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Legal 500 UK 2017 rankings revealed

Balfour+Manson is delighted to have been ranked top tier for a further year in the Medical Negligence category of the Legal 500 UK 2017, with Ann Logan being included in the elite ‘Leading Lawyers’ list, forming part of 2017’s guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide.  
We continue to also be recommended in the following fields: Personal Injury, Family Law, Professional Negligence, Employment, Commercial Litigation and Personal Tax, Trusts and Executries.
Twenty six Lawyers are recommended in particular for their work in the following fields:-
Dispute Resolution: Elaine Motion, David Flint, David McIntosh, Fiona Muirs and Gordon Deane
Employment: Robert Holland and Sara Shiels
Medical Negligence: Ann Logan, David McIntosh, Elaine Motion, Fred Tyler and Iain Nicol
Personal Injury: David McIntosh, David Short, Fred Tyler and Iain Nicol 
Professional Negligence: David Flint and Iain Nicol 
Charities and Not-for-profit: Alan Gilfillan, Hugh Angus and John Hodge
Family: Jamie Foulis and Shona Smith 
Private Client: Ken Robertson, Margaret Ross and Shona Brown
For Commercial Litigation, the Legal 500 say that “Clients of Balfour+Manson LLP single out its ‘outstanding case management’.  The practice’s workload encompasses assists clients with contract and partnership disputes, banking litigation, shareholder disputes, professional negligence cases and contentious regulatory matters. 
Gordon Deane, who heads the practice and is dual-qualified in English and Scottish law, ‘handles clients well and does not create false expectations’. He is frequently instructed by Scotland-based clients to manage disputes in England and is growing his workload for pursuers in claims against banks, including matters involving mis-sold interest rate hedging products”. 
Our employment team are also recognised for their work, namely Partner and Head of the department Robert Holland: “The ‘very experienced, efficient and forward-thinking’ team ‘is not scared to push boundaries’ and ‘makes clients feel at ease’ while ‘providing speedy tailor-made advice’. It has a strong trade union and charities client base, for which it frequently handles unfair dismissal and discrimination claims.
‘Very competent and friendly’ practice head Robert Holland ‘is extremely strong in litigation and very experienced in conducting tribunals in the Civil Court’. He represented the director of a UK charity in an unfair dismissal claim before the employment tribunal. Other clients include the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) and the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA).
Senior Associate Sarah Shiels is ‘very experienced and skilled in employment litigation and particularly good when acting for the claimant’”.
To read the full list of Balfour+Manson’s rankings and commentary click here.