National law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has been recognised as a Top Tier firm in the latest Legal 500 guide which ranks the UK’s top lawyers and organisations.

Clarke Willmott received prestigious Top Tier rankings for 10 of its specialist practice areas, up one from last year’s results.

The Cardiff office of the firm is ranked in: banking & finance; commercial property; and social housing.

Several individuals from the office also appeared on the guide’s list of outstanding lawyers including Fraser MacRae who was named in the prestigious ‘Hall of Fame’ for his work in Banking and Finance.

Partner Vicky Kells, who heads the Cardiff office and leads the Social Housing sector, has been listed in the elite ‘Leading Individuals’ list while Bethan Evans is named as a ‘Next Generation Partner’.

In total Cardiff lawyers received 14 recommendations.

Vicky said: “We are delighted with our numerous rankings in the Legal 500 again this year both for our specialist practice areas and for individual lawyers.

“I am particularly pleased to see Fraser MacRae in the Hall of Fame and to be named a Leading Individual myself. This is a prestigious industry guide, especially because rankings are based on client feedback.

“The recognition across the office and the firm as a whole reflects the time we invest in developing relationships with our clients, our high level of service and our great people.”

The Legal 500 series is widely acknowledged as the world’s largest legal referral guide. It is an independent guide and firms and individuals are recommended purely on merit.

Clarke Willmott LLP is a national law firm with seven offices across the country including Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton and Taunton.

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