Latest Legal 500 rankings showcase the talent at law firm Hewitsons


Law firm Hewitsons continues to lead the way in key practice areas across East Anglia, East Midlands and the South East, as it is recognised as a ‘Top-Tier Firm’ in the latest Legal 500 rankings.

Hewitsons, operating out of offices in Cambridge, London, Milton Keynes and Northampton, has been recommended as a ‘Top-Tier Firm’ in 13 practice areas including Private Client, Real Estate, Corporate and Commercial, and Dispute Resolution. Furthermore, the law firm has been recommended in 18 practice areas, with its Technology, Human Resources, Third Sector and Media and Telecoms, each credited multiple times across East Anglia, East Midlands and the South East. 

For the East Anglia and East Midlands regions, 12 of the firm’s legal minds have also been given ‘elite’ status after being recognised as ‘Leading Lawyers’ in the rankings, with many maintaining the position for multiple years consecutively. Hewitsons' lawyers who have achieved this “outstanding” ranking were represented in both the “Leading Individuals” and “Next Generation Lawyers” categories.  The Legal 500 describes Hewitsons as ‘a stalwart of the Cambridge market and … [they] remain a leading light in the region’.

Colin Jones, Managing Partner at Hewitsons, said: “It has been a very strong and active year for the firm with a lot of investment and growth. We have committed to delivering an “Absolute Client Focus” through all of our work and this dedication has been recognised with the latest Legal 500 rankings. We are pleased with the results from this year and it demonstrates the strong position Hewitsons has across East Anglia, East Midlands and South East.

“These results would not have been achieved without the hard work and commitment from everyone at the firm. This has been a particular exciting year which has seen us develop new practice areas and grow our existing ones through making advantageous appointments. We have also continued to invest in our infrastructure as we look forward to seeing where the next year will take us.”

The 13 practice areas where Hewitsons was listed as a top-tier law firm include:


  • Private client - Agriculture and estates
  • Private client - Charities and not-for-profit
  • Private client - Contentious trusts and probate
  • Private client - Personal tax, trusts and probate: Cambridge
  • Real estate - Environment
  • Real estate - Planning
  • Real estate - Property litigation


  • Corporate and commercial - Corporate and commercial: Elsewhere in the East Midlands
  • Dispute resolution - Commercial litigation: Elsewhere in the East Midlands
  • Private client - Agriculture and estates
  • Private client - Personal tax, trusts and probate
  • Real estate - Commercial property: Elsewhere in the East Midlands


  • Private client - Personal tax, trusts and probate: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

The lawyers at Hewitsons who were listed in the prestigious ‘Leading Lawyers’ list include:


  • James Lawrence
  • Laurence Evans
  • Simon Biggin
  • Stewart Morrison
  • Valerie Lambert
  • Denise Wilkinson
  • Chris Knight
  • Lucinda Brown
  • Kate Harris
  • Bernadette O’Reilly
  • Daniel Curtis
  • Martyn Robinson
  • Martin Smith
  • Ceri Riddell
  • Deborah Sharples


  • Chris Knight
  • Clare Colacicchi
  • Dominic Hopkins
  • Gareth Williams
  • Antonia Cooper

The Legal 500 directory produces rankings based on in-depth market research; assessing recent case highlights and speaking directly to in-house lawyers, solicitors and peer barristers to gain a rounded view of the UK's elite players.

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