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Harrogate law firms claim top position in league table for North Yorkshire

Two Harrogate Law businesses have topped North Yorkshire’s family law league table in the latest national legal rankings, the Legal 500.

Harrogate Family Law and Stowe Family Law have come out top for North Yorkshire law firm for its expertise in family law.

Harrogate Family Law founder Andrew Meehan

Founder Andrew Meehan and partner Ellie Foster are also the only Harrogate-based family lawyers to have been singled out for individual recommendation in the guide.

Andrew Meehan said he was delighted that the expertise and empathetic approach of the Harrogate Family Law team had been recognised.

Andrew Meehan said: This ranking proves that we are punching above our weight and have gained a reputation that puts us on an even footing with many of Yorkshire’s biggest law firms.

We have always strived to be a niche practice with high standards of client care and technical legal ability.

This listing by the Legal 500 acknowledges the fact that we have successfully achieved that goal and that our experts are amongst the best in Yorkshire.

Three Stowe Family Law solicitors have also been recognised by the Legal 500 in this year’s annual ranking of private client family lawyers.

Harrogate-based, Senior Partner, Marilyn Stowe received high praise. She was billed as a “first-class” solicitor for family matters.

Managing Partner in its Leeds office, Julian Hawkhead, was commended for his “good appreciation of the benefits of mediation and negotiation”.

Kate Rayner, a solicitor from the firm’s Wilmslow office, was also recommended as a top family lawyer.

The Legal 500 analyses and assesses law firms around the world. They rank firms and lawyers from 106 different constituencies and different practise areas. Its rankings are based on several criteria, including feedback from 250,000 clients, interviews with legal experts and additional research of the legal market.

David Milburn, Managing Partner of Stowe Family Law’s Harrogate office said: It is an honour to have our solicitors recognised for their talent, hard work and dedication.


Legal 500 Family: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Category 1

Irwin Mitchell Leeds
Jones Myers LLP Leeds
Lake Legal LLP Leeds
Mills & Reeve LLP Leeds

Category 2

Clarion Leeds
Stewarts Law LLP Leeds

Category 3

Blacks Solicitors LLP Leeds
Gordons LLP Bradford, Leeds
Harrogate Family Law Harrogate
Lupton Fawcett Denison Till Leeds
Simpson Millar LLP Leeds
Stowe Family Law LLP Harrogate

Category 4

Berwins Solicitors Harrogate
Chadwick Lawrence LLP Solicitors Leeds
Ford & Warren Leeds
Grahame Stowe Bateson Leeds, Harrogate
HLW Keeble Hawson Leeds
Henry Hyams Leeds
Lester Morrill incorporating Davies Gore Lomax LLP Leeds
McCormicks Harrogate
Melanie Craig Solicitor Leeds
Raworths Harrogate
Ridley & Hall Huddersfield
Switalskis Solicitors LLP Halifax
The Needle Partnership LLP Leeds

Category 5

Emsleys Solicitors Limited Leeds
Harrowells LLP York
Jarvis Family Law Harrogate
LCF Law Leeds
Langleys Solicitors LLP York
Levi Solicitors LLP Leeds
Ramsdens Huddersfield
Silk Family Law Richmond
Taylor Bracewell Doncaster
Thornton Jones Family Law Wakefield
Winston Solicitors LLP Leeds
Zermansky & Partners Leeds

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