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Legal 500 success for AM members


Scotland’s largest full service stable Arnot Manderson Advocates have again received high praise from the Legal 500 Directory upon the release of their latest Bar rankings.  The stable once again achieved a Tier 1 ranking – the only stable practising in both civil and Criminal law to achieve such a ranking – and was noted as covering an ‘extensive scope of civil law disciplines, including employment, family, personal injury and property law.’  It was also noted that the Stable provides ‘a notable criminal law offering’.

The Stable’s Family Law Group led by Kate Dowdalls QC again fared well and it was noted ‘Cases involving cross-border issues are a particular strength.  Besides Kate, fellow silk Jonathan Mitchell QC and Junior Frank Burr achieved Tier 1 rankings in Family and Childcare Law.

The Stable continues to boast a number of counsel with rankings across various Practice Areas.  Besides his Family ranking Jonathan Mitchell QC was also ranked in Civil Liberties and Commercial Litigation.  Frank Burr was also ranked in the Property category alongside Hugh Olson who was achieved a further three rankings in the Civil Liberties section and the Personal Injuries, Medical and Professional Negligence and Employment categories.

Joining Hugh with a Tier 1 ranking in the PI, Med. and Prof Neg. category are Gerry Hanretty QC, Andrew Young QC, Neil Mackenzie, Nick Gardiner, Ruth Charteris and Gordon Balfour.  Gordon also features in another area of strength for the stable namely Commercial Litigation where Gordon and Jonathan Mitchell are joined by Iain Mitchell QC, Laurence Murphy QC and Gordon Balfour.

Iain Mitchell QC was also commended in Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Media as was Duncan Hamilton.

In addition Colin MacAulay QC has been ranked the Health and Safety and Regulatory field and was said to be ‘Experienced in the criminal aspects of health and safety cases.’

Andrew Sutherland, Practice Manager at Arnot Manderson said: “I am delighted that the latest edition of the Legal 500 Bar Directory again confirms our position as a leading full service stable.  The number of individual rankings across such a wide range of practice areas and number of individuals with multiple rankings truly highlights the strength and scope of expertise available within the Stable.”