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Kitsons Praised in 2016's Legal 500 Directory
Posted on: October 5th 2016
Section: Member news

Leading Devon law firm Kitsons has been praised in the South West chapters of the latest  2016 editions of Legal 500 – the most prestigious guides to the UK legal profession.

Highlights include Kitsons’ Employment team achieving a ‘Tier 2’ status in the Legal 500, with the firm featuring prominently across LitigationCorporate & CommercialLicencingEmploymentFamily and Probate.

A total of nine lawyers have been endorsed for their work across the practice.

James Cross, Managing Partner at Kitsons said: "We are always pleased to be recognised for the work that we do and the latest findings of the Legal 500 and Chambers are particularly important to us as they are based on client feedback. Featuring in so many areas is a great reflection of the quality of our work and the service we provide, it is also reward for the investment we have made in recruitment and people development over the years.”

Legal 500 2016 says:

  • Corporate and Commercial

Dominic Hollingsworth’s team at Kitsons LLP has particular expertise in the leisure and care sectors.

  • Licensing

Kitsons LLP’s expertise ranges from late-night levies to challenging licensed premises application objections. Managing partner James Cross is recommended.

  • Commercial Litigation

Key figures at Kitsons LLP include the ‘very knowledgeable’ James Cross, who handles property litigation; and David Turner, who has ‘exactly the right approach to helping clients in a way that is highly professional but also reassuringly personal’.

  • Employment

Kitsons LLP’s 2015 mandates included tribunal claims and disciplinary actions. Rhodri Daveyleads the practice, which includes newly promoted partner Jayme Nicholson.

  • Family

Recent mandates for Kitsons LLP include divorce, Children Act and ancillary relief proceedings. Department head Tony Hunt ‘is the ideal private client solicitor’. Mogers Drewett LLP’s Rebecca Silcock is noted for her ‘spot-on advice’ on collaborative law and financial matters.

  • Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate

Kitsons LLP is noted for its ‘sound’ knowledge of tax, trusts and Court of Protection matters. Lynn Smith leads the practice, which includes newly promoted partner Charlie Siegle.

  • Commercial Property

At Kitsons LLPPatrick Gaskins and Cameron Caverhill are praised for their ‘first-class understanding’ and ‘efficient and effective service’. In addition to handling commercial landlord and tenant matters and work in the licensed leisure sector, the firm also has a dedicated team specialising in property development.

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