IMPORTANT UPDATE: COVID-19

We are delighted to have achieved another year of great rankings in the Legal 500.

This year we’ve ranked in eight practice areas across our Business and Personal services (including Corporate and Commercial, Commercial Litigation, Employment, Commercial Property, Family, Contentious Probate, Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate and Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury: Claimant) and 20 solicitors have been recommended for their work.

Paul Joyce, Managing Partner said: “What is pleasing is the testimonials given to the researchers at the Legal 500 by our clients whom we’ve worked with over the past 12 months, and the numerous comments made about our level of experience, knowledge and expertise across our teams. This is a great credit to our teams, who continue to support our clients and provide the best possible service at all times, even through a pandemic.”

Client comments included:


CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL

‘A very good alternative in Yorkshire to the major firms for commercial support.’

‘The firm has a wide spectrum of lawyers who specialise in every aspect of commercial law. Each member isn’t selfish- they willingly put you onto the right colleague with the right expertise that you require for your task. The team are dynamic, flexible and responsive. They break the conventional solicitor mould.’

‘The solicitors I have worked with from senior partners to the paralegals have really gone out of the way to give me their advice and assistance. I really feel like they work diligently to get the outcome I require.’

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

A well-established Yorkshire practice with offices in several of the major population centres which enables Ramsdens to offer a comprehensive approach to commercial litigation without the excessive costs associated with the national firms. Reliable and part of the furniture.

Nick Armitage is a down to earth Yorkshireman who is very approachable to his clients but a formidable foe to his opponents; has an ability to ‘gut’ a case and provide realistic, commercial advice right from the beginning.

Jordon Kellett – rising star in the firm – an excellent technical legal ability, very sharp mind, and a good client manner.

EMPLOYMENT

The practice know their customers well. They are highly responsive to customer needs.

Have all the facilities and experience of a large corporate practice but feels like a family-run business. Always accessible, nothing is too much trouble and no question is ever stupid. Most importantly we get excellent advice and we trust their judgement.

I am provided with down-to-earth, practical solutions to my HR issues I am offered a no nonsense approach.

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

I have made contacts that I now consider trustworthy friends. Something I have not experienced before.’

Experienced and yet approachable. Mr Greg Dolan in particular.’

A capable and very helpful team. Always approachable and responsive to a range of commercial issues. Good to work with and always available for discussion and explanation.’

PERSONAL TAX, TRUSTS AND PROBATE

‘Extremely strong team in the region, very capable associates working on behalf of panel deputy/partner Veronica Mullins. Associates really know their stuff and have excellent skills in working with vulnerable and difficult clients.’

‘Speed and efficiency of operations make them an outstanding choice.’

FAMILY

Great Team. Excellent client skills and approach to litigation. Client’s best interests at the forefront of their minds.

The team has strength in depth. They can be relied upon to provide robust and realistic representation, always in a manner which is sensitive to the particular client’s needs.’

This is the best firm in the geographical area in which it practises. The team is fully resourced and has the level of knowledge and experience to be able to negotiate or contest cases as required.

CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE AND PERSONAL INJURY: CLAIMANT

‘A really approachable and friendly team who are down to earth and are easy to communicate with.’

‘Natalie Marrison is a really motivated individual; she is at the forefront of arranging training and events that support the industry and her clients.’

‘Ramsdens are one of the leading firms in the country when it comes to litigating historic sexual abuse claims on behalf of claimants.’