Squire Patton Boggs partner Rob Elvin has been named top stand-out UK-based lawyer, and ranked as one of the top five global “Star Lawyers”, by legal industry research firm Acritas in a new report based on the views of nearly 4,000 general counsel and other senior leaders at legal departments around the world.
The Acritas Stars Database and Report are the results of an 18-month long survey which involved asking participants to name any exemplary outside counsel with whom they had worked, and to describe the particular characteristics that qualified these individuals to be outstanding or “Star Lawyers”.
The majority of the lawyers in the Stars database were named by one individual; however, Rob Elvin, managing partner of Squire Patton Boggs in Manchester, received four nominations, with client feedback ranging from: “He gives good, practical advice and is really cost-effective because he is so efficient” to “I trust his judgement absolutely and his instincts and his knowledge of his subject area”.
Mr. Elvin, who was awarded Partner of the Year at the Manchester Legal Awards 2016, has been a partner in the Manchester office for over 15 years. A specialist in health, safety and environment law, his expertise spans corporate defence and investigations, including bribery and corruption, corporate manslaughter, and product safety, liability and recall. Rob is also a solicitor-advocate and appears as an advocate in criminal courts and at inquests.
“We set out to develop a composite of the world's outstanding lawyers based on what clients value, and the findings from the inaugural Acritas Star Lawyers survey help us do just that," said Lisa Hart Shepherd, founder and chief executive officer of Acritas Research, Ltd. “Star Lawyers find solutions, exercise judgement and are decisive – it is the combination of expertise and commerciality that their clients value most.”
Jane Haxby, European Managing Partner of Squire Patton Boggs, commented: “I have seen at first-hand how Rob has distinguished himself as an expert in his field and an exceptionally client-focused lawyer. We are very proud of Rob’s achievements and congratulate him on this well-deserved recognition.”