Legal 500 Status Strengthened
Band Hatton Button Solicitors have strengthened our position in a leading guide of UK legal practices.
We have been recognised across seven practice areas in the Legal 500 - with its personal tax, trusts and probate team moving up a level to be ranked in tier three for West Midlands firms.
The company's Commercial Litigation department has also re-entered Legal 500's rankings, which are read by more than four million people every year.
Band Hatton Button's Wills, Trusts and Probate team elevated themselves to a number three ranking in a year that saw the team handle a variety of complex cases such as advising on capital gains tax planning on a second home, and advising trustees on how to withdraw a bond from a Nil Rate Band Discretionary Trust and avoid an inheritance tax charge on the first ten year anniversary.
The firm's Commercial Litigation team achieved a number three ranking, with successes including advising an ex-director of a nursing company on a dispute over a personal guarantee on a commercial lease, and acting for an accountancy practice in a dispute over whether they or an ex-employee owed £50,000.
Band Hatton Button's Charities, Family, and Commercial Property departments retained their tier three rankings, while Corporate and Commercial, and Employment retained rankings of four and six respectively.
Sarah Jordan, head of marketing and client relations at Band Hatton Button, said: "The Legal 500 is a prestigious guide to be in and informs a lot of people's choices before they press ahead with their chosen law firm, so we are proud to have not only retained, but improved our overall position, and to have the strongest rankings of the Coventry firms
"Competition to get into the Legal 500 is fierce, and is testament to the growing blend of knowledge, experience and the strong work ethic we have in our team which continues to deliver results and referrals for us.
"This is the icing on the cake for us in what has been a memorable year with an expansion into new offices, and various award wins for both our business performance and community work."