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One of the leading UK legal directories, The Legal 500, has revealed the results of its 2021 research. Debenhams Ottaway has been recognised as at top-tier law firm in two areas, family and Wills, trusts and probate and has been recommended in six other areas.

Clients comment on the family team as “personable, supportive, clear and consistent. They made a difficult matter simple through plain-speaking and a willingness to take the time to work through issues and implications.” The Wills, trusts and probate team is described as “knowledgeable and friendly, with unprecedented professionalism.”

As well as  the family and Wills, trusts and probate team, six other areas of the firm were recognised including, corporate and commercial, employment, personal injury, litigation, charities and not-for-profit and commercial property. The  recognition of 18 of its key partners and associates was equally as important, and in particular of Susan Glenholme, Nicholas Turner, Ruth Boulton and Helen Young as ‘leading individuals’ in their field, Andrew Yates as a ‘new generation partner’ and Rosie Patterson, Neil Mercer and Natalie Lester as ‘rising stars’.

Numerous testimonials were provided by clients.

Debenhams Ottaway offer unmatched customer service, professionalism and extensive experience. They recruit and retain the top solicitors, associates and staff across the county and from London, enabling them to service demanding and complex clients’ needs.’

‘I was very impressed at how this practice worked. When the person dealing with my case was off, there was always someone who was able to help me out and the transitions between those people was seamless. The communication between staff seemed excellent and I was also responded to quickly, efficiently and professionally.’

‘The firm was recommended to us by a UK affiliate as very competent, transparent, and efficient. This was the case. They deliver good work product on time and on budget.’

Managing partner, Susan Glenholme comments “A huge congratulations to our outstanding teams for their rankings in the Legal 500 this year. These results are well-deserved and show the commitment we have to our clients and the knowledge we have within our teams. It is great to see so many of our young lawyers being recognised for their hard work and acknowledged as ‘leading individuals’ and ‘rising stars’.

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