Moorcrofts shines in Legal 500 UK 2024 rankings: retaining its position as a ‘Tier 1’ law firm
Leading law firm Moorcrofts, known for its legal expertise in advising businesses, proudly announces its exceptional performance in the recently unveiled L500 UK 2024 rankings. The firm has once again reaffirmed its position as a Tier 1 powerhouse for Corporate and Commercial services in the coveted South East: Beds, Bucks, Herts, and Middx regions. In an impressive milestone, Moorcrofts has now secured rankings in all of its practice areas, solidifying its position as a comprehensive legal destination for businesses seeking first-rate legal services.
The Legal 500 UK praises Moorcrofts corporate and commercial team, stating:
“Moorcrofts‘ ‘extremely supportive‘ team dispenses advice on a variety of matters, including corporate restructurings, exit strategies, and capital reductions. Teri Hunter has extensive experience in acting for purchasers and investors in MBOs and often handles capital reductions and demergers, and Andrew Katz maintains a technology focused practice. William Pearce frequently acts for public companies, and advises clients on share buybacks and directors’ duties, while associate Adam Forder advises SMEs and international companies on joint ventures and articles of association.”
Client testimonials to endorse and laud the Tier 1 ranking were also referenced:
“We engaged Moorcrofts as our commercial solicitors based on recommendation. They steered us in the right direction, explaining terms which were unfamiliar to ensure that we understood the process. We always felt that they had our best interests at heart which gave us confidence in our decisions. The firm were responsive, professional and approachable. Their efficiency put the other party involved in our transaction to shame. The demerger and sale of our business were handled in such a way that we felt as relaxed as we could be during the process.”
“We dealt with several members of the company as we needed commercial and commercial property services. Teri Hunter was fantastic. She was very professional and helpful while still being sympathetic and personable. I think, overall, I would say that there is a real team ethos at Moorcrofts. No matter who was involved at any stage (over several months) we never had any cause for complaint and always felt that they were looking after us.”
The Legal 500 directory, which annually provides a full, in-depth and comprehensive analysis of law firms across the UK, listing only the best performing in the industry, also features Moorcrofts prominently in the South-East category for Information Technology, Intellectual Property, Employment and for the first year in the fiercely competitive Commercial Property sector.
Information Technology & Telecoms and Intellectual Property
As specialists in technology law, Moorcrofts has retained its position and praised highly in the field of IT & Telecoms and Intellectual Property – South East Region, along with Andrew Katz ranked as a Leading Individual in the field:
“With knowledge of cloud access rights, Moorcrofts assists clients with the IP side of IT outsourcing projects, licensing arrangements and protective strategies. Andrew Katz heads up the team and has over three decades of experience in technology law, while Tim Astley advises a breadth of clients including start-ups, SME, and international IT and telecoms providers. All of the individuals that have been mentioned are located in Marlow.”
“Moorcrofts thrives in cloud access rights, IP, IT outsourcing projects and open-source license compliance. Andrew Katz leads the team and, with over three decades of experience, provides the team with thorough expertise in technology law. Tim Astley is knowledgeable of computer, telecommunications and regulatory law.”
Moorcrofts has further consolidated its position in Employment – ranked in Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx Region:
“The ‘very approachable‘ Marlow-based team at Moorcrofts is adept at advising on settlement agreements, the appointment of directors, and collective and individual redundancies. Rated by clients as ‘one of the best employment lawyers you will find‘, Matt Jenkin leads the team with his long standing expertise in drafting employment contracts and policies, in addition to handling restrictive covenants and obtaining injunctions. Senior Associate Lindsey Abbot primarily represents employers in claims concerning unfair dismissals and discrimination issues.”
Moorcrofts makes a remarkable entry into the fiercely competitive Commercial Property rankings in the Beds, Bucks, Herts, and Middx region:
“Moorcrofts serves a varied client base of small and medium-sized development companies, often dispensing advice on lease renewals and negotiations, in addition to portfolio management issues. The ‘very diligent‘ Julia Ferguson frequently acts for corporate occupiers of owner managed businesses in matters concerning the disposal of business premises and leasehold acquisitions.”
Moorcrofts’ Managing Partner, Teri Hunter, said:
“We are thrilled to maintain our esteemed ‘Tier 1’ status in corporate and commercial law, and to achieve recognition across all our practice areas. This accomplishment underscores our steadfast commitment to excellence and the exceptional abilities of our team. It also reaffirms our dedication to delivering unparalleled expertise to our clients. The widespread positive endorsements we’ve received across all specialisms are a testament to our team’s proficiency, the exceptional clients we work with, and our unwavering commitment to delivering outstanding client service.”
Moorcrofts is a boutique firm of solicitors, focusing on corporate and contract law, tech law, employment (including employee incentivisation) and commercial property. Housing one of the largest corporate and technology teams in the Thames Valley and acting for some of the biggest names in the world.