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22 Oct 2020



Chambers and Partners recognition for Harding Evans

A number of Harding Evans’ teams and individual lawyers have been named in the prestigious Chambers & Partners UK Guide for 2021.

Each year, Chambers & Partners, the world's leading source of legal market intelligence, reviews and benchmarks the strength of law firms and their lawyers based on extensive research and feedback from clients.

For the 2021 edition, the following areas have been ranked:

Clinical Negligence

“Top-tier firm with longstanding expertise across the whole gamut of clinical negligence matters. Possesses particular experience in complex and high-value birth injury claims and brain damage cases as well as amputation claims. Displays additional aptitude in mandates involving delayed diagnoses”.

Family & Matrimonial

“Respected family law practice covering both financial remedy cases and childcare proceedings, often representing high-profile clients. Well versed in handling disputes over assets such as family businesses and pension funds. The children’s department shows particular expertise in Child Arrangements Orders, including in matters involving IVF. The team also has experience of contact cases associated with domestic violence and other child protection issues, and is well placed to assist parents, children and local authorities.”

Ranked individuals

As well as receiving recognition for the different teams across the business, several individuals working within the Newport and Cardiff-based firm also received a special mention.

Ken Thomas, Harding Evans’ head of clinical negligence, was named as a ‘Band 1 ranked individual’ for being “knowledgeable in delayed diagnoses, amputation, brain injury and birth injury cases. Interviewees described him as “very experienced and fights for his clients.”

A partner in our family and matrimonial team, Suzanne Edwards, has been listed as a ‘Ranked individual’, and was recognised for her ability to frequently assist with high-value divorce and financial proceedings, often involving agricultural assets. The guide stated that she has played a key role in developing the department and mentioned her expertise in running a range of complex cases.

Another partner within our family and matrimonial team, Ceri Price, has also been named as a ranked individual, for the way she handles complex matrimonial financial disputes, including those involving foreign assets.

Senior associate Craig Court has been described as an “associate to watch” within the area of administrative and public law.  Craig is recognised for his work representing vulnerable clients in judicial review challenges related to health, social care and housing. One interviewee said: “He is really conscientious, thorough and a good claimant solicitor who has clients at the forefront of his mind.”

And finally, Daniel Wilde, who leads the firm’s employment team, has been ranked for the way in which and advises clients from the public and private sectors. One source describes him as a “technically sound lawyer” who is “commercially astute”.

Joy Phillips, chief executive at Harding Evans Solicitors, welcomed the news:

“Receiving this recognition in this year’s Chambers & Partners Guide is great news for us here at Harding Evans and reflects the hard work, commitment and skill of our dedicated teams. I am particularly pleased that those solicitors who have been named individually and recognised for the part that they are playing in the success of the firm. I am incredibly proud that we have such leading experts with such strong reputations within our team.

“All of our staff have continued to deliver an excellent service over the last year, despite the challenging times that many individuals and businesses are facing, and the whole of the Harding Evans team is thrilled to have received this recognition.”


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