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Birketts LLP’s ten-lawyer team attracts praise for its combination of ‘clear, accurate advice and excellent value’. Clients strongly recommend ‘excellent lawyers’ Andrew Rush and Ruth Sunaway, who advised on a £5m contentious matter. Associate and rising star Oli Worth ‘shows great depth of knowledge’. Clients include McGee Group.

The team at Eversheds LLP is ‘consistently excellent, always available and has a pool of top-flight lawyers’. The ‘responsive and supportive’ Dominic Lacey is ‘an absolute pleasure to work with’ and leads a team of ‘proactive and practical’ associates including Tom Douglas, who acts for Transport for London.

Mills & Reeve LLP’s ‘outstanding’ practice includes Robert Weatherley and leading light Ron Plascow, who ‘have a wealth of experience in construction law and building contracts, and a friendly and flexible approach’. The ‘robust and cost-consciousStuart Thompson advised Cambridge Assessment on a multimillion-pound construction contract for its new headquarters.

Greenwoods Solicitors LLP stands out for its ‘exemplary service tailored to clients’ needs’. The team is led from London by Howard Crossman, who calls on the skills of consultant Richard Jones and associate Katrina Bretten in Peterborough. Bretten advises on construction contracts for motor dealerships.

Hewitsons provides ‘excellent service and guidance that is always sound and practical’. Clients appreciate Colin Jones for his communication skills and ‘calm, balanced’ associate Lorna Carter for her ‘common sense and excellent understanding’. Carter advised on a £5m contract for Howard Lewisham Ltd.

At Sloan Plumb Wood LLP, construction and engineering partner Martin Wood has 25 years’ experience and regularly advises London-based clients. Highlights included a 1200-acre, 5,000-home brownfield development in the north of England.

Key figures at Prettys include associate Rebecca Palmer, who is ‘outstanding – professional, informative and exceptionally competent’, and litigator Peter Blake, who is recommended for his ‘balanced and realistic advice’.

At Rogers and Norton, Peter Hastings and Phil Kerridge are recommended for construction disputes. They advised on matters arising from a £4.5m care home development.

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