legal 500 recognise quality service at Gotelee- 2018 update

1st November 2018

legal 500 recognise quality service at Gotelee- 2018 update

Leading Suffolk law firm Gotelee has earned glowing recognition for its quality of service, attention to detail and depth of experience in a renowned guide to the UK’s best lawyers.

The firm was once again highly rated across the board in the Legal 500 rankings – the most comprehensive assessment of the legal industry.

Gotelee earned accolades in 13 of its personal and business service areas, while six of the firm’s leading lawyers were also singled out for praise.

Tim Humpage (Clinical Negligence), Max Harnden (Corporate and Commercial), Hugh Rowland (Crime), Brian Morron (Employment), Andrew West (Employment), Hugh Rowland, and Howard Catherall (Transport and shipping) all made the elite list, published this week.

Howard Catherall is described as ‘an extremely tough and decisive lawyer beneath a calm and engaging exterior, who gives his clients clear and hard-headed advice’, while Hugh Rowland is recognised as ‘an elegant and highly intelligent lawyer’ who excels in regulatory matters.

Max Harnden is recognised for his 30 years experience in corporate and commercial work, while employment experts Andrew West and Brian Morron are praised for their thorough approach and understanding of business needs.

Tim Humpage has 23 years experience of advising clienrs in clinical negligence cases.His current caseload includes acting for children who have suffered severe birth injuries. Tim and his team represented numerous bereaved families who have lost relatives as a result of failings in provision of mental health services or as a result of the delayed diagnosis and treatment of various cancers.

The Legal 500, which is based on in-depth research and interviews, found that Gotelee shows ‘enormous care and attention to every client’, ‘provides a lesson in how things ought to be done’ and boasts a team of ‘highly capable lawyers’ upon whom clients can trust to get results.

Charles Rowett, Gotelee Chief Executive Officer, said: “Recognition in the Legal 500 is testimony to our team’s hard work, dedication and expertise. The firm has expanded significantly in recent years while at the same time delivering a first class service to the people of Suffolk and beyond.”

The firm has increased its footprint over the last three years to now serve clients from additional offices in Felixstowe, Woodbridge, as well as in Ipswich and Hadleigh.

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