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Wards Solicitors recognised as leading South West law firm

  • 5th Oct 2020

Regional law firm Wards Solicitors has once again been recommended as a leading practice in the 2021 edition of the Legal 500, an independent guide to the UK’s best lawyers and law firms.

Wards achieved rankings in three practice areas this year by the prestigious guide, which uses anonymous feedback from satisfied clients as one of its key means of determining which firms are listed.

Wards’ three recommended practice areas are:

Client comments included:

‘Wards’ demonstrate an excellent grasp of complex issues and the ability to communicate in a professional but personable manner. They are prepared to spend time explaining more involved areas of law and the implications of these.’

‘The individuals within the team are reliable, professional and approachable and genuinely care about their clients.’

‘They are knowledgeable and experts in their own field, personable and client friendly.’

Recommended lawyers

Alison Underhill (Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury)

Helen Boyd (Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury)

Elizabeth Fry (Contentious Probate)

Jenny Pierce (Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate)

Named individuals

Ian Williamson (Probate Disputes)

Lucia Wills (Cohabitation)

Emma Kerry (Probate Disputes)

Rebecca Purchase (Wills and Mental Capacity, Probate) 

Tom Scoffham (Wills and Mental Capacity, Probate)

You can read Wards Solicitors Legal 500 listing here

The Legal 500 rankings are based on a combination of qualitative and quantitative research and client feedback, with assessments made on a variety of factors including the strength and depth of the practice, and a firm’s ability to handle the most complex and innovative work.

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UPDATE October 2020

We have now re-opened our branches to clients but all appointments and visits must be pre-booked to comply with government guidance.

Availability for face-to- face meetings in branches will be limited and remote contact with teams – via phone, email or video call – is preferred wherever possible.  Our prime concern remains the safety of our clients and our staff.

Please note that all visitors to our offices must, by law, wear a face covering.

We cannot accept drop-in visits from clients without an appointment being made in advance. If you have documents for us, including for ID certification, please deliver them to our letterbox

How to get in touch:

  • Please email or telephone your usual lawyer or team, or
  • Please telephone the branch most convenient to you between 9am and 5:30pm, or email info@wards.uk.com at any time and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

We look forward to hearing from you.  A list of our 11 branches is available here.

Thank you.

Wards Solicitors LLP