“A top-tier firm in nine practice areas” was the accolade given to Isle of Man-based law firm Cains in the prestigious and totally independent 2014 Legal 500 guide for the United Kingdom.
A total of 22 Cains lawyers are also recommended in the guide’s comprehensive editorial.
The practice areas embrace banking and finance, commercial, commercial property, dispute resolution, insurance and pensions, investment funds and capital markets, shipping and aviation as well as space. The firm’s London office is singled out for offshore firms operating in London.
The guide, which has widespread international recognition, also ‘recommends’ the firm in a further two practice areas, employment and private client, trust and tax.
In the section devoted to outstanding lawyers nationwide, eight Cains advocates are named in the elite “leading lawyers” list. They are the firm’s managing director Andrew Corlett OBE, Ben Hughes, Jeremy Walton, Peter Clucas, Richard Vanderplank, Seth Caine and Tim Shepherd.
“We are absolutely delighted at this overall recognition for both the firm itself and so many members of the team,” said Mr Corlett. “This recognition is all the more important as the Legal 500 is an independent guide with firms and individuals recommended purely on merit.”
He added: “ We are also very pleased that Cains has been shortlisted by The Legal 500 in the “Offshore Law Firm of the Year” category for their 2014 Awards to be announced on the 8th October.”
The Legal 500 Series, now in its 27th year, is widely acknowledges as the world’s largest legal referral guide. More than 250,000 corporate counsel are surveyed and interviewed globally each year.