Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors is ranked by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 guides 2020

Lisa Slade-Carter | Nov 2019

Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 are the leading legal directories and have published their 2020 guide to UK’s law firms. We are pleased to announce that Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors has been recognised, once again, by both guides.

The Legal 500 recognises once again the Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors’ Commercial Property, Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Litigation teams in the 2020 guide.

Commercial Property – Ranked by Legal 500

Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors LLP’s commercial property team is well versed in the areas of construction, property investments, planning and property disputes. Its clients include housing associations and occupiers (landlords and tenants). The practice is headed by Darren Millis and Richard Willis.

Commercial Litigation – Ranked by Legal 500

Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors LLP’s dispute resolution and litigation practice specialises in commercial property disputes, distribution and agency agreements, debt collection and director, shareholder and partnership disputes. Its work includes dealing with injunctions and freezing orders and work in areas such as insolvency, international trade and IT and e-commerce. Practice head Kenneth Stangoe, Trevor Coward, Guy Brooks and Richard Millard are the key contacts.

Real Estate Litigation – Ranked by Legal 500

Contentious property work is managed by Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors LLP‘s ‘highly committed, capable and accessible‘ commercial litigation team, which is led by Kenneth Stangoe. Lease renewal proceedings, planning disputes, boundary disputes and rent and service charge recovery are among the areas of activity. The group acts for private clients, as well as commercial entities (including those active in the retail and leisure sectors) and public bodies.

‘The firm has a strong focus on understanding detailed aspects of an assignment and thereby produces impressive legal analysis and advice that is both practical and commercial’.

‘In the field of dispute resolution and property litigation, Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors is in the same league as major city firms’.

‘The team has the unique ability to isolate the key problem in any litigation and hone in on that point of contention without distraction’.

Chambers and Partners  has ranked both the Dispute Resolution & Litigation department, who have achieved this ranking for many years now but has also ranked the Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors Personal Injury team.

Personal Injury: Mainly Claimant Department – Ranked by Chambers & Partners

What the team is known for  – Highly capable personal injury practice practice offering expertise on a broad range of employer’s and public liability cases.  Equally adept in handling cases resulting from RTAs.  Expertise includes several spinal cord and brain injuries, fatalities and amputations.

Strengths Once source says: “It is a reputable, reliable firm with high standards,” adding: “They are all very professional, have a good knowledge of their field of work, efficient and effective, and easy to communicate with.”

One Client says: “I have been given excellent advice and support throughout, and every query or question I have had has been answered in detail.  I’ve always been well informed and felt part of the process.”

Notable practitioners Navdip Gill

Litigation – Ranked by Chambers & Partners

What the team is known for – Well-respected team active on a wide range of contractual claims and commercial disputes, including unfair prejudice claims and fraud-related proceedings. Local and international clientele comes from a variety of industry sectors, and also includes private individuals and SMEs.

Ranked Lawyer – Litigation
Trevor Coward handles a variety of commercial disputes, including breach of contract and unfair prejudice claims. He also has experience in fraud-related cases.

Ranked Lawyer – Real Estate Litigation
Kenneth Stangoe represents high net worth clients among others in boundary disputes and landlord and tenant issues.

One source says: He has an outstanding ability to grasp the exact detail that is at issue and develop an appropriate response that is directed perfectly on target.”


Chambers and Partners 2020       Legal 500 2020 Leading firm

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