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The legal directory results are out

Sherrards has once again been ranked as a leading firm in Hertfordshire and London in both Legal 500 and Chambers  & Partners legal directories. Many of the firm’s lawyers have been praised in their research and commentary and noted for their expertise and high level of client service.

Sherrards is ranked by the legal directors in the areas of corporate/ M&A, commercial property, commercial litigation, employment and private client- Wills, trusts and probate.

Corporate/ M&A

Sherrards fields a team of “superb and professional practitioners” who are “clear in their communication and effective at getting the job done”. Legal 500

“They’re a very strong team that is well led by the partners. They approach corporate work with a calm, composed approach while seeking to adopt a positive approach that skilfully avoids unnecessary confrontation or point scoring.” Chambers & Partners

Notable practitioner,  Leigh Head is praised for his “calm, positive approach,” explaining that “Leigh listens to issues and he offers clear and practical advice.” Chambers & Partners

Commercial property

Terry Fendt and Stephanie Kierans are singled out for their “commercial and proactive approach”. Legal 500

Notable practitioner, Terry Fendt, is an established lawyer whose property work includes acquisitions, disposals and investment, and is recognised as “extremely reliable and super-fast at relaying updates on progress” and for being “Very commercial and proactive”.  Chambers & Partners

Commercial litigation

Clients of Sherrards are “thoroughly impressed with the high level and quality of service” provided by the team with “thoughtful and valued advice at each step of the dispute”Legal 500.

Notable practitioners include:

Paul Marmor is praised as “a great strategist and tactician,” adding that “he’s got a very strong eye for what the client needs as a commercial result.” Chambers & Partners

Karen Dobson is “very personable, responsive and creative.” Chambers & Partners

Barney Laurence is “very knowledgeable and experienced in litigation,” adding that he is “extremely effective and always delivers on time.” Chambers & Partners

And senior associate Gemma Newing receives several plaudits for her high level of client service, “She’s incredibly responsive and gives excellent advice. “Her practice covers contractual and corporate disputes. Chambers & Partners


Joanne Perry is noted for being “very commercial and provides practical solutions in a timely manner” and Mark Fellows, is listed as a “next generation lawyer” by Legal 500.

Private client- Wills, trusts and probate

The “very knowledgeable” Nicole Marmor heads the Wills, trusts and probate team which is noted for offering a “one-stop solution to any legal issues.” Legal 500.  The team is praised for providing “very efficient and friendly communication.” Chambers & Partners


Partner Geraldine Fabre is ranked in the Chambers Global directory and is listed for her expertise in English and French  law,  and who is said to “particularly stand out for cross-border deals involving France and the UK.” Legal 500.


Manzoor Ishani draws renown for his deep experience and long-standing presence in the field of franchising law. Listed as a notable practitioner, Manzoor is described as He is an absolute gentleman – with a lovely manner and an air of great knowledge.” Chambers & Partners.

We would like to thank all of our clients who acted as a referee and took the time to provide feedback.