Legal 500 UK 2023 recommends Withers as leading firm in 24 areas of law

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Our top tier expertise and the service we provide to UK clients has, once again, been recognised in the latest set of rankings and reviews to be published by the new Legal 500 UK directory. The guide helps successful individuals, businesses, charities and not-for-profit organisations identify law firms that best suit their needs, and Withers has been recognised as a leading choice of advisor for 24 practice areas, including these highlights:

Agriculture and rural affairs
‘The strength and depth of the Withers team is particularly impressive. Other firms often have one or two stand out lawyers but when they are not available, the cracks start to appear. At Withers the whole team has very good operators.’

Art and cultural property
‘The firm is a pioneer in representing clients for matters relating to Art and culture property, and in particular on NFT and digital assets disputes, stolen art, restitution matters, contractual disputes. ‘

‘Withers is without doubt one of the most trusted of all our legal partners and in reality, probably the best. What makes it unique is the lawyers’ accessibility, always up to date knowledge and the whole solutions-focussed ethos of the firm. A credit to the legal profession.’

Commercial litigation
‘The team has a standout cross-cultural, cross-jurisdictional ability that is unique in the mid-market.’

Contentious trusts and probate
‘This is a team which is at the top of its game-real depth of expertise and experience, handling the highest profile and most valuable cases. it is also excellent with clients-always trying to do the best for them and looking for a negotiated settlement where possible.’

Corporate and commercial (Cambridge)
‘The practice has a good range of skills and experience, with individuals who have good scientific knowledge, which is helpful to underpin the legal and drafting advice given.’

Court of Protection
‘Put simply – they care. They genuinely take the time to engage with us and learn as much as they can about our work, our ethos, our weaknesses, our strengths.’

Education: institutions and schools
‘Brilliant individually and as a team. Excellent thought leadership, at times venturing into new areas and quickly got on top of issues and delivered without exception.’

Employment: employers
‘Very knowledgeable as you would expect, but practical and focused on the best commercial outcome for their client.’

Employment: senior executives
‘Outstanding people who worked together as a great team. Head and shoulders above other teams that I have dealt with in this area of practice.’

Family / matrimonial
‘Withers is a leading law firm with a strong global presence. It is valued in the industry for its high caliber of service and its expertise in complex legal disputes with particular experience representing high net worth individuals and international clients. Its client service is second to none.’

Family: mediation
‘Withers’ family team is one of the strongest in the country and also offers family mediation as part of its excellent all round service.’

Financial services: contentious
‘Withers LLP directs a distinct level of focus towards representing senior employees, chief executives and non-executive directors involved in PRA and FCA-led matters.’

Fraud: civil
‘Top tier civil fraud practice – highly experienced team offering the very best service to clients.’

‘The group has a strong profile in the market and brings the wider tax awareness of the wider Withers team.’

International arbitration
‘Diverse team with the ability to translate the arbitral process in a way that clients from a number of sectors can understand.’

M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m
‘Vast experience and a very switched-on, sharp team with diverse expertise of different jurisdictions and industries/businesses supported by a firm with high calibre branches/associates all over the world.’

Personal tax, trust and probate
‘The team has huge strength in depth and combines experienced partners with able associates .They deliver rounded and practical advice . They are committed to engaging in the wider private client community and have a very strong knowledge of cross-border issues.’

Professional negligence
‘Withers shows great dedication to its clients and fights tenaciously for their interests. Withers have the benefit (rare in my experience among professional negligence firms) of having fee earners who are very experienced in commercial litigation and arbitration, so bring that perspective also to the table, which is very helpful.’

Public international law
‘Experienced and knowledgeable across a wide range of PIL areas, especially investment-state arbitration, but increasingly on inter-state disputes too.’

Reputation management
‘The team at Withers is extremely professional and so on top of the law (global, EU and UK). Whether it was the unique circumstances they were helping me navigate, or advise on managing social media, or the EU ‘right to be forgotten’, I felt I was in very good hands – from both an expertise and strategy perspective.’

Residential property
‘The team at Withers is fantastic. User friendly, knowledgeable and incredibly good at their job.’

Venture capital
‘The team is very responsive and also very helpful. Advice is strategic and well explained.’

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 challenges or finding new opportunities in our rapidly evolving world, we are here to help.