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Gordon Dadds Recognised in Chambers & Partners UK 2017 Edition


We are pleased to announce that Gordon Dadds has once again been recognised in Chambers & Partners UK 2017.

Gordon Dadds was recommended in a number of practice areas, illustrating the strength of our service offering for individual clients, with recognition of our Family (Matrimonial) department “I honestly don’t think the service can be improved”, whilst also recognising our strong service offering for businesses, with our work in Licensing, where our team is described as “the lawyers are proactive and innovative with quick turnaround times”.

Recognition of specific work we have carried out included mention of our work for Gansevoort Hotel Group and Gigi’s Restaurant.

In addition eight of our individual lawyers were recognised, across six practice areas; they are listed below along with a selection of feedback provided. Most notably, Wendy Hopkins is the second ‘senior statesman’ in the firm recognised by Chambers, joining Tony Coles who was recognised in Chambers Global as a senior statesman in Gaming. Wendy is quoted as being ‘considered by sources as a “pre-eminent family law solicitor”’.

Philip Somarakis – Licensing – ‘complimented on his client-friendly approach and responsiveness’

John Burrell – Family/Matrimonial – ‘praised by market commentators, with one client commenting: “He was wise, tenacious and kept me fully informed at all times.”’

David Ruck – Family/Matrimonial – ‘Sources agree that he is “great to deal with,” and consider him to be “one of the best-value solicitors in London.”’

Wendy Hopkins – Family/Matrimonial (Senior Statesman) – ‘She has deep experience leading cases involving high-value assets, with notable expertise in cases involving international elements. According to interviewees, “she has great judgement and really aligns herself with the client.”

Robin Shaw – Defamation/Reputation Management – ‘clients describe him as “quick to respond and very experienced.”

Marie van der Zyl – Employment – ‘As well as advising on day-to-day employment matters, she also handles complex discrimination claims.’

Jim Dennis – Intellectual Property – ‘a litigator specialising in trade mark infringement and copyright ownership claims. He also assists with IPO oppositions.’

Nigel Davies – Media & Entertainment – ‘maintains a broad media practice, advising major technology and music entities on corporate, commercial and IP matters.’

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