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Gordon Dadds Recognised in Chambers & Partners UK 2018 edition


We are delighted to announce Gordon Dadds has been recognised in Chambers and Partners UK 2018.

Our licensing and family departments have been recognised, with Philip Somarakis, John Burrell and David Ruck as notable practitioners. The licensing team being described as “extremely personable, confident without being antagonistic and great at mediating with statutory authorities“. Specific work highlighted include ‘advice the licensee of 333 Bar in Shoreditch on a licence review and subsequent appeal following disorder and crime concerns.’

The family team has the following comments “if I had matrimonial issues, I would go to them. They have quality clients who they do a superb job for. They are always understanding, great at communicating and experienced. Anyone that goes to them is in a safe pair of hands without a doubt” and “I can honestly say that I have only praise for the way the firm handled my case and supported me throughout the whole process.”

In addition to the department rankings above, seven of our lawyers have been ranked individually. Most notably, Wendy Hopkins as a ‘senior statesmen’ for Family/Matrimonial work in Wales.

David Ruck – Family/Matrimonial – “very sensible, very mature and experienced,” “He has good judgement and a sensible approach.”

John Burrell – Family/Matrimonial – “intelligent, thoughtful man who works hard and puts forward a very good case in court.”

Marie van der Zyl – Employment: Employer – “extremely precise, knowledgeable, effective, prompt, courteous and commercially aware.”

Nigel Davies – Media & Entertainment: Music: Non-contentious – “maintains a broad media practice, advising major technology and music businesses on corporate, commercial and IP matters”

Philip Somarakis – Licensing – Clients point to his “practical approach to problem solving and excellent mediation skills” as key strengths.

Robin Shaw – Defamation/Reputation Management – “He has excellent analytical skills and is able to readily make sense of a large volume of information. He researches his cases in detail and thinks logically and is able to respond quickly to any enquiry.”

Wendy Hopkins – Family/Matrimonial (Wales) – recognised widely as an “influential figure” among market participants. She has extensive experience dealing with matters involving substantial marital assets and regularly handles cases featuring an international dimension.

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