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HFW Achieves Top-Tier Rankings In Chambers And Partners UK

19 December 2018

Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has once again been recognised as a leading practice in Chambers and Partners UK, a guide to the market’s best lawyers and law firms.

HFW achieved 44 practice and lawyer rankings in the 2019 guide, with eight in Band 1 – the highest possible ranking in Chambers. The firm is ranked across a wide range of categories, including aviation, commodities, construction, insurance, shipping, litigation, finance and civil fraud.

Chambers said that HFW “routinely act for industry-leading clients on sophisticated, high-value matters”, and that the firm is “well versed in cross-border work, offering clients the benefit of [its] vast international reach”.

Clients, who were contacted by Chambers to provide anonymous testimonials to support the rankings, said that HFW lawyers display “a compelling mix of technical expertise and an uncompromising approach…interlaced with ego-free pragmatism and a relentless client focus”.

Clients also said the firm’s lawyers are “fast at handling matters and come up with smooth and clever solutions to solve problems”, and provide “clear, concise and logical” advice.

The Chambers rankings are based on a combination of research and client feedback, with assessments made on technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence and commitment.

HFW Band 1 rankings in Chambers and Partners UK 2019:

  • Aviation
  • Commodities: Physicals
  • Shipping
  • Transport: Logistics

HFW lawyer Band 1 rankings in Chambers and Partners UK 2019:

  • Nick Hughes (Aviation)
  • Giles Kavanagh (Aviation)
  • Judith Prior (Commodities: Physicals)
  • Craig Neame (Transport: Logistics)

HFW ‘Associates to watch’ in Chambers and Partners UK 2019:

  • William Reddie (Insurance: Non-Contentious)
  • Matthew Wilmshurst (Transport: Logistics)
  • Richard Booth (Construction)

The firm’s full rankings can be found here


HFW is a leading global law firm in the aerospace, commodities, construction, energy, insurance and shipping sectors. The firm has 600 lawyers, including 180 partners, based in 20 offices across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. HFW prides itself on its deep industry expertise and its entrepreneurial, creative and collaborative culture.

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