SM&B now Tier 1 firm in three Legal 500 categories

SM&B has been awarded Tier 1 status in three categories in the Legal 500 directory for 2020, published on Friday: Reputation Management and Crime (general) each retained Tier 1 status from last year, with this year seeing the addition of Media and Entertainment (including media finance) to Tier 1.

The firm is ranked in 12 services areas, including Tier 2 in Corporate and Commercial – M&A, smaller deals: up to £50m and Civil Liberties & Human Rights. Sport has moved up a Tier, as has Corporate and Commercial – commercial contracts.

There are eight Leading Individuals in the firm:

Jeffrey Smele has been named a Next Generation Partner. Rising Stars Blaise Gaymer, Jonny Petch and Erica Henshilwood all retain their status from last year’s directory.

Razi Mireskandari, SM&B’s Managing Partner has said:

“This shows that we compete with the best, be they City or Magic Circle firms, and is a testament to the top-quality service we provide our clients.”

Full results can be read here.