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Cheltenham-based law firm partner is named an 'elite leading lawyer' in latest legal rankings

A legal firm with a Gloucestershire base has been recognised for the expertise of its team following the release of the latest Legal 500 rankings.

BPE Solicitors have their HQ in St James' Square in Cheltenham and is listed as a top-200 firm.

The latest rankings have seen BPE listed in nine categories with the commercial litigation and employment teams ranked in tier 1.

Three other areas - IT and telecoms, intellectual property and charities and not for profit - all improve their rankings.

The firm is listed in a further four categories included Corporate and Commercial, Commercial Property, Private Client and Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate.

The form said that the results cement BPE's position as one of the leading law firms in the region.

Praise was also handed out to Partner Philip Radford who received the 'elite leading lawyer' accolade with regards to Commercial Litigation.

Rebecca Maxwell was named as a 'next generation lawyer', while Louise Grzasko and John Carter were recognised as 'rising star lawyers.'

Senior partner John Workman said: "To have been able to build on our results from last year by maintaining six of our rankings and improving on the other three is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire business.

"On a personal note, after 30 years of working together, I am delighted that Philip has the recognition he well deserves."

"It's particularly pleasing that our Technology team have improved their rankings as it's a rapidly growing sector with a huge amount of opportunity.

"But yet again, our performance across all sectors demonstrates the scope of services we can offer clients with the aim of providing legal solutions that make a difference to their businesses."

The listings recognised many of the BPE team:

Anthony Rudge, Iain Garfield and Louise Grzasko (Corporate and Commercial)

John Carter, Philip Radford and Riyaz Jariwalla (Commercial Litigation)

Helen Cankett (Private Client - Family)

Antonia Shield, Doug Armstrong, Jo Bewley and Rebecca Maxwell (Commercial Property)

Emma Hickson and Iain Garfield (IT and Telecoms)

Iain Garfield and Riyaz Jariwalla (Intellectual Property).

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