The Legal 500 UK 2014

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The rankings for the 2014 edition of The Legal 500 UK have been released, with Squire Patton Boggs once again being recognized as a recommended firm in a number of areas. We have 20 lawyers listed as elite "leading lawyers" with another 121 lawyers recommended.

This year, our UK offices received Tier 1 rankings in 17 practice areas:

Birmingham

  • Crime, fraud and licensing: Licensing 
  • Finance: Insolvency and corporate recovery 
  • Human resources: Pensions 
  • Real estate: Commercial property: Birmingham 
  • Real estate: Environment

Leeds

  • Corporate and commercial: Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire
  • Corporate and commercial: Corporate tax 
  • Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire 
  • Human resources: Pensions 
  • Overview: Regional review – Regional heavyweights 
  • Real estate: Planning 
  • Real estate: Property litigation

London

  • Corporate and commercial: M&A: mid-market, £50m-£250m 
  • Crime, fraud and licensing: Gaming and betting 
  • Finance: Asset based lending

Manchester

  • Corporate and commercial: Corporate tax 
  • Human resources: Pensions

In addition to our Tier 1 rankings, our teams were highly recommended in 74 practices areas in this year’s edition. You can see the full list of recommended rankings below:

Birmingham

  • Corporate and commercial: Corporate and commercial: Birmingham 
  • Dispute resolution: Banking litigation 
  • Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation: Birmingham 
  • Finance: Banking and finance 
  • Human resources: Employment 
  • Human resources: Health and safety 
  • Overview: Regional review – Regional heavyweights 
  • Public sector: Local government 
  • Real estate: Construction 
  • Real estate: Planning 
  • Real estate: Property litigation 
  • TMT (technology, media and telecoms): Intellectual property 
  • TMT (technology, media and telecoms): IT and telecoms

Leeds

  • Dispute resolution: Banking litigation 
  • Finance: Banking and finance 
  • Finance: Insolvency and corporate recovery 
  • Human resources: Employment: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire 
  • Real estate: Commercial property: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire #
  • Real estate: Construction 
  • Real estate: Environment 
  • TMT (technology, media and telecoms): Intellectual property

London

  • Corporate and commercial: Corporate tax 
  • Corporate and commercial: EU and competition 
  • Corporate and commercial: Flotations: small and mid-cap 
  • Corporate and commercial: Private equity: transactions 
  • Crime, fraud and licensing: Fraud: civil 
  • Crime, fraud and licensing: Licensing 
  • Dispute resolution: Banking litigation: investment and retail 
  • Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation 
  • Dispute resolution: Competition litigation 
  • Dispute resolution: International arbitration 
  • Dispute resolution: Mediators 
  • Finance: Corporate restructuring and insolvency 
  • Finance: Securitisation 
  • Human resources: Employment: employees/unions 
  • Human resources: Employment: employers and senior executives 
  • Human resources: Health and safety 
  • Human resources: Immigration 
  • Human resources: Pensions 
  • Projects, energy and natural resources: Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP) 
  • Projects, energy and natural resources: Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables) 
  • Real estate: Commercial property 
  • Real estate: Construction 
  • Real estate: Environment 
  • Real estate: Property litigation 
  • TMT (technology, media and telecoms): Brand management 
  • TMT: Data protection 
  • TMT: Intellectual property 
  • TMT: IT and telecoms 
  • TMT: Media and entertainment 
  • TMT: Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology 
  • TMT: Sport 
  • Transport: Shipping

Manchester

  • Corporate and commercial: Corporate and commercial: Manchester 
  • Corporate and commercial: EU competition 
  • Dispute resolution: Banking litigation 
  • Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation: Manchester 
  • Finance: Banking and finance 
  • Finance: Insolvency and corporate recovery 
  • Human resources: Employment 
  • Human resources: Health and safety 
  • Overview: Regional review – Regional heavyweights 
  • Projects, energy and natural resources: Energy 
  • Projects, energy and natural resources: Project finance and PFI 
  • Public sector: Local government 
  • Real estate: Commercial property: Manchester 
  • Real estate: Construction 
  • Real estate: Planning and environment 
  • Real estate: Property litigation

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