Top-tier recognition for Cains in 2016 Legal 500

Leading independent law guide The Legal 500 has once again ranked Douglas-based Cains as a ‘top tier’ firm across eight practice areas.

Published today (Wednesday 14), the 2016 edition of the UK guide also recommends 18 Cains advocates, with 6 named in the elite ‘leading lawyers’ list.

Cains’ ‘tier 1’ practice areas include banking and finance, commercial property, corporate and commercial, dispute resolution, insurance and pensions, investment funds and capital markets, as well as shipping, aviation and space. Cains is also given top-tier recognition as an offshore firm operating in London.

The Legal 500’s comprehensive editorial ‘recommends’ the firm in two further practice areas: employment, along with private client, trusts and tax.

Those honoured in the 2016 list of outstanding lawyers are managing director Andrew Corlett OBE, Alex Poole-Wilson, Peter Clucas, Seth Caine and Ben Hughes with Richard Vanderplank recognised across three practice areas.

Richard Vanderplank, director of Cains, said “We are delighted by the recognition afforded to Cains in this year’s guide, which helps to consolidate our reputation for delivering effective, responsive and pragmatic advice across our core practice areas. Having no fewer than 18 of our lawyers recommended demonstrates the firm’s strength in depth and is testament to the excellent service that our team provides.”

Now in its 29th year, The Legal 500 Series is widely acknowledged as the world’s largest legal referral guide, with firms and individuals recommended based purely on merit.