LONDON (1 November 2011) — McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP is pleased to announce that it is singled out for excellence in “Client Service” and “Commercial Awareness” for the practice areas of Employment and Intellectual Property in the Chambers UK 2012 Solicitors: a Client’s Guide. Clients interviewed by Chambers noted that our London employment team, “always deliver on time. They never tell us what we can't do or what we already know." Chambers additionally distinguish our London intellectual property team - “Clients speak highly of the way in which members of the team set extremely high standards for themselves, yet are skilled at quickly transforming ideas into practical applications."
This year’s Chambers UK edition expanded their research to 40,000 client interviews. Their new “Recommended for Client Service” and “Recommended for Commercial Awareness” tables are at the beginning of each practice area section within the legal guide, supplementing their traditional firms and leading individuals’ rankings and putting a spotlight on those firms particularly commended by clients during the course of their research.
For the 4th consecutive year, Chambers distinguished partner and Head of the London office Employment Group, Alison Wetherfield with a tier 1 ranking in their “Employment: Employer: London & UK-wide: Leading Individuals” table. Alison’s fellow employment partners Katie Clark, Sharon Tan and David Dalgarno are additionally ranked in the “Employment: Employer: London & UK-wide: Leading Individuals” table. Katie Clark is endorsed by clients “for her responsive attitude and for providing an excellent handle on each case”; David Dalgarno “is praised for his knowledge of industrial relations” and Sharon Tan is noted for her “sympathetic attitude” and “prompt responses to stressful situations."
Newly appointed Rohan Massey was recommended by Chambers UK 2012 in their “Intellectual Property: London: Leading Individuals” table. Clients acknowledged Rohan Massey as "to the point and business-focused; he combines a brief overview with sound advice, not reams of legal opinions."
Chambers and Partners launched its first Chambers UK Guide in 1990 and today, field a 130-member research team which is the largest research team of any legal directory. The New York Times has described the Chambers and Partners research as the "gold standard".
About McDermott Will & Emery
McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,000 lawyers, the Firm has offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Düsseldorf, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Rome, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., and a close strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.
About McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP
McDermott Will & Emery is long established and many of our partners are recognised as leaders in their fields. McDermott’s London office complements the Firm’s capabilities in Belgium, France, Italy and Germany. McDermott in Europe has a strong industry focus with clients in sectors such as commodities, energy, healthcare and life sciences, information technology, food and beverage, healthcare, manufacturing, media, sports and entertainment.