14 November 2017
Chambers and Partners identifies and ranks the most outstanding law firms and lawyers in over 180 jurisdictions throughout the world. Their rankings are based on the research of more than 170 full-time editors and researchers employed at their head office in London.
Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked in bands from 1-6, with Band 1 being the best. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.
The rankings for Simcocks demonstrate not only the excellence of our teams but also shine a spotlight on the next generation of lawyers.
High Net Worth (Offshore Trusts)
The firm as a whole has been ranked in the highest category under Offshore Trusts – Band 1. CEO Phil Games also received an individual Band 1 ranking. He is well regarded among his peers for his private client practice and specialises in working with other professionals to create bespoke off-shore and multi-jurisdictional structures such as trusts, foundations and companies.
The “bright” and “very responsive” Kevin O’Loughlin received a ‘star’ ranking, given to lawyers with exceptional recommendations in their field. He worked in-house at a large trust company on the island for a number of years before joining Simcocks, where he now advises professional trustees on trust administration.
Corporate and Finance
Simcocks is ranked in Band 2 in this category due to our “knowledgeable, approachable and pragmatic” team.
Directors Alex Spencer and Irini Newby received a special mention after being ranked as individuals in Band 2 and Band 3 respectively. Both are highly regarded Commercial lawyers and have been named as leaders in their field.
Simcocks is also ranked in Band 2 for this category after being described as “…very strong in helping individuals in difficult and complex large-scale litigation.”
Director Christopher Arrowsmith, who heads up the Dispute Resolution department, was ranked in Band 2 due to his “first-class contribution” to client cases.
Consultant Elizabeth Simpson enjoys a growing profile for commercial dispute work, having attained significant experience in financial services and insurance litigation. She received a notable mention and is praised for being “very responsive, client-focused and commercial.”
Director Irini Newby is ranked in Band 2 in this category for her “clear, concise and very pragmatic employment advice.”
The new rankings are a fantastic achievement and testament to the calibre of our team.