Higgs & Sons secures five top tier rankings

3rd November 2017

Leading Black Country law firm Higgs & Sons has received an outstanding show in this year’s annual Legal 500, recommended as a top tier firm in five practice areas.

And four lawyers are listed in the elite ‘Leading lawyers’ list, with 44 lawyers recommended.

The five practice areas ranked top tier are Corporate and Commercial, Commercial Litigation; Family; Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate; and Commercial Property.

The four lawyers listed are Nick Taylor for Corporate and Commercial, Julia Lowe for Commercial Litigation, Peter Coleman for Commercial Property and Paul Barker for Property Litigation. Jamie De Souza and Beth King-Smith are both name-checked as ‘next generation’ lawyers.

The Legal 500 is an independent guide, and firms and individuals are recommended purely on merit.  

Managing Partner at Higgs & Sons, Paul Hunt, said: “We are delighted with our showing in this year’s rankings which demonstrates our excellence across the firm and is testament to our commitment as a business to providing quality services to all of our clients.”

The other rankings are:


  • Dispute Resolution – Mediators: Tim Jones
  • Private Client - Court of Protection: Nick Moxon, Annabel Kay,


  • Corporate and Commercial - Corporate and commercial: Nick Taylor, Adrian Cutler, John Heaton, Peter Manford, Richard Griffiths
  • Corporate and Commercial - Corporate tax: Susheel Gupta, Adam Rollason, Johnathan Hunter
  • Dispute Resolution - Commercial litigation: Julia Lowe, Carl Garvie, Matt Dudley, Jamie De Souza
  • Finance - Insolvency and Corporate Recovery: David Ellis
  • Human resources – Employment: - Tim Jones, Amy Brokenshire, Damian Kelly, Simon Bond
  • Insurance - Clinical Negligence – claimant: Clare Langford, Liz Hickman, Sue Allen
  • Insurance - Personal Injury – claimant: Andy Shaw, Ian Shovlin, Steve Santy
  • Private Client - Contentious trusts and probate: Lucy Obrey, Peter Gosling, Julia Lowe, Beth King-Smith
  • Private Client – Family: Philip Barnsley, Claire Darley, Sioned Hetherington
  • Private Client - Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate: Nick Moxon, Lucy Obrey, Peter Gosling, Robert Leek, Kate Newton, Sarah Potter
  • Real Estate - Commercial Property: Peter Coleman, James Adams, Richard Saxton, Ruth Scott, Sara Shepherd
  • Real estate - Property Litigation: Nyree Applegarth, Paul Barker


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