Chambers UK one of the UK’s leading legal directories, has announced its results for 2024 with B P Collins LLP retaining strong rankings for its practices and lawyers, with more individuals being recognised this year.
New individuals recognised
Jonothan Moss is recognised as a ‘Band 1’ lawyer in Environment for the first time. Chambers UK says that “he has a particular specialism in the environment sector and waste management. His in-depth knowledge often sees him advise and attend any interviews under caution conducted by authorities such as the Police, Environment Agency, Environmental Health, HMRC, Department for Work and Pensions and other Government departments.”
It also notes, “…clients appreciate that Jonothan deals with matters swiftly and very professionally in addition to being really helpful and supportive,” adding that he also leads a team, which is a, “…respected criminal law practice…[that]…provides an in-house solicitor advocacy service.”
Property partner and practice group leader, Alison Taylor moves up two ranks for, “her ability to provide solutions to the most complicated of property transactions…Clients appreciate her commerciality and her strength in delivering results within tight timeframes.” One client supports this by saying, “I have found Alison to be an exceptional solicitor,” with another adding, “Alison is an excellent technical lawyer with great commercial awareness.”
Meanwhile, the “personable and knowledgeable,” property partner, Maria Mowberry moves up a rank after Chambers UK reports that she uses her wealth of experience and extensive understanding of the property world to assist in matters for both commercial and private individuals. One testimonial reads, “Maria thinks dynamically and clearly under time pressure.”
Band 1 practice rankings
B P Collins is delighted to learn that its corporate, environment and family teams receive ‘Band 1’ rankings again. While employment, dispute resolution, crime and the property practices all retain their high rankings.
Band 1 rankings for individuals
Many lawyers from across the firm retain the highest status awarded by Chambers. Craig Williams in litigation and environment, Jo Davis in employment, Sue Andrews in family, David Smellie in corporate and commercial and Alex Zachary in environment, all achieve a ‘Band 1’.
Other lawyers who continue to maintain their rankings in the top two tiers are Matthew Brandis, head of dispute resolution and Alex Zachary, head of corporate and commercial. Emily Halley, property associate, retains her ranking, as do Simon Carroll, dispute resolution partner and Simon Deans, corporate and commercial partner.