Legal 500 Leading Firm

Posted on January 12, 2018

We have been awarded the Legal 500 accreditation in 4 distinct categories in the South East region!

The Legal 500 provides a guide to the legal profession by reviewing the strengths of law firms in over 90 countries. The guide provides rankings to enable clients to identify the best law firm for their needs.

We have added to the 3 categories that we were listed for last year which represents a great win for the Jefferies team, and is testament to the personal approach and professional delivery we have come to be regarded for across the board.

Commercial Litigation 


Personal tax, trusts and probate

Commercial Property

In particular, we demonstrate an ‘exceptional breadth of practice for a local firm’ in commercial litigation, and provide ‘a very good value service for smaller and medium-size clients in particular’.

The ‘tactically extremely switched-on’ and ‘adaptable’ Mark Rothman along with Sarah Mitchell who is ‘driven to achieve the best for her clients’ is thrilled at the news, as are all the Jefferies partners, team and staff – well done!

Our Family Law department is also singled out and the ‘Diligent’ practice lead Stella Young ‘excels in public law work’ and has a specialty in non-accidental injury cases and matters involving large groups of siblings. Her deputy is assistant solicitor and family arbitrator Karen Dovaston (‘an outstanding solicitor of the highest calibre with great communication skills and judgement’) who handles most of the divorce, financial and cohabitation matters as well as drafting pre- and post-nuptial agreements. ‘Meticulous’ associate Anne-Marie Rainsford ‘goes above and beyond for her clients’, focusing on care proceedings and private disputes over children.

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