Kitsons Praised in Chambers & Partners Legal Directory 2015

Leading Devon law firm Kitsons has been praised in the South West chapter of the latest edition of Chambers UK – the legal sector’s industry ‘Bible’.

Highlights include Kitsons’ Licensing team achieving ‘Top Tier’ status, whilst the Private Client team that handles complex tax, trusts, wills, estate planning and contentious probate matters, has entered the rankings for the first time.

The firm has also retained rankings for its Employment, Litigation, Corporate and Real Estate teams.

Overall, eight lawyers have been named as ‘Leading Individuals’ with partners James Cross and Rhodri Davey achieving Band 1. New ‘Leading Lawyer’ rankings for 2015 include: David Campbell (Associate to Watch) – Licensing, and Lucie Biddick (Star Associate) – Employment.

James Cross, Managing Partner at Kitsons said: "We are once again delighted to have been praised in these independent rankings which are testimony to our desire for success, to improve ourselves year on year and to be able to provide top tier expert advice to our increasing client base in more and more practice areas. This accolade demonstrates the breadth of talent working at the firm and is just reward for the investment we have made in recruitment and people development over many years."

Partner and Head of Employment, Rhodri Davey received a top-tier personal ranking with his Employment Team achieving Band 2 overall. The team frequently advises on complex employment litigation claims, and cases concerning employment status in the construction and security industries and has strong ties with education and leisure and tourism clients across the South West and nationally.

Rhodri Davey, Partner and Head of Employment at Kitsons said: “We are pleased to have retained our ranking of Band 2 for Employment law and very proud of every member of our talented team who helps us to maintain our standards and ethos. We look forward to continuing to grow our client base across the South West over the next 12 months.”

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