News and Events

Legal 500 2017 Success For Tilly Bailey & Irvine

  • Posted

In the year that Tilly Bailey & Irvine is celebrating 175 years in business it is also celebrating its success in the 2017 edition of the Legal 500 - a guide to the UK's leading law firms.

The firm has a first tier ranking for commercial litigation with clients praising department head Alison Leith as a 'one-of-a-kind litigator' and partner Kenton Bazeley is singled out for his 'excellent legal and commercial advice.'

Solicitors Gemma Smith and 'the highly professional' Helen Lyne are also recommended for property litigation. The professional negligence team is praised for its 'impressive expertise and knowledge' which 'ensures clients receive an excellent level of service that is unbelievably helpful'.

The corporate and commercial section mentions partners John Walters and Craig Malarkey, who is also recommended for his insolvency work and solicitor Matthew Smith. 

Commercial property consultant Martin Levinson heads the 'friendly, prompt and efficient' practice which 'consistently goes above and beyond to find solutions to problems that appear insurmountable'. 'Top-notch' Andrew Beattie and 'exceedingly good and incredibly helpful' Sara Garnett are also mentioned.

The firm's specialist contentious trusts and probate department provides 'an exceptional service, from the initial call to the matter's conclusion'. Clients single out Nicola Dalzell who is 'a real asset in litigation with an incredible working knowledge of inheritance tax issues', and Helen Dexter, who is 'an excellent all-rounder'.Carolyn Tilly, the firm's new managing partner, 'who really knows her stuff' heads the 'professional, knowledgeable and approachable' personal tax, trusts & probate team.

For 29 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research programme revised and updated every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the legal market. The rankings are determined by extensive research into the capabilities of law firms within each jurisdiction which is based on the firm's clients being independently contacted for feedback.

Carolyn Tilly, managing partner, comments:

"175 years in business is a significant milestone for Tilly Bailey & Irvine so we are delighted to have received such praise from our clients and contacts in this year’s Legal 500. It is testament to our staff's hard work and client service that we have been rated so highly."