National recognition for Blanchards Bailey
Dorset’s leading firm of solicitors has achieved national recognition after being ranked in three areas of The Legal 500.
The firm was deemed ‘very good in all departments’ by The Legal 500, which aims to highlight practice area teams that are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel.
Sarah Heath, principal at Blanchards Bailey in Blandford, said: “Entering into The Legal 500 was an ambitious, but achievable aim for the company. It’s fantastic to reinforce our clients’ confidence in us with this accolade and to know that we’re at the absolute top of our game and among the best 500 firms in the country. Blanchards Bailey is a quality regional provider that is able to take on big, commercial clients in different disciplines.”
Blanchards Bailey was ranked among the UK’s top law firms for agriculture, commercial litigation and personal tax, trusts and probate, with positive comments made about members of the team. The rankings identified Jerome Dodge and Merlin Lewis, both principals, as having ‘the ability to convey complex matters in simple terms.’
Jerome said: “We feel very proud of the team and it’s wonderful to have that independent recognition of the hard work we put in for our clients. We held a celebration at our offices to thank everyone for contributing and to applaud their achievements.”
The Legal 500 is an annually published guide aimed at buyers of legal services, particularly general/corporate counsel. The rankings are based on client references and interviews with the firms. Every firm ranked and every individual mentioned in The Legal 500 is recommended.