1st October 2019

Hamlins receives high praise from clients in The Legal 500 2020

Hamlins is delighted to announce that the firm has achieved even greater success in The Legal 500 2020 with a total of 15 of our practice areas ranked.  The firm saw new entries for both our commercial property development work and contentious construction expertise.

The rankings also include recognition for 18 individuals, three of whom, Kate Andrews (Real Estate Litigation), Amanda Burge (Dispute Resolution) and Christopher Hutchings (Media) have secured the highest ranking of Leading Individuals and Martin Ochs (Entertainment) has been named as a Next Generation Lawyer.

Commenting on the rankings, Hamlins Senior Partner Joseph Holder said: “We are delighted that these results continue to acknowledge the breadth and quality of our service. It is always good to receive such complimentary feedback from our clients, and we would like to thank them for taking the time to participate in the research.”

The firm is now listed in the following categories:

Brand Management

“Particularly experienced in assisting brands and private clients in the entertainment, music, retail and leisure industries in relation to the protection and commercial exploitation of IP rights, as well as advertising issues and sales promotions.”

  • Recommended Hamlins lawyers: Martin Ochs, Matthew Pryke

Commercial Property

“The Hamlins team are very client focused. They take the time to understand the needs of the client and in many instances go above and beyond what is expected of a law firm.”

  • Ranked for our expertise in development, hotels & leisure, investment and retail
  • Recommended Hamlins lawyers: Joseph Holder, Mark Hurst, Ben Kilshaw, Nigel Mason

 Commercial Litigation

“Amanda Burge is very approachable and likes to help if at all possible; she is always contactable and willing to go the extra mile.”

  • Recommended Hamlins lawyers: Amanda Burge (leading individual), Martin Ochs

Construction: Contentious

“Amanda Burge is excellent, enormously experienced and respected in the market, especially in relation to construction and insurance related matters.”

  • Recommended Hamlins lawyers: Amanda Burge, Laura Daly


“Skilled and experienced in all aspects of corporate law, giving astute and practical advice.”

  • Recognised both for small and mid-cap flotations and M&A deals up to £50 million

Media & Entertainment: Music

“Martin Ochs has a pragmatic approach and gives clarity in his advice.”

  • Recommended Hamlins lawyers: Martin Ochs (next generation lawyer), Callum Galbraith, Simon Gallant, Christopher Hutchings

 Professional Negligence

“Amanda Burge is a particularly tenacious litigator who is exceptionally proactive at driving cases forward.”

  • Recommended Hamlins lawyers: Amanda Burge, Laura Daly

Property Finance

“Aselle Djumabaeva-Wood is more than just a lawyer; she offers sound advice, agility and dynamism across all aspects of corporate finance, real estate and banking. Her attitude is fresh and always positive. She is fiercely protective of her client’s commercial position whilst applying reason and common sense.”

  • Recommended Hamlins lawyers: Aselle Djumabaeva-Wood

Property Litigation

“They consistently provide a high-quality service, fearlessly working to ensure the best outcomes possible for their clients.”

  • Recommended Hamlins lawyers: Kate Andrews (leading individual), Sarah Finch

 Reputation Management

“They are of a very high standard in terms of their commitment to their clients, their understanding of this area of the law and their efficiency in conducting litigation.”

  • Recommended Hamlins lawyers: Christopher Hutchings (leading individual), Callum Galbraith, Alex Cochrane, Ellen Gallagher


“Matthew Pryke is one of the leading experts in advising new and short format sports.”

  • Recommended Hamlins lawyers: Matthew Pryke, Christopher Hutchings

The Legal 500 rankings highlight law firms who provide the most cutting edge and innovative advice and are based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide along in-depth interviews and research. The 2020 edition provides a snapshot of the legal marketplace in 2018-19 and we are pleased to have been recommended so highly by our clients.

You can see our full listing at The Legal 500 2020.


Hamlins receives high praise from clients in The Legal 500 2020


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