28 September 2017
Simcocks are pleased to announce excellent results in the Chambers & Partners 2017 HNW guide with the firm receiving a Band 1 departmental ranking as well as two advocates receiving Recommended Lawyer status.
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.
Simcocks has a dedicated trusts team for both non-contentious and contentious matters, acting for both corporates and private clients. The team work on the creation, administration and restructuring of trusts and foundations, advising a mixture of corporate trustees, high net worth families and individuals. They also liaise with the firm’s litigation department on contentious matters relating to trusts.
Phil Games – who received a Band 2 ranking – is well regarded among his peers for his private client practice. “He has a reputation for being sensible, and you want someone sensible on the other side of things, ” says a fellow Manx lawyer. Another interviewee comments: “He’s a good private client lawyer. I’ve used him on quite large wills and trusts work, and I just think he’s a good people person. When you’re doing that kind of work, you need that. He’s very personable.”
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. Kevin also deals with pensions and funds matters.
Simcocks CEO, Phil Games, said: “Our highly creditable rankings in Chambers and Partners are a glowing endorsement of the service we’re able to provide to our clients. We are delighted with the comments and top level ranking, which further reinforces our position as a leading law firm in the Isle of Man.”