Huge success for SM&B, ranked Top Tier Firm in 2017’s Legal 500 Directory

Simons Muirhead & Burton LLP (SM&B) are delighted to announce our success in this year’s Legal 500 Guide. Our firm boasts 30 recommended lawyers, an increase of ten from last year’s results, in which 20 lawyers ranked. The directory has ranked us as a Top Tier Firm in one category; recommended in twelve practise areas; four of our Partners feature as ‘Leading Lawyers’ and two of our Senior Associates as ‘Next Generation Lawyers’ in the Legal 500 Nationwide Guide to Outstanding Lawyers; and 30 lawyers are recommended in the Legal 500 United Kingdom 2017 Editorial.

We are proud that a firm of our size features so prominently in the Guide, a testament to the quality of our staff and work.

Razi Mireskandari, the firm’s Managing Partner, has said:
“It’s great to see our commitment to hiring lawyers who are amongst the best and developing our younger lawyers to become the best reflected in the Legal 500 rankings. Being so recognised is not easy and I am very proud of the whole firm – because those recognised owe the accolade to the support they get from the firm as whole.”

The Legal 500 rankings

SM&B has been recommended as a TOP-TIER FIRM in one practice area:
LONDON

  • Risk advisory – Reputation management

SM&B has been recommended in the following twelve practice areas:
LONDON

  • Corporate and commercial – Commercial contracts
  • Corporate and commercial – M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m
  • Crime, fraud and licensing – Crime: general
  • Crime, fraud and licensing – Fraud: civil
  • Crime, fraud and licensing – Fraud: white-collar crime
  • Dispute resolution – Commercial litigation
  • Private client – Family
  • Public sector – Civil liberties and human rights
  • TMT (technology, media and telecoms) – Brand management
  • TMT (technology, media and telecoms) – Franchising
  • TMT (technology, media and telecoms) – Media and entertainment (including media finance
  • TMT (technology, media and telecoms) – Sport

Four lawyers are listed in elite Leading Lawyers list – the Legal 500 United Kingdom 2017’s guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide.
LONDON
Crime, fraud and licensing – Crime – general – Leading individuals:
Anthony Burton
Risk advisory – Reputation management – Leading individuals:
Louis Charalambous
Razi Mireskandari
Risk advisory – Reputation management – Next generation lawyers:
Erica Henshilwood
TMT (technology, media and telecoms) – Media and entertainment (including media finance) – Leading individuals – Media and entertainment:
Martin Soames
TMT (technology, media and telecoms) – Media and entertainment (including media finance) – Next generation lawyers:
Jonny Petch

30 lawyers are recommended in The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2017 editorial:
LONDON
Corporate and commercial – Commercial contracts
– Charles Law
– Maninder Gill
– Marc Sobol
– Richard Baskind
– Simon Goldberg
– Simon Halberstam
Corporate and commercial – M&A – smaller deals, up to £50m
– Natalie Wright
– Neal Hodges
– Peter Weiss
– Simon Goldberg
Crime, fraud and licensing – Crime – general
– Anthony Burton
– Pamela Reddy
Crime, fraud and licensing – Fraud – civil
– Anthony Burton
– Razi Mireskandari
– Stephen Shotnes
Crime, fraud and licensing – Fraud – white-collar crime
– Anthony Burton
– Pamela Reddy
Dispute resolution – Commercial litigation
– Peter Gould
– Razi Mireskandari
– Stephen Shotnes
Private client – Family
– Hazel McNaught
– Jane McDonagh
– Lara Wulwik
Public sector – Civil liberties and human rights
– Amanda Clift-Matthews
– Amy Kuan
– Parvais Jabbar MBE
– Saul Lehrfreund MBE
Risk advisory – Reputation management
– Erica Henshilwood
– Louis Charalambous
– Maninder Gill
– Martin Soames
– Razi Mireskandari
– Stephen Shotnes
TMT (technology, media and telecoms) – Brand management
– Anne Rogers
– Caroline Subedi
– Maninder Gill
TMT (technology, media and telecoms) – Franchising
– Maninder Gill
– Natalie Wright
– Peter Weiss
TMT (technology, media and telecoms) – Media and entertainment (including media finance)
– Alasdair George
– Charles Law
– Jonny Petch
– Louis Charalambous
– Marc Sobol
– Martin Soames
– Razwana Akram
– Richard Baskind
– Simon Goldberg
– Stephen Shotnes
TMT (technology, media and telecoms) – Sport
– Laurie Cooke
– Marc Sobol
– Simon Goldberg
– Stephen Shotnes

Congratulations to all for their hard work and determination, for qualifying as leading professionals and helping SM&B in our success.