Chambers UK has ranked Goodwin attorneys for excellence in numerous practice areas. Nine of Goodwin’s London attorneys were named as leading lawyers in the legal directory’s 2018 edition. A complete listing of rankings is available online at Chambers UK 2018.
Partners Samantha Lake Coghlan, Co-Chair of Goodwin’s London office, and David Evans, Chair of the firm’s European Offices, were ranked in the Investment Funds: Real Estate (UK-wide) category; partner Joe Conder was ranked in the Real Estate (London Firms) category; partners Michael Halford and Ed Hall were ranked in the Investment Funds: Private Equity (UK-wide) category; partners Richard Lever and Mark Soundy were ranked in Private Equity: Buyouts (UK-wide) category; partner Paul Lyons, Co-Chair of Goodwin’s London office, was ranked in the Real Estate Finance (London Firms) category; and partner Sarah Priestley was ranked in the Tax (London Firms) category.
Chambers UK surveys and interviews clients and lawyers across the United Kingdom to determine which firms and attorneys are considered leaders in their field. The guide covers 50 cities and counties in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. London, being the UK’s largest legal market, has the most in-depth coverage. Rankings assess key qualities in the legal field, including technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence and commitment.
Goodwin’s London office was founded in 2011. Focused initially on expanding the firm’s flagship real estate capital markets and fund formation practice in Europe, Goodwin has since expanded its London office to include a private equity practice, aiming to leverage and replicate the success of the firm’s U.S. team, a nationally recognized private equity legal services powerhouse.