Goodman Derrick Receives Client Recommendations and Rankings from the Independent Legal Directories, Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500

Goodman Derrick has once again received a wide–range of recommendations in its core practice areas from the leading independent market research directories Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500. The directories carry out direct research with clients to provide insight into the quality of advice and service levels provided by top law firms in the UK.

Senior Partner, Tim Langton, commented:

“We are very pleased to have received recommendations across all of our key commercial practice areas - construction, corporate, defamation and privacy, dispute resolution, employment, licensing, media, real estate, and real estate dispute resolution – and to have received 14 individual lawyers recommendations for expertise and client service. The result is recognition of our dedication to providing practical and commercial advice which strips out complexity and helps our clients to achieve their desired outcomes as quickly and cheaply as possible.”

Paul Herbert, Head of Media and Communications, commented:

“We are delighted that our clients have taken the time to endorse our commercial and personal approach to the delivery of legal services.”


Commercial Litigation – Legal 500

Commercial Property – Legal 500

Construction Suppliers (John Wright) – Chambers & Partners

Corporate/M&A – Chambers & Partners

Defamation and Privacy – Legal 500

Employers & Senior Executives - Legal 500

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

Licensing – Legal 500

Media & Entertainment: Film & Television – Chambers & Partners

Media & Entertainment: Film & Television (Paul Herbert) – Chambers & Partners

Media and Entertainment – Legal 500

Property Litigation – Legal 500

Client commentary

"I've always found them extremely helpful and approachable." – Chambers & Partners

"They understand we've got to make a decision and provide advice that is helpful in reaching a decision." – Chambers & Partners

“Paul Herbert is a leading player in carriage work, acting for broadcasters, delivery platforms and industry bodies. Clients say he is ‘very approachable’ as well as ‘very diligent and very knowledgeable.’” – Chambers & Partners

“Goodman Derrick LLP’s [licensing] practice is headed by commercial real estate and licensing specialist James Daglish, who is recommended for his ‘excellent knowledge and professionalism’” – Legal 500

“The ‘fantastic’ Goodman Derrick LLP is led by Craig Walker, and acts on commercial and residential disputes, with specific expertise in leasehold enfranchisement. Deborah Rider has ‘commercial acumen’.” – Legal 500

“Alison Downie of Goodman Derrick LLP leads the firm's employment department. She has a strong reputation in the market for her ‘commitment to social justice and fairness,’ with sources noting that ‘she has as much time for an individual facing harassment or discrimination in the workplace as she has for the CEO of a FTSE 100 company.’” – Chambers & Partners

“At Goodman Derrick LLP, the well-regarded [media] practice head Paul Herbert acted for Digital UK and its stakeholders, ITV, Channel 4, Arqiva and the BBC, in arrangements for the launch of Freeview Connected. The ‘knowledgeable’ Edward Hoare’s clients include Seven Publishing Group and Pavilion Books. Media litigator Clive Ince is another key figure.” – Legal 500

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
  • “The kind of firm that gains your trust and never loses it.” Chambers and Partners Guide to the Legal Profession
  • A founder member of the Legal Netlink Association, a worldwide network of independent medium-sized law firms