Appleby’s Jersey office has retained its ranking for Banking & Finance, Commercial Property, Corporate & Commercial, Investment Funds, Private Client, Trusts and Tax and Structured Finance and Securitisation work in the latest edition of the Legal 500 UK Guide.

The 2017 edition of the respected Legal 500 UK Guide also highlights five Appleby lawyers as ”Leading individuals” in these key business areas, with Counsel, Jared Dann noted as a “Next generation lawyer” for his Dispute Resolution work. The Legal 500 is viewed as a leading guide to outstanding law firms and lawyers, with rankings based on feedback from 250,000 in-house peers, client feedback and independent assessment of law firms’ deals and confidential matters. It is updated annually, and inclusion is earned solely on merit.

Jersey office Managing Partner Michael Cushing said: “We are delighted to have been recognised once again in the Legal 500 UK Guide for the work we undertake in Jersey. Our focus remains on providing excellent client service in each of our practice areas and this recognition demonstrates that we are continuing to deliver both the high quality and efficient level of legal services that our clients require.” He added “It is also very comforting to see our lawyers continuing to earn individual recognition for their work, and especially to see Jared Dann joining the list of next generation lawyers.”

Appleby’s Jersey office received Tier 1 ranking in Commercial Property, being described as ‘extremely good, attentive, accurate and quick to adjust to changes’. Additional comments include that the firm provides ‘fast and accurate legal advice’ on a range of mandates concerning finance, leasing and sales of office, residential and leisure property. Partner Tim Hart received individual recognition as a leading individual and was praised for his ‘very pleasant and accommodating manner’. They also received Tier 2 ranking in Banking and Finance for covering the “gamut of finance work, often including significant mandates for blue-chip banks.” Partner Wendy Benjamin was recognised as a leading individual in this area. Other Tier 2 rankings include Corporate and Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Private Client, Trust and Tax and Structured Finance and Securitisation. Partners Fraser Robertson and Michael Cushing were noted as leading individuals in Dispute Resolution, with Andrew Weaver also noted in the Investment Funds sector.

As the only offshore law firm with a presence in all three Crown Dependencies, Appleby also received notable rankings for their Guernsey and Isle of Man offices, with Appleby Isle of Man named as “a standout firm on the island”, having achieved Top Tier ranking in 7 out of 9 practice areas.