Law firm Myers Fletcher & Gordon has again been ranked as a Band 1 firm for 2023, this follows the announcement of the Chambers and Partners (Chambers) ranking.
MFG has not only maintained its international Band 1 ranking but has also had individual partners recognised and elevated in rank.
In 2023 Hilary Reid ascends to Band 1 among the individual rankings. Hilary has been ranked for the last 8 years for general business law.
She now joins the firm’s long-standing Band 1 member, Sandra Minott-Phillips, KC. Hilary’s practice areas include mergers and acquisitions, corporate and project financing, energy, insolvency and receiverships, structured finance and trust law.
“Hilary is respected for her work in finance with notable strengths in capital markets, insolvency and securities,” Chambers stated in its report.
Sandra Minott-Phillips, KC has held a Chambers ranking for the last 15 years in the category of General Business Law: Dispute Resolution.
“Sandra is sought after for her representation on a range of contentious mandates….” the report said.
Also moving up the ranks is Gina Phillipps Black, who is the head of MFG’s Commercial Department.
Gina’s practice areas include mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, data protection, banking and tax.
In this year’s ranking, Gina, who has been ranked for the past 6 years, appears in Band 2 for General Business Law, joining the firm’s Senior Partner, Peter Goldson. Peter has been ranked with Chambers for 22 years and has a focus in pensions and intellectual property, particularly trademarks.
Also, among MFG’s ranked attorneys is, Noel Levy, who has been ranked for that past 23 years, and currently holds the rank of “Senior Statesperson”.
Noel has been a consultant with the firm since 2009, having previously been a partner for 35 years. He has considerable experience in commercial matters and is most worthy of being described as a senior statesperson.
The process for earning a Chambers ranking is meticulous and covers every aspect of legal services. The Chambers organisation goes through months of compiling information including interviewing clients, competitors and notes on transactions.
The rankings are assessed on criteria that include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities that the client considers relevant.
MFG attorneys have appeared in the Chambers rankings for more than 23 years. “MFG prides itself on having a pragmatic approach and being solution oriented and customer service driven,” the Chambers report stated.
Such a long-standing accolade is a testament to the firm’s history of providing its clients with excellent legal service.
Chambers is the leading independent professional legal research company operating across 200 jurisdictions.