Goodman Derrick identified as a top ten firm in The Legal 500's Client Service Awards

In one of the biggest research projects of its kind The Legal 500 has sought the views of thousands of law firm clients to assess the UK legal market. Over the course of several months clients were asked to rate the performance of firms in a number of key criteria including strength of delivery, industry knowledge, pricing and billing practices and consistency of service. The project provided over 200,000 responses allowing the researchers to recognise the firms with the most satisfied clients.

Goodman Derrick is one of only ten firms recognised in the “UK All Firms” category and is also rated among the top five firms in the "UK Mid-Size" category. 

Georgina Stanley, UK Editor, The Legal 500:

“At a time when the client is increasingly king, the results provide a clear indication of the firms setting the pace in the eyes of those using their services.”

Simon Catt, Senior Partner, Goodman Derrick:

“We have always sought to maintain our clients’ trust by providing a service that is completely focussed on their objectives. Having the best lawyers available is crucial, and our people have all had exceptional legal training.  They also have to be commercially astute and be excellent communicators and team players, a  different skill set providing a different service delivery model to the bigger firms.  I’m delighted that The Legal 500’s client research has recognised our approach and the hard work that our teams put in every day to help get our clients to where they want to be.”

Legal 500 2019 Research - client testimonials

‘Strong multi-disciplined team, commercial and able to bring complex transactions to a close very speedily.’

Legal 500: Commercial Real Estate

‘A fantastic property team headed by Chris Langan. All the people I deal with at Goodman Derrick are incredibly responsive and always take your call, something a lot of other firms don't do. The advice is clear, consistent and every client I have introduced to GD has been incredibly impressed with their conduct and commitment to the client’s needs.’

Legal 500: Commercial Real Estate

'The Goodman Derrick advantage is that they are good communicators and operate with a personal, no nonsense approach'

Legal 500: M&A

Combines 'commercial awareness with legal acumen'

Legal 500: Licensing

'Deliver a tailor-made service and personal care, and are particularly understanding of clients' ambitions'.

Legal 500: Commercial litigation

'The team is efficient, well-led and a pleasure to work with. They give advice that is commercial and practical but also well researched and legally savvy. The partners are fully engaged and hands-on and all members of the team (down to trainee level) contribute well.'

Legal 500: Employment: employers

'An excellent focus, especially for contractor clients looking for a combination of expertise and value for money.'

Legal 500: Construction: contentious

'Quick to respond, confident and sharp appraisal of matters.'

Legal 500: Contraction: non-contentious

'Supports clients with enthusiasm and always strives for positive outcomes.'

Legal 500: Property litigation

Goodman Derrick LLP's 'fast and efficient' team has 'many years of experience in dealing with media matters and the partners are straightforward'. 

Legal 500: Media and entertainment 

For further information

Simon Catt, Senior Partner, Goodman Derrick,

James Caulfield, Head of Business Development, Goodman Derrick,

Legal Business, Client Service Awards – What Clients Really Want, Research Findings

Goodman Derrick LLP

  • 32 partners leading a team of over 100
  • Recognised as a Top 10 UK Firm for client service in The Legal 500’s Client Service Awards 2019
  • Recommended as a leading law firm in key practices by the independent guides to the legal profession, Chambers & Partners and Legal 500
  • An adviser to FTSE-listed, national and international businesses, including many household names
  • A member of Legal Netlink, a network of independent medium-sized law firms, please see our internationalpage for more information
  • Founded in 1954 by Lord Goodman and established as a limited liability partnership in 2006