Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Rankings Success for Compass in Legal 500 UK 2017

The latest edition of the Legal 500 has been published today and we are delighted to have received 31 rankings over 5 practice areas.  

There has been a particularly strong showing in our core areas with 19 members ranked in the category of Personal Injury and Medical Negligence (more than any other stable at the Scottish Bar) and 7 members (out of a total of 10 from the Scottish Bar) ranked in the category of Health & Safety and Regulatory.

Legal 500 says that Compass is ‘the go to chambers for personal injury and clinical negligence work’; ‘the strength in depth is absolutely second to none and it is always the first port of call’.

"Compass Chambers has a particularly strong health and safety/regulatory practice; high-profile fatal accident inquiries are a key area of instruction.”

There is also praise for the clerking team with the directory saying ‘the service is exceptional – individuals are friendly, welcoming, good to work with and very efficient’. Practice manager Gavin Herd ‘deserves special mention’; ‘all solicitors rate him highly’, ‘he is very responsive’ and ‘he knows his advocates extremely well’.

Compass Practice Manager Gavin Herd said “We are very happy with the rankings Compass members have received in the new Legal 500 directory. It is particularly pleasing to have 5 more rankings in the new directory than we had last year. Once again the number of rankings in our core areas of practice shows the market recognises our strength and depth in these areas.”

A full list of the Compass members ranked can be found here.

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