The Legal 500 has published it’s United Kingdom 2023 edition. Reeds Solicitors LLP has been ranked as a Top Tier criminal law firm once again.

For over 30 years, the Legal 500 has assessed the strengths of law firms in over 150 jurisdictions. The results are published in the form of ‘Rankings’ by region and practice area. Rankings can be viewed free of charge at their website here.

Rankings are determined by feedback from clients worldwide, evidence-based submissions from law firms, intelligence from a dedicated team of research, as well as direct interviews with leading private practice solicitors. The Legal 500 rankings are a way of demonstrating which law firms are delivering the ‘most cutting edge and innovative advice’.

The leading criminal defence and multi-disciplinary firm, Reeds Solicitors, has been listed as a Top Tier Firm in two practice areas. Reeds has ranked in two other practice areas, and has received recommendations in a further two.

“In an incredibly difficult market place for Crime over the past 10 years Reeds have managed not only to survive (which is an achievement in itself) but also to prosper and expand (which is little short of miraculous). They have achieved this whilst maintaining incredibly high standards of service.

In a world where others cut corners they refuse to do so. The same work ethic exists across the firm.”

(Testimonial from Legal 500 2023 Edition)

Reeds Recognised as Top Tier Firm in 2023 Legal 500

Reeds Solicitors are Top Tier Criminal Defence Law Firm

Reeds Solicitors Top Tier Law Firm in the Legal 500 UK - 2023Published on the 28th September 2022, the results represent the rankings for 2023. The Legal 500 reveal that Reeds Solicitors have ranked TOP-TIER in two areas for General Crime.

Reeds Solicitors are Top-Tier in the South East and South West regions in the 2022 edition. This marks another year that the criminal defence practice is recommended as a top-tier firm.

“A seriously professional and well respected outfit which has maintained a bespoke service at all levels and provides exceptional quality notwithstanding its recent expansion. Proper players in crime across the country.”

“Reeds has strength and experience across the board. They are well set up for the difficult task of criminal litigation in a digital age and always adopt the most thorough of approaches.”


Other Ranked Practice Areas

This year Reeds Solicitors have also ranked in two new practice areas.

The North West General Crime practice has achieved rank 3. And the London General Crime, headed by recommended lawyer Neil Williams, has achieved rank 4. Peer testimonials recognise that Reeds “provide fantastic client service, ensuring that the client is taken care of. They pull out all the stops.”


Reeds Solicitors is a Firm to Watch

Reeds Solicitors Legal 500 Firm to Watch - 2023The practice is named as a ‘firm to watch’ by Legal 500 this year in two areas.

The Court of Protection Team received a well-deserved recommendation, with The Legal 500 recognising that Reeds has

“an ‘array of talent’ at its disposal. It has an ‘excellent team ethos’ and is led by Sarah Griffiths-Jones. The team accepts instructions on both a private and publicly funded basis”

The firm was also listed as one to watch in the London White-Collar Crime rankings. They recognised the contributions made by Sundeep Soor:“In early 2021, Reeds Solicitors significantly bolstered its white-collar crime offering with the appointment of Sundeep Soor, a former fraud and tax practice head at Cartwright King. Soor has significant experience in matters relating to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.”


Legal 500 Recognise Reeds Solicitors’ Individuals in Rankings

Leading Individual in the Legal 500 UK - 2023Reeds Solicitors are immensely proud to announce that many its individual lawyers are ranked this year for their contributions to the firm. South West Solicitor-Advocate Stephen Clifford, Partner and COLP in the Bristol branch, is once again listed as a leading individual.

“Setting the tone right from the top. He has incredibly high standards and insists on the same throughout the firm. He is utterly driven to make sure the firm delivers for its clients. He leads by example and has a ferocious work ethic.”

Oxford-based partners Stuart Matthews (Head of Private Crime) and Julian Richards (Head of Complex Crime) are both named as leading individuals in the South East of England. The Legal 500 writes that “Stuart Matthews displays outstanding empathy” who “manages to deliver realistic advice based on good judgment in private crime and protest work”.

Julian Richards has been recognised as “a standout tactician in serious crime, rightly enjoys an excellent reputation and is sought out for the most serious and complex cases.”

Rising Star in the Legal 500 UK - 2023Congratulations from all the Reeds team to Andy Lee, Solicitor-Advocate in the Bristol branch, who is named as a rising star for the second year running. A Rising Star is someone who appears frequently in significant matters and are widely cited by peers and clients as having made major contributions to practices. Andy is mentioned as “thorough, intuitive whilst remaining realistic and practical. He is a first-class litigator and confident in his negotiating skills.”

Reeds would also like to say a huge well done to Partner Nicola Hutchinson, Solicitor-Advocate and Area Manager in the Bristol branch, who is named as a next generation partner. For Nicola, the Legal 500 states that she “is absolutely superb, she is very easy to communicate with and always picks the correct tone depending on who she is dealing with.”

Finally, Reeds Solicitors would like to congratulate Tom Brymer, Neil Jarvis, and Mark Abbott, and Neil Williams who were all recommended by Legal 500 this year.

Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500 UK - 2023Next Generation Partner in the Legal 500 UK - 2023