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Monday, February 27, 2006
News: BRISTOL LAW FIRM EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS IN NATIONAL POLL


27 February 2006

BRISTOL LAW FIRM EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS IN NATIONAL POLL

Commercial law firm, Beachcroft Wansbroughs, is helping to put Bristol's legal eagles on the map, having achieved top scores in an independent national survey.

Commissioned by Legal Week, the survey states that Beachcroft is systematically 'exceeding expectations', and awards it first place scores for 'service delivery', 'partner involvement', 'responsiveness' and 'added value'. In almost all instances, Beachcroft exceeds not only the industry average, but also client expectations in areas such as 'relationships', 'cost' and 'service delivery'.

Commenting on the strong performance of the firm, Michael Bothamley, senior partner of Beachcroft Wansbroughs in Bristol said: "This is excellent news and further evidence that Bristol is a serious competitor to the capital in terms of professional services.

"We have always said that excellent communication and transport links make the city an excellent base for senior professionals working on national and international business. And many of the heads of our national sector-based teams have opted to move Bristol because of the excellent quality of life it offers, when compared to London and other UK conurbations."

For further information please visit www.bwlaw.co.uk or call 0117 918 2000.

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Notes to Editors:

Beachcroft Wansbroughs is one of the largest national commercial law firms in the UK. With over 1,300 employees, it provides legal advice and litigation services from seven locations in the UK (London, Birmingham, Bristol, Brussels, Leeds, Manchester and Winchester) and also in Brussels. From routine insurance claims management to 'trusted adviser' work for major national and international organisations, the firms delivers integrated legal services to clients in four main industry groups: health and public sector; real estate and construction; financial services (including the insurance industry); and technology, media and telecommunications.

Chambers UK 2005 recognised 56 Beachcroft Wansbroughs partners as leading lawyers, taking the firm into the top 20 of all UK law firms; the firm received 20 new entries in Legal 500 2005, a guide to the top 500 lawyers in the UK; in Legal Week's client satisfaction survey, the firm came second amongst all law firms in the UK; and Beachcroft Wansbroughs is one of the largest law firms in the country to obtain the 'Investors in People' award.

On 1 May 2006, Beachcroft Wansbroughs will become Beachcroft LLP, another move towards greater transparency and commercialisation of the firm. For further information, please visit: www.bwlaw.co.uk

Press contacts: Deborah Garritty / Emily Goehler, Bell Pottinger North
Tel: 01625 506444
Email: dgarritty@bellpottingernorth.co.uk / egoehler@bellpottingernorth.co.uk

 

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