Awards and Rankings October 01, 2020

The Legal 500 UK 2021 Recognizes Record Number Of Goodwin Lawyers And Practices

The Legal 500 UK 2021 has recognized a record number of Goodwin lawyers and practices across the firm’s London and Cambridge offices. This year Goodwin was ranked in 14 practices, up from nine last year, and had 27 individual lawyer rankings in 2021, compared to 11 last year.


The results demonstrate the continued growth of Goodwin’s London office and the impact of the firm’s Cambridge office, which opened in 2019. Along with building upon traditional areas of strength, Goodwin added rankings that recognize the firm’s M&A, Venture Capital, Financial Restructuring, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Intellectual Property and Technology practices.


The Legal 500 UK 2021 ranked Goodwin in the following practice areas:



  • Corporate and Commercial
    • Corporate Tax
    • M&A: Lower Mid-Market Deals, £50m-£500m
    • Private Equity: Transactions – High-Value Deals (£250m+)
    • Venture Capital
  • Finance
    • Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Industry Focus
    • Life Sciences and Healthcare
  • Investment Fund Formation and Management
    • Private Funds
    • Real Estate Funds
  • Real Estate
    • Commercial Property: Hotels and Leisure
    • Commercial Property: Investment
    • Property Finance

 East Anglia

  • Corporate and Commercial
    • Corporate and Commercial: Cambridge
  • TMT (Technology, Media and Telecoms)
    • Biotechnology
    • Intellectual Property

For more detail on Goodwin’s rankings in this year’s directory, please see here.


The Legal 500 UK surveys and interviews clients and lawyers across the United Kingdom to determine which firms and lawyers are considered leaders in their field. Rankings assess key qualities in the legal field, including technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence and commitment.