March 2018

Lennox Paton Ranked Top Law Firm in Chambers Global

Lennox Paton has been awarded a Band 1 ranking  in the New Chambers Global 2018 , which is the highest recognition bestowed by the publication. 

Chambers commented: ‘Lennox Paton has long established itself as a key player in the market, noted for its wide-reaching corporate and commercial practice. The team is experienced advising on an array of offshore, corporate restructuring, financing and estate-planning matters. The firm also maintains its strong reputation in dispute resolution, handling big-ticket, cross-border litigation and arbitration cases on behalf of international corporations, regional public entities and major financial institutions.  Market sources value the team’s knowledgeable and attentive nature, with one stating: “I love the fact that they are very client-focused and attuned to our priorities”.’

Lennox Paton is pleased to announce that 7 of its lawyers have been ranked in the new Chambers Global 2018 guide.  Our Senior Partners, Brian Simms QC, David Johnstone and Michael Paton continue to maintain their top ranking in Band 1, and we are also delighted to receive a new entry for our Litigation Partner Sophia Rolle-Kaposouzoglou, described as a “rising star”.

Senior partner Brian Simms QC remains “highly regarded” in the market, with peers highlighting his formidable depth of knowledge and experience. One source also remarked upon his “clear and robust”style, noting that “when it came to the trial he was very good.” He has acted in a number of high-value asset recovery and trust litigation cases.

David Johnstone heads the firm’s real estate practice, covering resort development, secured financing and commercial lease transactions. A large part of his practice involves advising high net worth private clients. Interviewees value him as “a really intelligent lawyer” and “one of the top conveyancers in the country.”

Michael Paton remains a “key player” at the firm, and receives particular acclaim for his trusts and investment funds work. Market sources praise his combination of “real-world experience” and “very creative” approach.

Christopher Jenkins is particularly noted for his expertise in insolvency, shareholder and construction disputes. Interviewees highlight him as a responsive and “very good younger lawyer.”

Michelle Neville-Clarke‘s practice covers a range of work, including banking and finance, corporate law, M&A, investment funds and employment. She is regarded as a “very good funds lawyer” by market sources.

“Rising star” Sophia Rolle-Kapousouzoglou has a growing reputation in the field of insolvency litigation. She impresses sources as a “solid lawyer” with an industrious approach to the work she takes on.

Scott Cruickshank is managing partner of Lennox Paton’s BVI office, having been based in the jurisdiction since 2008. Peers in the market regard him as a “very nice guy” with “a sensible head” on his shoulders. His expertise spans shareholder disputes, asset tracing cases and high-value trust disputes, in addition to commercial litigation.

Chambers Global is an independent legal directory which conducts in-depth interviews, and collects feedback from clients and competitors to identify and rank the most outstanding law firms and lawyers.  It covers over 185 jurisdictions throughout the world and is considered the most respected global directory.