Harrogate-based LCF Barber Titleys, which is part of LCF Law, has been named as one of the top 10 law firms in Yorkshire and Humber in the latest Legal 500, the industry guide that announces the UK’s leading experts by region every autumn.
LCF Barber Titleys, which merged with LCF Law 12 months ago, has been recognised for its outstanding private client work, and has leapt up the rankings in both the Personal Tax, Trust, and Probate categories.
The guide said that the ‘competent’ private client team provides ‘very proficient’ advice under the leadership of Neil Shaw, who acts as a professional deputy for clients unable to look after their own assets.
The firm was also praised for its Contentious Trusts and Probate work which it also carries out for private clients. With the guide saying that the ‘well-regarded’ team, which is headed up by the ‘extremely personable’ Ragan Montgomery, often handles capacity issues and Inheritance Act claims.
In the Corporate and Commercial categories all four of LCF’s offices have been ranked for the first time. The guide stated that Susan Clark, who leads the corporate practice, advises owner-managed businesses and has significant health-sector experience, including niche specialisms in acting for GP practices and dental practitioners. James Sarjantson was recommended for commercial issues.
Managing Partner Simon Stell:
The region we have ranked in is highly competitive, and the fact that both our private client and commercial work has fared so well is a testament to the broad spectrum of expertise we have at LCF. Despite a so called domination by the big six firms, our firm has been recognised as one of the most successful in the region, and we are delighted to have been ranked so highly.