Goodman Derrick receives its highest number of client recommendations and rankings from the independent legal directories, Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500

Goodman Derrick has received a number of recommendations across a wide-range of legal disciplines from the leading independent market research directories Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.

The directories carry out detailed research with buyers of legal services to provide market insight covering quality of advice and service levels at the top law firms in the UK.

Senior Partner, Tim Langton, commented:

“We are very pleased to have been recognised by these important directories for our work right across the firm, including in construction, corporate, dispute resolution, employment, franchising, licensing, media, real estate, and real estate dispute resolution. It is also pleasing to see more than 25% of our lawyers recommended for their expertise and commitment to client service.”


Commercial Litigation – Legal 500

Commercial Property – Legal 500

Construction – Legal 500

Construction Suppliers (Tim Mould*) – Chambers & Partners

Corporate/M&A – Chambers & Partners and Legal 500*

Employers & Senior Executives - Legal 500

Employee & Trade Unions (Alison Downie) – Chambers & Partners

Licensing – Legal 500

Media & Entertainment: Film & Television – Chambers & Partners

Media and Entertainment (including Media Finance) – Legal 500

Property Litigation – Legal 500

Real Estate High Value Residential (Simon Mapstone)* – Chambers HNW Guide

The following lawyers have also received recommendations:

Tanya Shillingford*, Edward Hoare, Jessica Nugent*, James Daglish, Michael Collins*, Alison Downie, Chris Langan*, Richard Bailey*, John Wright, Tim Mould*, Craig Walker, Paul Herbert, David Bigmore, Clare Gilroy-Scott*

* Denotes new recommendation for 2016

Client commentary

"The ‘very impressive’ Simon Mapstone is a standout individual renowned for his expertise and knowledge of the property world." – Chambers & Partners, Real Estate High Value Residential

“[Simon Mapstone is] great fun, highly entertaining, and somebody who excels at thinking outside of the box and coming up with creative solutions.” – Chambers & Partners, Real Estate High Value Residential

“Tanya Shillingford heads the ‘prompt, commercially focused’ practice at Goodman Derrick LLP, which provides ‘quality at all levels’.” – Legal 500, M&A

“[Edward Hoare is] ‘practical, reassuring’.” - Legal 500, M&A

“Goodman Derrick LLP’s ‘excellent’ team is led by Alison Downie, who is ‘a real professional and always a sensible voice in the crowd’.” - Legal 500, Employment

“Clients praise ‘very likeable’ senior solicitor Clare Gilroy-Scott.” - Legal 500, Employment

“As well as handling various high-end residential schemes for property development and investment companies, Goodman Derrick LLP’s practice continued to advise QA on its commercial real estate portfolio. Practice head Michael Collins and the ‘exceptional’ Chris Langan are names to note.” - Legal 500, Commercial Property

“Craig Walker heads Goodman Derrick LLP’s ‘very approachable’ team.” - Legal 500, Construction

“Goodman Derrick LLP is noted for its ‘good, clear advice and excellent sector knowledge’.” – Legal 500, Media & Entertainment

“The ‘responsive, careful and reliable’ Paul Herbert acted for Digital UK and its stakeholders in negotiations with Ofcom concerning the clearance of a DTT Spectrum band, and advised the Authority for Television on Demand on its remit and operations.” – Legal 500, Media & Entertainment

“They have a long legacy and are very well known in broadcasting circles.” – Chambers & Partners, Media & Entertainment

“Experienced broadcasting lawyer Paul Herbert has a ‘cutting-edge’ practice.” - Chambers & Partners, Media & Entertainment

“There is nothing that would arise in an employment claim that [Alison Downie] wouldn’t have seen.” - Chambers & Partners, Employment

“Tim Mould has significant experience of acting for contractors, insurers and consultants in both TCC Litigation and non-contentious work. ‘He rolls up his sleeves and gets stuck in,’ says a source.” - Chambers & Partners, Construction

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Goodman Derrick LLP

Goodman Derrick is a leading commercial law firm in the City of London.

We are recognised for providing high quality legal advice across a range of practice areas and for our distinctive, client-focused service.

Our distinction lies not in what we offer, but the way we offer it to our clients.