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Gullands solicitors rated best in Kent by independent guides

Maidstone law firm Gullands has been toasting a double success in the UK’s best known independent legal guides which have named them as outstanding sources of advice on criminal and construction law.

David Brown has been recognised as a ‘Band 1’ practitioner in Chambers directory of the legal profession, published on 1 November, improving upon his 2011 ranking. This follows John Roberts being the most highly rated criminal solicitor in Kent by The Legal 500 in September.

David, who is a Partner at the firm, achieved his ranking in the Kent category. The directory described how he “impresses sources with his work for a range of supplier and purchaser clients on contentious and non-contentious matters."

David Brown said: “I am delighted Gullands’ track record as a high achieving firm in the field of construction has once again been recognised in this way. We have a challenging workload and one of the county’s best respected teams.”

John Roberts, who is also a Partner at the firm, made his top criminal lawyer appearance in The Legal 500 directory in September. Referring to prosecutions by the Fraud Prosecution Service and HMRC and describing John as a recommended lawyer, Gullands is judged to be the most highly ranked Crime firm in Kent.

John Roberts said: “We are really proud to receive this recognition from our peers. Gullands aims to provide the best advice to people who are accused of everything from white-collar crime to drink driving and prosecutions of companies by regulatory bodies such as HSE and the Environment Agency. To be recognised for our strength and expertise in these demanding areas is a great honour.

Blair Gulland, Chairman at Gullands said: “We are delighted that Gullands’ track record and standing in the South East have been acknowledged by Chambers and The Legal 500. As a firm we have in depth capability in a range of areas and a strong reputation for handling complex, challenging work.”

In all nine practice areas at the firm were recognised by The Legal 500 for their consistently high levels of service: Corporate and Commercial, Crime, Commercial Litigation, Charities, Family, Personal Tax, Commercial Property, Construction and Social Housing.