The Legal 500 – widely regarded as one of the most authoritative guides to the legal sector – has recommended London-based Solicitors and Parliamentary Agents, Sharpe Pritchard, across ten categories in its 2017 edition.
Sharpe Pritchard acts for local authorities, central government bodies, contracting authorities, other public sector organisations and registered social landlords, as well as advising commercial clients and other organisations on a wide range of public law matters.
We are now recognised and ranked in all our core practice areas:
Top-tier Firm rankings
- London: Projects, energy and natural resources
- London: Public sector
- London: Real estate
Amongst the firm’s recommendations this year were ‘Top Tier’ endorsements for its work in the Infrastructure (Parliamentary) and Electoral practice areas, which saw Senior Partner, Alastair Lewis, and Partner, Emyr Thomas, named as ‘Leading Individuals’.
Sharpe Pritchard’s Local Government expertise is also recognised and we are recommended for our “expertise spanning judicial reviews, statutory appeals, development projects and infrastructure mandates.” The ranking also notes that ‘The firm’s procurement strength is evident in its recent highlights;’ Partners, Roseanne Serrelli, Trevor Griffiths, Nicola Sumner and John Sharland are all named as ‘Recommended Lawyers’.
The infrastructure projects team is recognised for its work on UK infrastructure projects including Thames Tideway Tunnel and numerous waste PPP projects. Partners, Roseanne Serrelli, Nicola Sumner and Jane Crees and Associate, Steve Gummer are all named.
In the Education practice area, the firm was described as being “renowned for assisting local authorities and school governors”. Partners, Annie Moy, Catherine Newman, Paul O’Sullivan and Timothy Farr are ‘Recommended Lawyers’.
For its work in Administrative and Public Law, particularly relating to judicial reviews and statutory appeals, Sharpe Pritchard’s team is described as ‘excellent’, with Partner, Trevor Griffiths, and Senior Associate, William Rose named as ‘Recommended Lawyers’.
Partner, Jo Pickering, is a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ for her Commercial Property work, with the team recommended for both the Commercial Property: Development and Commercial Property: General practice areas.
Sharpe Pritchard’s Construction team is described as being “very strong on public sector matters and dealing with the challenges they pose”, with Partners, Justin Mendelle and Annie Moy named as ‘Recommended Lawyers’.
Meanwhile, the firm is described as “a true public sector specialist” for its Planning work, with Partners, Brian Hurwitz and Denise Stephenson, having “first-rate knowledge of both the local government context and planning law, as well as very good client-care skills.”
In total, 18 of the firm’s specialists are Recommended Lawyers in this year’s The Legal 500.
Alastair Lewis said: “We are delighted to have once again received an excellent set of recommendations from The Legal 500 – which take in a significant proportion of our work – and especially with our ‘Top Tier’ and ‘Leading Individual’ accolades.
“Recommendations from The Legal 500 are particularly important to us as they are substantially based on responses from our clients to the researchers.
“This is wonderful recognition for the many hard-working members of our team and underscores our strong commitment to our clients.”
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