12 Healys’ Lawyers Ranked In Legal 500 – UK Solicitors Guide 2018
Healys LLP have again achieved a top tier ranking in the Legal 500. This year a team of 12 lawyers have been accredited as specialists within their sectors. The Legal 500 directory provides the most comprehensive worldwide coverage on legal services providers, in over 100 countries.
For the 6th consecutive year Healys’ Professional Negligence department has been recognised in the directory and this year with an improved ranking. This year Legal 500 comments “Healys LLP handles claimant work for clients in disputes against a range of professions, including solicitors, valuers, architects, IFAs, construction and financial services professionals. The team is acting for a private individual in a claim against its former solicitors regarding alleged failure to deal with an employment claim, and represented Dreamvar (UK) in a claim against two firms of solicitors concerning a fraudulent property transaction. Dispute resolution head Robert Johnson is ‘bright, commercial and manages to master the detail while at the same time being focused entirely on the commercial aims of the client’. Jerome O’Sullivan is ‘tenacious and a strong negotiator’. David Bailey joined from Shakespeare Martineau LLP in 2016.”
Healys’ Media department has again been ranked with the Legal 500 commenting “Healys LLP is praised for its ‘entrepreneurial approach’ and advice on IP, disputes, licensing, commercial matters and rights protection in the media and entertainment sector. David Schollenberger acts for broadcasters, production companies, social media websites, musicians, actors, content suppliers and authors on commercial matters, agreements and licences. Nicholas Taylor ‘has great instinct for the strengths in cases’ and specialises in media law, including defamation, IP and rights protection. Martin John handles non-contentious media matters and Andrew Sparrow is noted for his expertise in internet and digital commercial instructions.”
For the second year running, Healys’ Immigration department has achieved a ranking in the directory. The department has increased its ranking from last year in the Immigration: Human Rights, Appeals and Overstay category. Legal 500 states “Healys LLP’s ‘excellent’ offering acts for high-net-worth individuals, and regularly advises individuals from the sports, music, theatre, film and entertainment industries. It also advises UK Universities on student visas, extensions and reviews, and advises companies on sponsorship licences. Department head Ivon Sampson ‘is willing to fight for clients’. Omar Shams, who heads the Middle East department, advises businesses and high-net-worth individuals on entry into the UK.”
For the 6th consecutive year Healys’ Personal Injury department has achieved a ranking in the directory. Legal 500 comments “Healys is a ‘power player in Brighton’ and has ‘a solid reputation in the personal injury field’ for ‘keeping clients informed at every step and explaining small details properly’. The team, led by Trevor Henley, who ‘is not intimidated by the opposition and pushes to achieve better conditions’, undertakes work in serious injury, travel litigation and industrial disease (mesothelioma) claims. The ‘knowledgeable and consummate’ managing partner Dino Skinner ‘runs cases aggressively, but without needless provocation’ and has ‘great tactical skill, instinct and judgement’; he specialises in fatal accident, cyclist, amputation and spinal injury claims. Dino Skinner is also experienced in inquest hearings. The ‘incredible’ Jonathan Austen-Jones has ‘commendable attention to detail, industry knowledge and work ethic’ and focuses on motorcyclist accidents, traumatic brain injury cases and low velocity impact claims.”
Marios Pattihis, senior partner, comments, “I am absolutely delighted for the team who have worked so hard and deserve these accolades. These rankings are achieved primarily from comments from our clients and that means so much to us. I would like to congratulate everyone who should feel that these accreditation are just rewards for all their hard work and commitment.”