Hutchinson Thomas expertise recognized in Legal 500

Law firm Hutchinson Thomas, which has offices in Swansea and Neath, has achieved top tier ranking in one of its key practice areas and has been recommended in seven others in the latest Legal 500 Directory, which analyses the capabilities of law firms globally.

The firm’s family law department has been awarded top-tier status in the ranking, which described the law firm as: “’Very well regarded in the locality” and having an “excellent and well-deserved reputation for family law work”.

It also praised the expertise of the individuals working in this department who include team head Robert Williams, Meriel East, Debbie Richards and Rachel Pudner.

Hutchinson Thomas was also recommended in seven other practice areas: crime; licensing; employment; charities and not-for-profit; contentious trusts and probate; personal tax, trusts and probate; and sport.

Senior partner Robert Williams said: “The Legal 500 directory is the go-to guide for many individuals in the UK offering an independent guide to the capabilities of the best performing law firms in the country. We are, therefore, delighted to again see a range of our services recognized in this context.

“We have enjoyed another fantastic 12 months as a law firm and we are very proud of the achievements of many of our lawyers, something that is reflected in the analysis provided by the Legal 500. Their dedication informs and drives our growth strategy for the region as we continue to win new clients and business and enjoy further growth.”

The Legal 500 rankings are an important third-party reference guide to the legal sector across the country. Its thorough research of all law firms means it is trusted and used by fellow legal practitioners such as General Counsel (GC) of many of the top FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies, journalists, students and the wider business community.