Lodders Retains Top Spot In New Guide To UK’s Best Law Firms


The real estate, family law, agriculture, and private client teams at UK premier law firm Lodders have each been awarded the top spot in the latest edition of The Legal 500, the leading guide to law firms in the UK. 

Within the latest Legal 500  guide, published last week,  Lodders’ senior associate in the real estate practice, Dan McLeod,  and associate in the private client team, Jennifer Russell, are named as its “Rising Stars”. Head of the real estate team Mark Miller, head of family law Beverley Morris, and the firm’s charity law expert Mark Lewis are named as the Guide’s “Leading Individuals” this year.

The Legal 500 UK describes Lodders’ real estate practice as providing “excellent service and out-of-the-box thinking’” with regards to land development projects for landowners, landed estates, investment acquisitions and disposals. 

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Meanwhile, the Guide praises the family law team at Lodders for providing an “excellent service” with “top-flight performers”. It also recognises the team for consistently seeking “a personal touch with clients” and “to reassure where considerable doubt and concern may exist on the journey ahead.” Team head Beverley Morris was recognised for her “strength in financial remedy work.” 


Lodders’ private client team also retained a top ranking. The Legal 500 guide says the team has a “wealth of experience across a wide spectrum of private client matters”, and goes on to describe Martin Green as “an experienced trustee.”  It also mentions John Rouse’s work with business owners, farmers, and high-net-worth individuals as well as Sofia Tayton’s work on cases involving NHS care funding and mental capacity issues. Ian Flavell is praised for his niche experience in heritage property.

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Paul Mourton, managing partner at Lodders, said, “Across the board, this year’s rankings are fantastic. We’re delighted to have retained our tier 1 spot in several areas, as well as have more people named as leading individuals, rising stars, and next-generation partners, and receive some outstanding comments and feedback from so many clients contacted by the Legal 500.”