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Independent legal directories The Legal 500 UK and Chambers and Partners UK have launched their latest editions and leading law firm Lester Aldridge has attained top rankings across both guides.

In The Legal 500 UK 2018, Lester Aldridge has achieved top tier firm rankings in six service areas and been recommended in 12 others. Within the South West region, the firm has been listed as tier 1 for Corporate and CommercialCommercial PropertyEmploymentHealth and Safety and Commercial Litigation, and for Shipping in the South East. Partners Grant EsterhuizenNick Keitley and Suki Samra have been listed as Leading Individuals in the guide, with many other partners and associates ranked.

In Chambers UK 2019, Lester Aldridge has been ranked in 11 practice areas with 16 lawyers also listed, plus two practice areas in the High Net Worth guidePrivate Wealth Law and Yachts & Superyachts (Global-wide).

Three partners at Lester Aldridge have achieved Band 1 rankings in Chambers UK; Nick Keitley for Restructuring/InsolvencyJane Porter for Family and Peter Grose for Healthcare. 16 partners in total are listed as ‘Leaders in their Field’ in the legal guide, plus one “Associate to watch” (Melia Hirst, Insolvency).

Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 legal directories are widely recognised as a key resource for clients when it comes to selecting a law firm as they offer an impartial opinion due to the research being based on client and peer interviews.

Matthew Barrow, Managing Partner at Lester Aldridge, comments: “I am delighted that we have once again achieved excellent rankings in these leading independent guides. The results are based on interviews with our clients, peers and other professionals therefore reflect our commitment to providing the best possible client service across all of our practice areas.”