The Legal 500 UK has recognized a record number of Goodwin lawyers and practices across the firm’s London and Cambridge offices. The 2023 edition of the annual guide has highly ranked Goodwin in 17 practices and awarded the firm 34 lawyer rankings, including 7 Hall of Famers, 16 Leading Individuals, 4 Next Generation Partners and 7 Rising Stars.

The results reflect Goodwin’s standing as one of the fastest growing international firms in the UK and unparalleled ability to meet the varied needs of clients throughout the corporate lifecycle. This year’s guide praised the firm for its” impressive breadth of expertise and experience,” noting that it was “widely lauded for its capabilities advising on big-ticket, cross-border transactions across the tech, life sciences, and real estate sectors.”

The Legal 500 UK recognized Goodwin in the following practice areas:


Corporate and Commercial


Industry Focus

Investment Fund Formation and Management

Real Estate

Risk Advisory

Dispute Resolution – Firm to Watch

TMT (Technology, Media and Telecoms) – Firm to Watch

East Anglia

Corporate and Commercial

TMT (Technology, Media and Telecoms)

Goodwin lawyers ranked by The Legal 500 UK include:

  • Malcolm Bates - (Hall of Fame) Life Sciences and Healthcare / (Leading Individual) Biotechnology / (Hall of Fame) Intellectual Property
  • Richard Bloomfield - (Rising Star) M&A: Lower Mid-Market Deals, £50m-£500m
  • Samantha Lake Coghlan - (Hall of Fame) Real Estate Funds
  • Justin Cornelius - (Leading Individual) Real Estate Funds
  • Shawn D’Aguiar - (Leading Individual) Private Funds
  • Dulcie Daly - (Leading Individual) Corporate Tax
  • David Evans - (Leading Individual) Real Estate Funds / (Leading Individual) Commercial Property: Investment
  • Michael Halford - (Hall of Fame) Private Funds
  • Sarah Jordan – (Leading Individual) EU and Competition
  • Oliver Glynn-Jones - (Leading Individual) Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail
  • Richard Lever - (Leading Individual) Private Equity: Transactions – Mid-Market Deals (Up to £250m)
  • Paul Lyons - (Leading Individual) Property Finance
  • David Mardle - (Hall of Fame) Venture Capital / (Hall of Fame) Corporate and Commercial: Cambridge
  • Sophie McGrath -  (Leading Individual) Venture Capital
  • Bhargavi Mudakavi - (Rising Star) Real Estate Funds
  • Ajay Pathak - (Leading Individual) Private Funds
  • Georgia Powell - (Rising Star) Intellectual Property
  • Ali Ramadan - (Leading Individual) Venture Capital
  • Elizabeth Rhodes - (Next Generation Partner) Corporate and Commercial: Cambridge / (Next Generation Partner) Venture Capital
  • Gemma Roberts - (Next Generation Partner) Private Equity: Transactions – Mid-Market Deals (Up to £250m) / (Next Generation Partner) Private Equity: Transactions – High-Value Deals (£250m+)
  • James Spence - (Leading Individual) Commercial Property: Investment
  • Adam Thatcher - (Rising Star) Venture Capital / (Rising Star) Corporate and Commercial: Cambridge
  • Simon Thomas - (Leading Individual) Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Tim Worden - (Leading Individual) Biotechnology / (Hall of Fame) Intellectual Property
  • Ben Yeoh - (Rising Star) Private Funds

For more detail on Goodwin’s 2023 rankings, visit The Legal 500 UK.