LEADING regional law firm Coffin Mew has been highly commended in the 2018 Legal 500, the definitive guide to law firms and solicitors in the UK and abroad.

Coffin Mew has been recognised across 11 sectors and has received a flurry of tier one, two and three rankings for its varied offering of services to both private clients and businesses.

Building on its strong performance in previous years, the firm has risen to tier two from tier three in two categories: commercial litigation, and personal tax and probate.

Ian Dawes, partner and head of dispute resolution and restructuring and insolvency said: “We are so proud to have been recognised with a tier two ranking for commercial litigation. We work on the cutting edge of dispute resolution and consider it a privilege to protect the rights and assets of our clients, even in the most complex or high-value disputes.”

Annabelle Vaughan, partner and head of court of protection and wills, trust and probate said: “Our tier two ranking for personal tax and probate recognises our dedication to our clients. We are committed to providing high quality bespoke legal support for individuals across our private client services, so I’m delighted to see that reflected in the feedback we are getting from our clients and from the Legal 500.”

The firm has retained its tier one ranking for both clinical negligence and personal injury. Its rankings for employment, family and commercial property all held strong at tier two.

This follows excellent performance in The Lawyer UK 200, in which Coffin Mew rose 25 places and was revealed as the best-performing firm for growth in the South East.

Coffin Mew CEO Miles Brown said: “The Legal 500 has recognised our care for our clients and depth of expertise, the skill of our people and our firmwide approach to innovation. In the year since the last Legal 500 ranking was revealed, we have enjoyed tremendous growth and welcomed new strategic partner hires to our talented teams. Whilst we have grown, our focus on our clients and on developing our talent has not wavered. We are delighted to see that our work has been recognised in the UK’s number one ranking of law firms.”

For more information on Coffin Mew, please visit www.coffinmew.co.uk. To see the full Legal 500 2018 rankings, please see http://www.legal500.com/assets/pages/united-kingdom/uk.html