Swindon & Wiltshire Business News

Legal 500 rankings for Devizes law firm

Clockwise from top left: Alan Ciechan, Anna Wensley Stock, Andrew Jenkins, Robert Hams Solicitors at Devizes law firm Wansbroughs have been recognised in the prestigious Legal 500 guide.

The personal injury: defendant team, which acts for local authorities, schools, and insurers, was ranked tier three.

The team, which the directory describes as "professional and supportive" with "a strong ethos of excellence" advises on occupiers’ liability, employers’ liability, public liability claims and inquest work.

The directory singles out "the knowledgeable and hugely experienced" Robert Hams for praise, saying he provides "an exceptional and unrivalled service’ when defending stress, bullying and harassment claims."

Meanwhile, the private client team – which "offers technical advice on the establishment of trusts and tax planning, particularly concerning inheritance tax and capital gains tax" was ranked tier four.

Department head Alan Ciechan is a very well-respected legal brain, while colleague Andrew Jenkins "is a highly able and instinctive private client lawyer.

"He is very thorough and careful but also a deal-maker and a negotiator where necessary, bringing into play his skills and litigation experience."

Trust and estate planning expert Anna Wensley Stock, notes the directory, "has a razor-sharp legal mind."

Legal 500 rankings are based on feedback from 250,000 in-house peers and the directory's access to law firms deals and confidential matters, which are independently assessed by its researchers.

The Legal 500 United Kingdom – the leading guide to law firms and solicitors in the UK. More than four million users visit The Legal 500 website each year and this guide offers those buying legal services in the UK, reliable and up-to-date information on law firms.