William Grace is delighted that it has again maintained its rankings in the Legal 500 for 2021. The Legal 500 is one of the leading guides to law firms and its rankings reflect detailed analysis of law firm submissions and thousands of interviews with senior in-house and private practice lawyers.
As well as two of the firm’s key practice areas being recognised, both of its founding partners received excellent testimonials from their clients, and new joiners, Abby Minns (IP) and Ian Frost (Corporate) were also recommended.
The firm is incredibly grateful to its clients and peers who contributed to the Legal 500’s analysis and who continue to support us. The firm is proud of having achieved recognition or an award in each of its four years of its existence and is looking forward to the year ahead.
A summary of the latest information about William Grace in the Legal 500 guide is as follows:
Praised for its ‘deep expertise delivered with a personal pragmatic touch’, technology specialist firm William Grace excels in the digital media space. Firm founders Carolyn Burbridge and Alastair Shaw are noted for their experience in commercial and contentious matters respectively. Other names of note include corporate senior consultant Ian Frost and IP litigator Abby Minns.
William Grace’s ‘small but very effective’ team focuses on litigation involving bribery, corruption, secret profits and various other allegations of fraud. The firm has a particular specialism in representing secondary defendants in multi-party cases. Alastair Shaw has a strong track record in cross-border fraud disputes. Senior consultant Abby Minns joined from Osborne Clarke LLP in June 2019.
‘Good value, smart lawyers who are able to deal with complex matters. Very responsive and a pleasure to deal with.‘
‘Commercial and pragmatic, in tune with business needs.‘
‘They are a specialist boutique that do exactly what they say: provide high quality, City level work, but because of their business model it is at a different costs base to us and other big firms.’
‘We have confidence in [Alastair Shaw’s] ability to do a good job and act in the client’s best interests, particularly when it comes to making good judgement calls for what is the best action for a client with a limited budget.’
‘Alistair Shaw really knows his stuff and is well placed to act for individuals on large cases. In doing so he frequently works alongside larger firms and is always an effective addition to the team.’