Manchester commercial law firm Kuits has retained its record results in The Legal 500 UK, a research publication that analyses and ranks the abilities of law firms across the country.
Newly promoted employment partner Mark McKeating and litigation associate Kathryn Parrish have both been recognised as Rising Stars by the publication. Mark has also been listed as a Recommended Lawyer for employment law.
The firm has consolidated its ranking for Tax Litigation and Investigations in London, with executive partner Robert Levy and tax partner Paul Bricknell both being named as recognised lawyers.
Kuits continues to be ranked as a tier one firm for personal tax trusts and probate and employment and its licensing team continues to be the only firm to receive a Tier 1 ranking in the North West.
Head of commercial property Nick Nyunt has been named for the first time as a Leading Individual joining six others from the firm, the most the firm has ever had at any one time.
Alongside this, Kuits has 13 new lawyers recommended in this year’s Legal 500, taking the firm total up to 44.
Steve Eccleston, managing partner at Kuits, commented: “We are proud to have had another year of positive results in the Legal 500 tables, further maintaining our place amongst the best firms in the North West.
“Providing the best legal and commercial advice to our client base of SMEs, owner-managed businesses and high-net worth individuals is always forefront in our minds, so to have achieved this with such glowing feedback from our clients is extremely gratifying.”
The Legal 500 annual ranking is based on feedback from 250,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading practice lawyers, as well as a team of researchers with experience in the legal market.
The Legal 500 2019 - Kuits
North West Top-Tier Firm
- Crime, fraud and licensing: Licensing
- Human Resources: Employment: Employee/Union Firms
- Private Client: Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate
North West Ranked Firm
- Corporate and Commercial: Corporate and commercial – Manchester
- Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation – Manchester
- Finance: Banking and Finance
- Human Resources: Employment
- Private Client: Charities and Not-For-Profit
- Private Client: Contentious Trusts and Probate
- Private Client: Family
- Real Estate: Commercial Property – Manchester
- Real Estate: Construction
- Real Estate: Property Litigation
- Technology, Media and Telecoms: Intellectual Property
London Ranked Firm
- Dispute Resolution – Tax Litigation and Investigations
Hall of Fame
- Licensing – Anthony Lyons
- Commercial Property – Nick Nyunt
- Corporate and Commercial – Rob Buckley
- Employment – Kevin McKenna
- Intellectual Property – Bruce Jones
- Intellectual Property – Ian Morris
- Private Client – Graham Wood
- Commercial Litigation – Kathryn Parrish
- Employment – Mark McKeating
- Corporate and Commercial – Manchester – Kirsti Pinnell, Robert Levy, James Wall, Helen Mather, Jan Winstanley, Caroline Brennan
- Crime, fraud and licensing: Licensing – Felicity Tulloch, Rebecca Ingram
- Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation – Manchester – Andrew Weinberg, Damian Bailey, Wendi Bussin, Phillip Warburton, Kathryn Parrish, Peter Kaye
- Dispute Resolution: Tax Litigation and Investigations – London – Robert Levy, Paul Bricknell
- Finance: Banking and Finance – George Macmillan, Alison Kellett, Meave O’Neill, Christopher Hardy, Jan Winstanley
- Human Resources: Employment – Sally Bird, Mark McKeating
- Human Resources: Employment: Employee/Union Firms – Kevin McKenna, Sally Bird, Mark McKeating
- Private Client: Contentious Trusts and Probate – Andrew Weinberg, Graham Wood
- Private Client: Family – Michael Gregory, Colin Davies
- Private client: Personal tax, trusts and probate – Graham Wood
- Real Estate: Commercial Property – Manchester – Steve Eccleston, Adam Hymes, Chris Hardy, David Moroney, Steve Jackson, Emma Nimmo, Tim Arkwright
- Real Estate: Construction – Charlie Tomlinson
- Real Estate: Property Litigation – Andrew Weinberg, Phil Warburton, Rebecca Jones
- TMT (Technology, Media and Telecoms): Intellectual Property – Claire Meyers, Humna Nadim, Yasmin Kalantari, James Wall