Several Howard Kennedy individuals have been ranked in the recently published Chambers 2022 guide. The firm has also been ranked in eight practice area categories.
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This year Howard Kennedy has received 20 individual rankings, a significant increase from the 11 rankings received last year, with several Next Gen lawyers being recognised for the first time.
New Partner Arish Bharucha, who joined the firm in May, has been ranked as an "Up and Coming" individual for International Arbitration. He has considerable experience of, and expertise in, advising international and domestic clients on a range of high value and complex contentious matters. He's described as "diligent and hard-working" and "very calm and focused, intelligently and judiciously dealing with challenges as they arose."
Bhavini Patel has been ranked as an "Associate to watch" for the first time. Bhavini acts for clients on contentious commercial and residential property matters, focusing on retail property. She "leads with impressive skill and an eye for detail" and is "excellent and very good with clients".
Duncan Bagshaw has a new ranking for "International Arbitration". He is highly experienced in large international disputes in arbitration and litigation proceedings. He acts for clients on matters relating to the upstream oil and gas industry, electricity generation and supply, and renewable energy projects. Clients note "he is very knowledgeable and experienced".
Jane Amphlett, who has been ranked in Employment: Employers for several years, has for the first time been ranked in the Employment: Senior Executive category. Working closely with business leaders, including HR directors and senior executives, she provides commercial legal input into business-critical issues. She's noted as "extremely responsive, the advice she provides is helpful and she is commercial".
Jessica Smith has been ranked for the first time in the Family/Matrimonial category as an "Associate to watch". Jessica Smith is an associate with strength in cross-border nuptial agreements and child welfare cases. She additionally handles financial remedy disputes involving post-separation accrual and valuation issues. She also assists on cases with addiction and mental health concerns.
Kyle Phillips, who joined the firm as a Partner in June this year, has been ranked as an "Up and Coming" individual in both Financial Crime: Corporates and Financial Crime: Individuals. Kyle Phillips has a growing reputation in the corporate crime sphere for his representation of clients in internal investigations concerning allegations of fraud, money laundering and corruption. He's known for being "incredibly easy to work with, very approachable and commercially astute" and "widely respected for his diligence and thoroughness, and his work is exemplary".
Legal Director Lydia Christie has for the first time been ranked in the Employment: Employer category. She advises a client base of well-known employers in the leisure and hospitality industry on tribunal claims and general advisory matters. Clients say "she is always able to answer my questions clearly and precisely, either in person or via telephone" and "she is very approachable and helpful, she is always swift in answering questions and she thinks ahead."
Mark Pritchard has been ranked in Construction: Contentious for the first time this year as an "Associate to watch". Mark assists both developers and contractors with defect and termination claims and is particularly adept at handling contentious matters concerning cladding. He's described as "an excellent communicator and is very committed to providing the best service possible to his clients."
Howard Kennedy has also been ranked in eight practice area categories, with a new ranking for Civil Liberties & Human Rights.
See all of our rankings here.