Harrison Clark Rickerbys gets top-tier praise.
2 014 has been another big year for leading multi-region solicitors' firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys. The firm merged with Birmingham-based K&M Family Law Solutions in June 2014, welcoming Kevin Harris-James as a Partner, whose time is now divided between the firm's Birmingham office and in heading up Harrison Clark Rickerbys' Worcester family law team, as well as Consultant, Michael Vale, who remains at the Birmingham office of the practice.
The merger between the two law firms has solidified the family law team's position as the leading family law practice in The Three Counties and further afield, with a subsequent top-tier ranking in this year's Legal 500.
In its review of the Birmingham office for 2014, The Legal 500 said: "Partner, Kevin Harris-James, is 'efficient and fair and has a great way of dealing with people.' Consultant Michael Vale is also similarly highly regarded. [The firm's] clients include professional footballers, company director and Hollywood actors."
Similarly, existing members of Harrison Clark Rickerbys' Worcester team received recognition in the prestigious legal directory: "Harrison Clark Rickerbys is an 'extremely impressive' firm. Jonathan Brew is a 'leading light' who 'gives frank advice and negotiates extremely effectively'. The 'calm and diplomatic' Brenda Spain 'provides exceptional client care'."
Kevin Harris-James was previously head of family law at a Top 10 national law firm before setting up his own niche family law practice. He is acknowledged as a premier family lawyer with considerable experience in complex financial claims arising on relationship breakdown, often with an international dynamic, and is the family lawyer of choice for many senior and board-level professionals and self-made businessmen and women.
Michael is a vastly experienced family lawyer. He has practiced exclusively in this area of law for over 30 years, having previously been head of Family Law for a large Birmingham-based law firm. He regularly acts for a broad spectrum of clients and has dealt with a number of high profile financial matters. The Birmingham Law Society has acclaimed Michael for his "exceptional client care".
Jonathan Brew, Senior Partner at Harrison Clark Rickerbys, said: "In the past year, Harrison Clark Rickerbys' teams, achievements and geographical presence have gone from strength to strength. It is therefore immensely pleasing to have the quality of our work recognised so extensively in the Legal 500."
Kevin Harris-James, Partner, said: "The merger has allowed us to fulfil our ambitions of creating a first-class family law offering, where the needs of the client always comes first."
See Legal 500 update - Page 37
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