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Leading firm for 25 areas across UK legal directories

22 October 2020

With communities across the world trying to adapt to accelerated change, it has never been more important for us to support our clients in all aspects of their personal and professional lives.

In the latest release of the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners UK legal directory guides, we have been recognised as a leading firm across 25 practice areas, with over 75 lawyers listed amongst the top of their field. This recognition - thanks largely to the time, effort and energy expended by our clients and contacts in giving their feedback – demonstrates our ability as a firm to guide businesses, high-net-worth individuals and their families and philanthropists in all their legal needs in these challenging times.

Thank you to all our clients and contacts – the feedback you provide on how we work together is invaluable. Whatever your situation, whether you are facing unique predicaments or grasping new opportunities in our rapidly evolving world, we are here to help.

Agriculture and rural affairs

"They are on the ball and always there at the end of the phone to answer questions".
Chambers and Partners UK, 2021

Art and cultural property law

"An esteemed global practice with the ability to provide comprehensive cross-border advice on all art-related matters…they are proactive, fast to respond and very thorough".
Chambers and Partners UK, 2021

Banking litigation

"An excellent commercial litigation practice; all-round expertise in high-value banking and finance litigation".
Legal 500 UK, 2021


"Withers is dedicated to providing prompt, pragmatic advice and developing a trusted relationship with our legal team".
Chambers and Partners UK, 2021

Commercial litigation: mid-market

"This is a highly-skilled and experienced team of commercial litigators with a global practice. They are often involved in high-profile, high-value cases in the Commercial Court, Chancery Division and in arbitration on behalf of HNW individuals, corporate clients and State actors. They are indefatigable in pursuit of their clients’ interests and deliver a very high-quality service. There is a real team spirit and they are great to work with".
Legal 500 UK, 2021

Contentious trusts and probate

"Withers LLP's team is a powerhouse of experience and talent, with lawyers 'at the top of their game based in London, the US, Hong Kong and Singapore who can assist clients in high-value and multi-jurisdictional trust and succession disputes".
Legal 500 UK, 2021

Court of Protection: property and affairs

"They are an extremely good firm and are very experienced in cross-border matters".
Chambers and Partners UK, 2021

Defamation / reputation management

"I have been thoroughly impressed with the team's service across all levels. They have always been readily contactable and highly responsive. As well as being timely the advice was also proactive".
Chambers and Partners UK, 2021

Education: institutions and schools

"Withers' practice is characterised by its UK and international reach…the firm draws on its strengths across a wide range of disciplines to advise clients in the higher education sector, including employment, immigration, health and safety and real estate. Strong team – always available. Play a long game but play to win, certain team members are extremely impressive".
Legal 500 UK, 2021

Employment: employers

"The team at Withers are exceptionally responsive and we trust their advice and judgment. We have always received advice which has been balanced and robust to enable us to make the right decisions".
Legal 500 UK, 2021

Employment: senior executives

"The lawyers achieve absolutely outstanding results; their strategy and negotiation is very thorough and it's a great team".
Chambers and Partners UK, 2021

Family / matrimonial

"Renowned for its deep team, international and domestic caseload and impressive client list…they are extremely well prepared and happy to go into detail and extremely thorough. They are also extremely responsive, explain things well and are very solution-focused".
Chambers and Partners UK, 2021

Family: mediation

"A highly rated and established team…the fact that Withers’ mediators are all highly respected family lawyers means that they can bring to the mediation table a wealth of experience of complex cases and how to navigate them, which is of enormous benefit to clients".
Legal 500 UK, 2021

Financial services: contentious

"Hugely committed to the client and will go the extra mile".
Legal 500 UK, 2021

Fraud: civil

"The firm represents both claimants and defendants in a variety of sizeable disputes in both the English courts and internationally, with a depth of experience in this area and a very good set of lawyers offering civil fraud services".
Chambers and Partners UK, 2021


"Withers LLP specialises in global corporate immigration programmes for financial and media companies and in personal immigration for company founders, senior executives and their families. The have a strong offering for complex citizenship issues and residency planning".
Legal 500 UK, 2021

International arbitration

"They have excellent strength in depth across both commercial and investment arbitration. A truly diverse international team with deep knowledge and experience of many business sectors".
Legal 500 UK, 2021

M&A: Smaller deals, up to £50m

"Withers LLP advises on a range of M&A deals across numerous sectors including pharmaceuticals and life sciences, technology, hospitality and sport. Luxury brands continue to be one of the firm's key strengths and the corporate team works with both established and emerging brands".
Legal 500 UK, 2021

Personal tax, trusts and probate

"The premier global private client team. Every investment bank, trustee or accountant wants to work with this team … There is a breadth and depth of knowledge and experience within the team that allows for considered responses to queries within a quick timeframe".
Legal 500 UK, 2021

Professional negligence

"The team is exceptional in terms of the depth of knowledge, experience and in terms of its efficiency to turn around quick items in a fast moving litigation".
Legal 500 UK, 2021

Public international law

"Withers LLP has a team which is responsive, expert and willing to go the extra mile for their clients…their services were tailored and outstanding. I was impressed particularly by the wealth of experience on offer".
Legal 500 UK, 2021

Residential property

"One of the most approachable and user-friendly City firms. They offer well considered and commercial advice and are a joy to work with…very strong and well respected firm".
Legal 500 UK, 2021

Tax: contentious: fraud

"Highly regarded tax fraud practice with the ability to advise clients on international tax investigations…they are extremely good on sensitive cases and give clear advice which is also practical".
Chambers and Partners UK, 2021

Venture capital

"Withers has an enormous expertise, in depth knowledge of VC practice and ability to guide companies and entrepreneurs in securing the best deals and help them in negotiating process which is set for the best outcome for the client".
Legal 500 UK, 2021

This document (and any information accessed through links in this document) is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Professional legal advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from any action as a result of the contents of this document.


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