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Home » Latest News » Lincolnshire and Yorkshire Law Firm Accredited by Legal 500 as a Leading Law Firm

Lincolnshire and Yorkshire Law Firm Accredited by Legal 500 as a Leading Law Firm

Lincolnshire and Yorkshire Law Firm Accredited by Legal 500 as a Leading Law Firm

Legal 500 analyses law firms across the world to assess their capabilities against their peers to allow those looking for legal services an easy way to identify firms that excel in key fields.



Firms are judged on various points including their technical ability to deal with complex and innovative work, historical track record with top cases, their capacity to handle all client requirements and commitment to IT and utilising it to improve client services. Interviews with clients of the firm and professionals who work alongside firms are also undertaken to give a full appraisal.

The rankings are broken down across disciplines and geographic locations with tier systems from 1 to 4 allocated, (with 1 being the highest). The Legal 500 state that “The only way a law firm can get into our ranking tables and commentary is on merit”.

Bridge McFarland LLP were ranked with Tier 2 for Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Claimant within East Midlands. Legal 500 advises about Bridge McFarland LLP “The teams are experienced in representing clients at inquests and on cross-jurisdictional matters.”

Bridge McFarland LLP were also ranked within the highly competitive Yorkshire and Humber region with Legal 500 stating about team members: “[Lorraine] Taylor has experience in matters relating to birth defects, brain damage, cauda equina, gynaecology, pressure sores, inquest representation and infant loss”.

In addition, the Hull Personal Injury team led by Leanne Keating attracted the following comment. Led by Leanne Keating “[Their] reputation has been built on its strength in specialist areas such as maritime and shipping, asbestos and mesothelioma.”

The Commercial Litigation Department was given a Tier 2 ranking along with glowing comments by Legal 500:

“Bridge McFarland LLP's dispute resolution team attracts praise for being 'efficient, conscientious and value for money'. 'Fantastic' practice head Rob Ripley handles a range of contractual and shareholder disputes and is developing a niche in the agricultural sector and family farming partnership disputes.”

They also state “Clients benefit from the 'breadth of experience throughout the firm' with the team frequently working alongside colleagues based in other offices across the region.”

Finally, the Employment Department, located in our Hull office were also ranked as Tier 2 with Practice Head, Nicola Barrass described as “extremely knowledgeable and [her] advice is always pragmatic”. Legal 500 also state the Nicola is “the key name for trade union and industrial action matters, particularly in the manufacturing and construction industries”.

With so many legal service firms to choose from the Legal 500 offers a reassuring platform to select from accredited firms.