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22 solicitors from law firm Wansbroughs ranked among best in UK

A trio of law teams from Devizes firm Wansbroughs have been ranked among the best in the UK.

Pictured top row: Naomi Owen, Jeremy Tier, Matthew Roberts, Alan Ciechan middle row: Anna Wensley Stock, Kathryn Smith Cowap, Jennifer Vooght, Emily Anderson bottom row: Neil Patterson, Jonathan Bruton, Laura Ingram Hill, Christopher Ware

Pictured top row: Naomi Owen, Jeremy Tier, Matthew Roberts, Alan Ciechan
middle row: Anna Wensley Stock, Kathryn Smith Cowap, Jennifer Vooght, Emily Anderson
bottom row: Neil Patterson, Jonathan Bruton, Laura Ingram Hill, Christopher Ware

The professionals have been listed in the 2022 edition of The Legal 500 referral guide.

Solicitors from the private client and commercial teams were recognised for their ‘professional, personal service and consistent approach to their wealth of clients’.

Meanwhile the family law team has made its debut in the referral guide, with solicitors praised for their ‘highly praised for their superb client care and attention to detail’.

Naomi Owen and Jeremy Tier, who lead the team, are described in the guide as ‘outstandingly professional,’ ‘going above and beyond’ with Naomi recognised as a ‘superb role model’ in client care.

Matthew Roberts was also recommended as another key lawyer within Wansbroughs’ family team.

The private client team, ranked tier 3, provides a wide range of expert advice and guidance in matters relating to complex wills, trusts, tax and probate matters through to large estate planning.

Tax specialist Alan Ciechan leads the team, closely supported by key lawyer Anna Wensley Stock who are described as ’highly knowledgeable’ with a ‘willingness to standout’.

Also commended were Kathryn Smith Cowap, Jennifer Vooght and Emily Anderson, who was promoted to partner in May 2020.

‘The main difference is always the people, specifically Anna Wensley Stock and her team. Anna and her team are always approachable and focus on client needs first,’ reads a recommendation.

‘The team is highly knowledgeable and keeps itself up to date with the changes in legal practice.’

The commercial property team services clients in the healthcare, renewables and development sectors, dealing with a wide variety of real estate matters.

Their consistent support, technical guidance and efficiency to client matters rank them a tier 3 team.

Practice head Neil Patterson and key lawyers Jonathan Bruton, Laura Ingram Hill, and Christopher Ware facilitate working as a team to ‘discuss ideas’ and to ‘resolve problems quickly’ on behalf of their clients.

Besides three teams achieving Legal 500 status, Wansbroughs has 22 individual solicitors achieving Legal 500 status, recognising them as leading individuals within their fields.

The rankings and recognition of particular individuals are the result of detailed analysis of firm submissions, as well as countless interviews with clients and industry peers by the guide’s panel.

Pictured top row: Naomi Owen, Jeremy Tier, Matthew Roberts, Alan Ciechan
middle row: Anna Wensley Stock, Kathryn Smith Cowap, Jennifer Vooght, Emily Anderson
bottom row: Neil Patterson, Jonathan Bruton, Laura Ingram Hill, Christopher Ware