Thirty-six Gowling WLG lawyers from the firm's UK LLP have been named 'Best Lawyers®' in the 10th Edition of the global peer review publication, with two named as 'Lawyer of the Year' for 2022.
Securing 39 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 two rankings on the previous edition, with partners Elizabeth Gane and Joanne Tibbott named as new entrants in the Pensions category. Meanwhile, partners Paul Inman, Julian Pallet, and Martin Thomas celebrate further individual success, with all recognised for their expertise in two legal categories.
Cementing their success in 2022, partners Richard Black and Patrick Duxbury are also named in Best Lawyers'® exclusive 'Lawyers of the Year' list in the Pensions and Intellectual Property categories respectively. The lists showcase the premier lawyers in their respective fields among peers in 2022. 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.
The firm is also recognised in Best lawyers'® "Top-Listed City Awards" list, having secured the single greatest number of lawyers recognised across Birmingham (22 lawyers) in 2022.
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.
Each UK lawyer has been recognised for market-leading expertise in their specialist area. The full list of those named in the guide is as follows:
Bernardine Adkins: Competition Law
Robert Armour: Energy and Natural Resources Law
Gordon Bell: International Arbitration
Richard Black: Pensions Practice
David Brennan: Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Chris Brierley: Banking and Finance Law
Jonathan Chamberlain: Employment Law
Martin Chitty: Employment Law
Philip Clissitt: Education Law
Jason Coates: Pensions Practice
John Cooper: Competition Law
Nicholas Cunningham: Intellectual Property Law
Patrick Duxbury: Intellectual Property Law
Elizabeth Gane: Pensions Practice
Richard Green: Construction Law
Gordon Harris: Intellectual Property 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
Lee McBride: Environmental 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
Huw Roberts: Real Estate Law
Andrew Smith: Litigation
Gillian Stewart: Real Estate Law
Andrew Thomas: Environmental Law & Planning Law
Martin Thomas: Litigation Law & Real Estate Law
Joanne Tibbott: Pensions Practice
Mike Trainer: Real Estate Law
Nick Turner: Real Estate Finance
David Vaughan: Corporate Finance Law
Ian Weatherall: Insolvency and Restructuring Law