RE: Goodman Derrick recommended across the board in the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, the leading legal research directories

Goodman Derrick has once again received a raft of recommendations in Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, the leading independent legal research directories.

Through their primary research and interviews with buyers of top tier legal services the legal directories provide valuable insight into expertise, service levels and value.

Senior Partner, Simon Catt, commented:

“I am pleased that we have been recommended by our clients for so many of our services, including construction, corporate, dispute resolution, employment, licensing, media, real estate, residential conveyancing and real estate dispute resolution. It is also gratifying that so many of our lawyers have had not only their expertise recognised but also their dedication to top notch client service.”


Corporate and Commercial: M&A – Legal 500

“Core sector strengths for the team at Goodman Derrick LLP include publishing, media and entertainment, technology, hospitality and leisure, real estate and construction, and professional services.”

Commercial Real Estate – Chambers & Partners

"The team is fantastic - Goodman Derrick can deal with all our legal needs and do so in a friendly, professional manner."

Clients describe the firm as ‘professional, reactive and knowledgeable,’ adding: ‘they understand the time constraints we work to and what we require to ensure a transaction completes’.”

Real Estate: High Value Residential – Chambers & Partners

“Simon Mapstone of Goodman Derrick LLP works with clients on high-value residential property transactions and secured lending matters, ‘he is completely charming,  just a complete gentleman to deal with’.”

Licensing – Legal 500

“An extremely competent firm whose licensing work flows from its top-notch commercial property work.”

Commercial Litigation – Legal 500

“Clive Ince's practice spans commercial, company, media and professional disputes; Nigel Adams is known for media, including defamation, disputes and matters involving high-value classic cars; and Tim Langton led advice to the claimant, who was the victim of a sophisticated fraud, in claiming damages.”

Employment: Employers and Senior Executives – Legal 500

"Goodman Derrick LLP is 'responsive, effective and able to easily understand its clients' perspectives' and is recognised for its strength in holiday pay issues, restructurings, TUPE, employment disputes and matters involving the recruitment sector. The 'incredibly experienced' Alexandra Bonner leads the department; Clients also praise Clare Gilroy-Scott and Alison Downie; Gilroy-Scott has 'a client-focused approach' and Downie is 'a brilliant employment lawyer who delivers flawless advice'."

Employment: Employers – Chambers & Partners

“A recommended practice.”

Construction – Legal 500

“Goodman Derrick has a ‘very professional and responsive’ team; ‘an extremely good knowledge of UK construction disputes’, and is  ‘extremely knowledgeable and thorough’.”

Construction: Purchaser – Chambers & Partners

“A recommended practice.”

“Tim Mould’s clients describe him as an ‘extremely competent’ and ‘totally reliable and unflappable’ practitioner.”

Property Litigation – Legal 500

“The team at Goodman Derrick LLP has been acting for retailer Game on dilapidations claims and 1954 Act lease renewals. Additional highlights included acting for FBN bank on loans secured by charges on residential property and advising QA Limited on its commercial property portfolio.”

Media & Entertainment – Legal 500

“The ‘very responsive’ department at Goodman Derrick LLP  handles a range of film, TV, publishing advertising and marketing.”

Media & Entertainment – Chambers & Partners

“Clients describe the team as ‘very pleasant and helpful to deal with,’ adding: ‘they are timely; e-mails have an almost instant response’.”

Further information

Chambers & Partners’ full research results are available at

The Legal 500’s full research results are available at

Please contact James Caulfield, Head of Business Development, Goodman Derrick, using +44 (0)20 7421 7968 or

Goodman Derrick

  • 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
  • Recommended across the board in Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners Guide to the Legal Profession
  • A firm of 34 experienced partners managing a team of 100
  • A member of the worldwide Legal Netlink Association, a network of independent law firms