associates Aaron Dunning-Foreman (Pensions Practice), Kate Seaborne (Investment Funds and Private Equity), and Charlotte Scholes (Pensions Practice) are named "Ones to Watch" in 2023.

Partners Paul Inman (Intellectual Property Law, Life Sciences Law) and Martin Thomas (Litigation, Real Estate Law), and Of Counsel Julian Pallet (Banking and Finance Law, Insolvency and Restructuring Law), also celebrate further individual success having been recognised for their expertise in two legal categories.

Cementing their success in 2023, partners Chris Brierley (Banking and Finance Law), Elizabeth Gane (Pensions Practice) and David Vaughan (Corporate Finance Law) are also named in Best Lawyers®' exclusive "Lawyers of the Year" list. The list showcases the premier lawyers in their respective fields among peers in 2023. This additional recognition is awarded to individual lawyers with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region, with only one lawyer recognised for each specialty and location.

Gowling WLG is also recognised in Best lawyers'® "Top-Listed City Awards" list, for the single greatest number of lawyers recognised across Birmingham (21 lawyers) in 2023.

Best Lawyers® is one of the oldest and most respected peer review publications in the legal profession. The annual list of outstanding lawyers is compiled through an unbiased legal referrals process, surveying tens of thousands of the industry's leading figures.

Rankings for Gowling WLG's France and Germany lawyers are to be revealed later this month.

The full list of those named in the UK guide is as follows:

Best Lawyers® in the United Kingdom

Bernardine Adkins: Competition Law

Robert Armour: Energy and Natural Resources Law

Verity Barker: Arbitration and Mediation

Gordon Bell: International Arbitration

Richard Black: Pensions Practice

Charles Bond: Mergers and Acquisitions Law

David Brennan: Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Chris Brierley: Banking and Finance Law (named Banking and Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year")

Jonathan Chamberlain: Employment Law

Martin Chitty: Employment Law

Jason Coates: Pensions Practice

John Cooper: Competition Law

Nicholas Cunningham: Intellectual Property Law

Patrick Duxbury: Intellectual Property Law

Elizabeth Gane: Pensions Practice (named Pensions Practice "Lawyer of the Year")

Richard Green: Construction Law

Gordon Harris: Intellectual Property Law

Matthew Harvey: Asset Finance Law

Julian Henwood: Corporate Finance Law

Paul Inman: Intellectual Property Law & Life Sciences Law

Luke Kempton: Intellectual Property Law

Michael Luckman: Intellectual Property Law

Hugh Maule: Corporate Finance Law

Jeremy Millington: Corporate Finance Law

Lee Nuttall: Tax Law

Michael O'Shea: Construction Law

Julian Pallett: Banking and Finance Law & Insolvency and Restructuring Law

Ashley Pigott: Construction Law

Clark Sargent: Litigation

Andrew Smith: Litigation

Gillian Stewart: Real Estate Law

Martin Thomas: Litigation Law & Real Estate Law

Peter Thorne: Real Estate Law

Joanne Tibbott: Pensions Practice

Mike Trainer: Real Estate Law

Nick Turner: Real Estate Finance

David Vaughan: Corporate Finance Law (named Corporate Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year")

Ian Weatherall: Insolvency and Restructuring Law

Best Lawyers® in the United Kingdom: Ones to Watch

Aaron Dunning-Foreman: Pensions Practice

Charlotte Scholes: Pensions Practice

Kate Seabourne: Investment Funds and Private Equity

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