Major Legal Firm Achieves ‘Gold Standard’ National Ranking

by Catriona Quinn

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Gilson Gray recognised for outstanding practice in UK guide

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ONE of the country’s most prominent law firms has been recognised for its outstanding work in the prestigious guide that highlights the UK’s best legal departments and solicitors.

The annual Chambers and Partners Guide 2020 has identified Gilson Gray’s Litigation team and its Family Law division, as well as three of Family Law team, with top-level rankings for the quality of their legal services.

Known in the industry as the ‘gold standard’, Chambers and Partners independently researches the world’s most outstanding lawyers in order to produce a comprehensive guide of the brightest and best in the field.

Led by Philippa Cunniff, who personally retained a band 1 ranking, the seven-strong Family Law team was praised for its seamless teamwork, organisation, plethora of knowledge and commitment to clients.

Partner Sally Nash also achieved a band 3 ranking in recognition of her bright and responsive approach to work, while Denise Laverty has been acknowledged as an ‘Associate to Watch’ for her impressive ability in the assimilation of detail and representation of matters.

Headed up by Partner Rosie Walker, the Gilson Gray Litigation and Dispute resolution division has also been recognised for the first time as a recognised practitioner.

Philippa said: “As well as being delighted to retain my individual band 1 ranking, I’m absolutely thrilled that just over two years after starting the Family Law team at Gilson Gray, we have achieved a team ranking as well as individual rankings for three of our members.

“We have a fantastic team here at Gilson Gray and to have that recognised externally is wonderful.”

Rosie said: “I am delighted that our team has been ranked for the first time in Chambers – that is tantamount to the quality of work the team undertakes and the loyal clients and referrers who have supported us since the firm started just over five years ago.”

Established just five years ago, Gilson Gray has risen to be one of the country’s leading law firms with an ethos of hiring only the best talent in the sector and providing a cost-effective, client-driven focus from offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and North Berwick.

Glen Gilson, Managing Partner of Gilson Gray, said: “It has never been our goal to be the biggest law firm in the country – instead, we aim to be the very best in the country.

“The Chambers rankings for our Family Law and Litigation teams provides solid, independent evidence that we are already delivering on that objective.

“Everything we have achieved to date, including the 2020 Chambers rankings, is testament to the exceptional talent and depth of our team. I am hugely proud of our achievements and the recognition of the work of everyone at Gilson Gray.”

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