The Planning Law Survey 2016: Pinsent Masons is most respected law firm

Law firm Pinsent Masons has topped Planning's ranking of the most respected planning law firms for the third year running.

Pinsent Masons: top of ranking for third year
Pinsent Masons: top of ranking for third year

The team came first by a large margin in this year’s annual Planning Law Survey, which received responses from 273 private planning solicitors, planning consultants, planning officers, developers and local government lawyers.

Law firm Eversheds took second place - the same spot it occupied last year - with Hogan Lovells up one place to third, while King & Wood Mallesons and Dentons took fourth and fifth places respectively.

King & Wood Mallesons’ Simon Ricketts retained his place as the top-rated individual solicitor for the seventh year in a row, ahead of Hogan Lovells partner Michael Gallimore, and Ian Ginbey, a partner at Clyde & Co at number three.

Meanwhile, Landmark Chambers barrister Christopher Katkowski QC has returned to the top spot in our ranking of the senior barristers whose work exemplifies best practice in planning law.

He swaps places with Martin Kingston QC of No5 Chambers, who was top of the table last year.

Outside of the silks, Cornerstone Barristers’ Mary Cook is rated as top junior barrister, moving into pole position from 13th place last year. Francis Taylor Building’s Ned Westaway took the title in the under 35 category.


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