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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