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Outstanding legal expertise and high praise from clients has led to excellent rankings for Derby law firm Flint Bishop in leading legal guide, Legal 500 2013.

Classed as a “regional heavyweight” and described as “absolutely excellent”, the firm has had fourteen of its practice areas and twelve solicitors recommended. It has also attained a ‘Top-Tier Firm’ rank in Dispute Resolution, making it the only solely-Derbyshire based law firm in Tier 1.

What is more, its Corporate and Commercial department has been raised to a 2nd Tier rank, whilst both its Employment department and Wills & probate department were raised to a 3rd Tier rank.

In addition, two of its partners have made it onto the Legal 500’s highly respected “Leading Individuals” list, an independent guide to outstanding UK lawyers. This means the firm now has more ‘Leading Individuals’ than any other Derby-based firm.

Existing Leading Individual Qamer Ghafoor, who is Head of Commercial Dispute Resolution at the firm, was described as a “formidable litigator”, someone who “genuinely cares about his cases, works phenomenally hard, and brings the kind of approach you would expect from a partner at a big City firm”.

Newly ranked Leading Individual Andrew Cochrane, Head of Property Litigation and Licensing was described as someone who “completely understands the client’s business” and “always assists, no matter what”.

For private client legal services, the Legal 500 described Partner and Head of Wills & probate, Claire Rudkin as “highly competent” with an “exemplary” team. Whilst Partner and Head of Family, Kirpal Bidmead was described as “knowledgeable” and someone who “earns the client’s confidence”.

What is more, Flint Bishop is the only law firm in Derby and the East Midlands to have been shortlisted for the Regional Law Firm for Dispute Resolution Award in the Legal 500 Awards.

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