Flint Bishop Aces Legal 500

The annual Legal 500 guide lists the best law firms in the United Kingdom to assist the decision making process for buyers of legal services. Bondholder Flint Bishop has today (Friday 18th September) revealed excellent results.

Flint Bishop has not only improved the scale of work currently being undertaken, but has also secured new clients such as multi-million pound turnover company, Autoglass, as well as its renewed 5-year contract with publishing giant LexisNexis.

In total, the Legal 500 mentioned ten Partners from the firm: Qamer Ghafoor, Andrew Cochrane, Ian Beardmore, Nick Wells, Beverley Simms, Ran Oren, David Miller, Claire Tonks, Kirpal Bidmead and Claire Rudkin on their work across the past twelve months.

This year’s Legal 500 rankings were as we had expected. I’m very happy with our ranking this year and the named individuals within each department
— Andrew Cochrane, Senior Partner at Flint Bishop

Managing Partner of Commercial Services and Head of Litigation, Qamer Ghafoor, who has previously been described by the Legal 500 as an "A-star litigator with case-handling mentality which is 'equal to City firms'" retained his 'leading individual' status for Litigation along with Senior Partner Andrew Cochrane. Andrew was also given the prestigious title in Licensing law due to his national client base. The two are amongst just a handful in the region to obtain such a title.

The firm celebrated great rankings, particularly those in Litigation, who the Legal 500 described as having "undertaken difficult negotiations with good results". The "Proactive" Debt Recovery team, along with Licensing, Family Law also received excellent tiers. Wills and Probate 'leader in field', Claire Rudkin and her team were described as "excellent". Corporate and Commercial also obtained strong rankings with "Ran Oren and the 'excellent' David Miller leading the corporate and commercial teams respectively".

Commercial Property's multi-million pound national deals were also commended. The team has acted on some of the largest projects across the UK, bringing further employment and jobs to the district. The team boasts a loyal client base and continues to act for regional property developers and fellow Bondholders Bowmer & Kirkland and Clowes Development.