Lester Aldridge has, once again, achieved top rankings in the independent legal directory Chambers and Partners UK.

The annual guide collects results from client interviews, peers and fellow professionals. It is highly recognised as a key resource when it comes to choosing a law firm.

In the 2021 guide, the Corporate/M&A:SME/Owner-Managed Businesses team at Lester Aldridge continues to hold a top band ranking. The guide noted that a client stated that “They have impressed across the board.”

Eight other teams also ranked. These teams include Employment, Family/Matrimonial, Healthcare, Litigation & Recoveries, Real Estate, Restructuring & Insolvency and Shipping. Seven partners: Nick Keitley, Paula Barnes, Grant Esterhuizen, Laura Guntrip, Michael Veal and Managing Partner Matthew Barrow have achieved rankings in the top 2 bands, with eighteen individuals listed in total. Partner Roger Woolley has been recognised as an Eminent Practitioner for The South and Consultant Jane Porter a Senior Statesperson for Southampton and Surrounds.

Matthew Barrow, Managing Partner of Lester Aldridge, comments: “I am delighted that Lester Aldridge has once again received such strong recognition in Chambers and Partners, one of the leading legal directories. It demonstrates Lester Aldridge’s strength in depth across the full range of services to our clients.”