The Legal 500 assesses the strength of law firms in over 100 jurisdictions, for over 29 years and is based on the feedback received from 250,000 clients worldwide.
Fosters Solicitors have this year been ranked as a 'leading firm' with 'leading individuals' and have been recognised in 11 areas of work.
Published annually, The Legal 500 is regarded as a key guide for clients in choosing their Law Firm. The 2017 results have noted a total of 19 of our lawyers receiving personal recognition and recommendations for their individual skills and expertise.
Fosters Solicitors are extremely proud to be recognised in so many areas of work, with standout practitioners, elite individuals and excellent local reputations that continue to evolve and flourish with the growth of the firm.
Our achievements have been highlighted below:
Crime - Fraud
Recognised as the leading firm in East Anglia, Fosters Solicitors was noted as 'one of the best for Trading Standards and VAT fraud cases.'
Led by Chris Brown, leading individual and recognised as the top lawyer for East Anglia, we are proud to also have 'standout practitioners' Damien Moore and Debbie Reynolds defending clients to the highest standards within our Fraud department.
Crime - General
Our Crime department have been noted as having an 'excellent reputation locally and a caseload that is national in scope.' Being recognised as a team that 'runs a tight ship and has a team that always performs well', higher court advocate Damien Moore and Debbie Reynolds have handled and successfully defended in cases that include product mislabelling, serious sexual assault cases and dangerous and careless driving.
Chris Brown, Head of our Crime & Defence department has been noted as a leading individual in East Anglia and has represented a 17 year old boy accused of seven offences under the Computer Misuse Act in a high level case on communications giant TalkTalk.
Corporate and Commercial
Our Corporate and Commercial department has grown significantly and has been recognised on the extensive experience and ability of the department. With Adrian Newborough leading the team and both himself and Chris Fielding recommended, the department was joined by Jamie Arnall in 2016, bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the firms Corporate and Commercial offering.
Both Adrian Newborough and Chris Fielding have been recommended and recognised for their 'extensive experience in High Court and County Court matters.'
Our Debt Recovery department have been praised for 'prompt, efficient and good value for money.'
Led by Adrian Newborough, the team perform 'over and above expectations.' The Legal 500 have also recommended Chris Fielding and recognises that Fosters is known for 'recovering large sums in the aftermath of insolvency proceedings.'
With Stephen Green leading the Personal Injury department, the team are recognised as a recommended firm. Fosters have experienced growth with the hire of 'highly experienced' Ian Comer who joined following the merger with comercrawley. Barry Grogan and Lynn Satchell are also recommended.
Private Client - Contentious Trusts & Probate
A recommended department with Chris Fielding highlighted as having a 'niche contentious probate practice representing personal representatives, beneficiaries and potential claimants against estates.'
Private Client - Family
Fosters' Family department are recommended due to their 'highly experienced practitioners'.
Iain McClay, Partner, has been recommended for his 25 years experience of family law and speciality in divorce.
Partner Lucy Simpson has been recognised for her 'wide range of expertise, including knowledge of financial matters, deeds of trust, private law cases for children, international cases and special guardianship orders. Clare Sharpe, Senior Associate is also recommended.
Private Client - Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate
A recommended department with a high level of experience and expertise. 'Client's of Fosters are delighted with the level of service and specialist advice.'
STEP-qualified Senior Associate, Trina Worden is noted as 'friendly, professional, extremely efficient, approachable and knowledgeable.' Rachel Chiarotti, Senior Associate is recommended and praised as 'very approachable, pleasant, friendly, conscientious, efficient and patient with people who know little about legal and financial affairs.' Stephen Green, joint head of department is also recommended alongside Laura van Ree, Partner and joint head of department who has been praised for the 'overall level of service being excellent.'
Recommended for their expertise and holding a 'broad client base of developers, professional landlords and lenders', the department, led by Simon Button, with Senior Associate Rachel Appleton also recommended, have more than ten years experience in real estate, property sales, purchases and commercial lease matters along with being praised as 'strong' in agricultural land sales and the acquisition of land for development.
Fosters' Property Litigation department, led by Adrian Newborough who is noted as 'excellent on all counts', are recommended due to many highlighted cases demonstrating their wealth of experience and expertise. Chris Fielding is also recommended.