Hickman & Rose again recognised as leading law firm by Chambers & Partners
20 Oct 2022
Hickman & Rose has again been recognised as one of the UK’s leading law firms in the 2023 edition of the Chambers & Partners legal directory.
Two practice areas – Serious & General Crime and Police Law – retained their top ‘Band One’ rankings, partner Stefano Ruis maintains his ‘Star Individual’ status in Police Law and various solicitors are either leading ‘Band One’ individuals or rising up the ranks.
The respected directory’s new Inquests category includes more Hickman & Rose solicitors in its Spotlight Table of coronial law specialists than any other UK law firm.
In Serious and General Crime, practice head Jenny Wiltshire is again ranked as a ‘Band One’ practitioner. The guide describes Jenny as “widely renowned as an exceptional criminal defence lawyer, particularly with regard to serious sexual offences and alleged child cruelty”.
Peter Csemiczky – newly elevated to ‘Band Two’ – is “utterly brilliant to work with and always calm in a crisis” and a “tenacious, immensely hard-working lawyer who prepares his cases thoroughly and with real skill and expertise”.
Ben Rose is “particularly adept at advising high-profile and high net worth individuals under police investigation where there is the potential for huge reputational impact”; and Aileen Colhoun is “hugely experienced and has a vast wealth of knowledge”.
In Financial Crime, Ross Dixon retains his ‘Band One’ ranking in the Financial Crime: Individuals category. Also commended for his work in POCA, Ross is described as “excellent and very strategic”.
Ben Rose is recognised for his work in “multi-jurisdictional criminal investigations, including those led by the SFO, DOJ and FCA” where he “offers notable strength in bribery, corruption and tax fraud.” Andrew Katzen’s work in SFO matters, meanwhile, is “absolutely first rate”.
The corporate and financial crime team continues to be recognised for its POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture, with both Andrew Katzen and Ross Dixon again ranked as leading individuals in this field.
For the first time Hickman & Rose is also referenced for its professional discipline work headed by Andrew Katzen who is ranked as a recommended solicitor in this field.
Hickman & Rose’s Civil Litigation department, headed by Daniel Machover, is ranked by Chambers in no fewer than five specialist categories.
Again, a leading ‘Band One’ practice in Police Law: Mainly Claimant, the department is also commended for its work in Civil Liberties and Human Rights; Civil Liberties and Human Rights: Prison Law; Administrative and Public Law: traditional claimant; and also in the new category of Inquests.
While the new Inquests category does not rank law firms in tiers, three Hickman & Rose solicitors – Daniel Machover, Kate Maynard and Helen Stone – are included in its ‘Spotlight Table’ of leading practitioners: more than any other law firm.
Daniel Machover is a ‘Band One’ practitioner in both Civil Liberties & Human Rights and Police Law: Mainly Claimant. He described as “terrifyingly good”, “a powerhouse”, “at the top of his field” and “calm, unflustered and determined to get the best outcome for his clients”.
Kate Maynard – newly elevated to Band One for her work in Police Law: Mainly Claimant – is singled out for inquest work arising out of the police, immigration and prison contexts. She is “very impressive [with] immense tactical judgement and superb client-handling skills”, “superb in all respects” and has “true expertise in inquests, which is coupled with sensitivity and kindness towards clients.”
Praised for his work in challenging arrests, cautions and inappropriate disclosure of information by the police, ‘Star Individual’ Stefano Ruis is described by the guide as “a fantastic negotiator with excellent judgement” and “a real tactician […..] just superb.”
New partner Helen Stone is “a fantastic inquests lawyer”, “focused, very strategic in her thinking” and “has a mastery of every detail.”
Hickman & Rose’s full listing is available on the Chambers & Partners site here