Goodman Derrick Recommended by the Independent Legal Directories, Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500

Goodman Derrick has received recommendations in all of its core commercial practice areas from Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 in their most recent editions published in 2014. The directories carry out in depth research with buyers of legal services to provide insight into the quality of advice provided by law firms in the UK.

Senior Partner, Tim Langton, commented:

“We seek to provide our clients with practical and commercial advice which cuts through complexity and helps our clients achieve their goals as quickly as possible. We are delighted that Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 have received such positive feedback from our clients.”

As well as recognition across our key commercial practice areas - commercial property, construction, corporate, defamation and privacy, property development, dispute resolution, employment, licensing, media, and media finance - our lawyers have also received sixteen separate personal acknowledgements in recognition of their expertise and client service.

Paul Herbert, Head of Media and Communications, commented:

“This feedback is very important to us as it comes from our clients and the comments are from the people we work with, and once more they endorse our personal approach to the delivery of legal services.”

Practice area recommendations

Media & Entertainment: Film & Television – Chambers & Partners

Corporate/M&A – Chambers & Partners * 

Corporate and Commercial – M&A – Legal 500

Crime, Fraud and Licensing – Licensing – Legal 500

Dispute Resolution – Commercial Litigation – Legal 500 *

Dispute Resolution - Defamation and Privacy – Legal 500

Real Estate – Commercial Property – Legal 500

Real Estate – Commercial Property: Development – Legal 500 *

Real Estate – Property Litigation – Legal 500 *

TMT - Media and Entertainment – Legal 500

TMT - Media Finance - Legal 500

*New ranking for 2014


Client commentary:

“Paul Herbert is a real specialist and a safe pair of hands.” 

Media & Entertainment: Film & Television – Legal 500

“The expanding team at Goodman Derrick LLP added Joanna Higton in 2013, whose experience in the restaurant, retail and leisure sectors complements the group’s existing expertise in these industries; other areas of focus include media and technology. Paul Webb advised the shareholders of CCL Vehicle Rentals on the company’s sale to Hertz. Edward Hoare is recommended.”

Corporate/M&A – Legal 500

“The ‘commercially minded' James Daglish at Goodman Derrick LLP advises on the licensing aspects of corporate and real estate transactions.”

Licensing – Legal 500

“John Wright of Goodman Derrick LLP handles contentious work and is "wonderful to work with," notes one interviewee, adding: "He is very clear in explaining things, has deep knowledge in the field and gives sound advice.""

Construction: Suppliers – Chambers & Partners

"First-class service, clear and direct."  

"They're good value for money and provide expertise in the field of media regulation."

"Very effective" head of department Paul Herbert continues to advise a range of media and technology clients. He "provided clear and concise advice, which covers the territory without providing a ramble through the bushes," said one interviewee.

Media & Entertainment – Chambers & Partners