We are very pleased to announce that Druces has been recommended in Legal 500, 2017 (a leading international legal directory), for a number of its legal services alongside a number of our Partners who are also recommended.

The Directory picks out a number of areas  for particular praise, noting that: real estate is a ‘key sector strength‘ for the firm; the firm’s litigation practice ‘provides a level of service in keeping with larger City practices’; Druces has ‘strong expertise in syndicated property financing and Islamic finance”; the firm’s private client team is an ‘extremely competent’ team that ‘combines excellent legal knowledge with a keen sense of the commercial and practical realities of each case; and that the firm has lawyers with a ‘strong knowledge of equity capital markets’.

Lawyers who are recognised by Legal 500 include: The ‘friendly and approachable’ Christopher Axford; Caroline Cropley who is ‘very clear in her advice’; Julian Johnstone who ‘has a great instinct for pre-empting clients’ needs’; standout individual’ Benjamin Lomer; Charles Spragge who is noted as being ‘technically very good, but also very commercial’; Suzanne Middleton Lindsley and Nicholas Brent, who show ‘detailed commercial understanding of key issues and the ability to deal with issues incisively’; and the ‘responsive and sensible’ Adrian Footer.  

Private client lawyers singled out include: the ‘down-to-earth’ Helen Freely ; and Richard Monkcom and associate Matthew McCormick who are described as being both ‘very thorough and focused on practical solutions’.

To look at the complete run down of rankings for the firm and associated commentary, please visit our Legal 500 page.

This was first posted on 12 October 2017.

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