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Chattertons has record year for number of Legal 500 UK rankings

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The Legal 500 UK, a highly respected legal directory that assesses and recommends lawyers & law firms released its rankings for 2024 earlier this week.

Richard Ludlow, Joint CEO of Chattertons said "We are absolutely delighted to have retained our existing rankings in the East Midlands for Commercial Litigation, Commercial Property, Corporate & Commercial, Employment, Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence. In addition, we have gained two new entries for our Private Client, Personal Tax, Trusts & Probate and Family teams. This reflects our continued growth, the excellent teams we have, the quality of work we deal with and we are immensely proud of what they have all achieved."

We highlight our two new rankings below.

Private Client - Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate

The Private Client team, led by Amanda Voakes, was described by the Legal 500 as a “very welcoming, knowledgeable and professional team”.

And by clients, who added, “I felt confident in their abilities and appreciated their care. Lincoln as a city is a place where there are still connections that go back generations, and Chattertons and its many offices throughout Lincolnshire are testament to the esteem in which they are held. They are respected professionally and importantly they still appear to show to their clients a personal face in often difficult circumstances.”

Anne Dales is doing a remarkable job and I would sincerely recommend her to anyone.’

‘In my opinion a very professional and friendly team offering a great service.’

Other key lawyers: Corrine Le Huquet; Anna HowatClaire Clarke; Anne Dales.


The Family team, led by Liz Graham, was noted by the Legal 500 as offering "good strength in depth" covering all aspects of private family law.

And by clients, who added, ‘Liz Graham, Partner was fantastic from start to finish, everything was covered off very professionally and with utmost care and understanding. An all-round 1st class service for all professionals that I encountered within Chattertons"

‘The family law team at Chattertons provide first class service to a wide range of clients. Within Lincolnshire, Chattertons are renowned for high net worth divorce cases, especially those with an agricultural element. The family department has a good strength in depth and is always available to speak to when needed.’

‘Liz Graham, who head the family team, is approachable and provides straightforward and accurate advice to clients. Liz is able to bring in outside help when necessary and achieves excellent results for her clients.’

Other key lawyers: Neil Denny