Howard Kennedy gains new rankings in Chambers HNW guide

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The Private Wealth group has retained its rankings across a number of categories in the Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) 2022 Guide. We're also delighted to report that our Business Crime team has also been ranked in the "Financial Crime: High Net Worth Individuals" category for the first time.

Chambers and Partners is an independent research company delivering detailed rankings and insight into the world's leading lawyers, based on recommendations by fellow professionals and clients. Their High Net Worth guide features law firms, banks, fiduciaries, accountancy firms and wealth managers providing services to ultra-high net worth and high net worth individuals and families and family offices. 

Our Private Wealth group now has 10 lawyers ranked across six categories, demonstrating strength and breadth within the team. 

It has been a good year for the Business Crime team, with Senior Associate, Jennifer Harper, ranked for the first time. She appears as an "Associate to Watch" in the "Financial Crime: High Net Worth Individuals" category. She's described as “A star in the making, a Senior Associate who knows the case inside out and is always thinking about the best angle.”

Ian Ryan, who has been ranked in the "Financial Crime: High Net Worth Individuals" category for several years saw his ranking increase from Band 3 to Band 2. The guide notes that "He is a master strategist who brings exceptional expertise and experience.”

Furthermore, the Business Crime team as a whole has received recognition in the "Financial Crime: High Net Worth Individuals" category for the first time, with a source adding "They are able to see the big picture and the firm excels at dealing with connected litigation issues. Every member of their team is fantastic. Even the trainees are excellent."

In the "Private Wealth Disputes" category, Naomi O'Higgins, who has featured in the guide for many years, has seen her ranking improve from Band 4 to Band 3. Sources note “She's just got an incredibly good reputation in the market and is a safe pair of hands. I trust her judgement."

Others who have maintained their rankings this year include:

  • Lois Langton (Family/Matrimonial: Ultra High Net Worth) – “Is a big name in family law and deservedly so. She is very tactical and absolutely brilliant with clients.”
  • Antonia Torr (Immigration: High Net Worth Individuals) – “She offers an encyclopaedic knowledge of immigration law. She is incredibly client-focused, pragmatic, responsive and able to make the seemingly unwinnable case, winnable.”
  • Emily Mailer (Private Wealth Disputes) – “Emily is one of the big hitters in private wealth disputes and is very well respected amongst peers.”
  • John Annetts (Private Wealth Law) - “John is a pleasure to work with and is a very helpful addition to any team where UK trust and estate matters are prevalent.”
  • Liz Palmer (Private Wealth Law) – “She has a razor-sharp intellect, is incredibly relatable and able to build trust and confidence naturally.”
  • Simon Malkiel (Private Wealth Law) - “Simon is a proactive and very commercial private client lawyer who is able to cut through to the key points and advise practical solutions to those.”
  • Reshmi Manekporia (Private Wealth Law: Foreign Expertise for Middle East) - “Reshmi is one of the leading experts in international succession and tax planning, which is set apart by the dedication, insight and knowledge she brings to her work.”

See the rankings on the Chambers and Partners website here.



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