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Hickman & Rose again recognised as leading law firm by Legal 500 directory

30 Sep 2022

Hickman & Rose has once again been recognised as one of the country’s leading law firms by the Legal 500 directory, with many of the firm’s partners elevated to its highest ranks.

This year Ben Rose and Jenny Wiltshire are included in the directory’s ‘Hall of Fame’: a new accolade for lawyers who have ‘received constant praise from their clients for continued excellence.’ Jenny is recognised for her work in Serious and General Crime; Ben for his in White Collar Crime. In addition to this, Daniel Machover, Kate Maynard, Andrew Katzen and Ross Dixon are all named as ‘leading individuals’ by the guide.

The firm’s Serious and General Crime department maintains its top ‘Tier 1’ ranking, with Jenny Wiltshire described as ‘Amazing – no other solicitor knows their cases in this depth’. Peter Csemiczky is ‘superb [..with..] huge knowledge and experience’ and Aileen Colhoun ‘[gives] 110% to her clients’. Associate Bartholomew Dalton is a ‘key lawyer’ in the department.

Meanwhile, the firm’s ‘hugely experienced’ Business Crime team receives significant praise for its work in White Collar Crime. Ross Dixon is described as ‘simply brilliant – the go to person for White Collar crime’. Andrew Katzen is ‘effective, assiduous on details, very experienced.’ Ben Rose is ‘impressive, [….] collegiate, knowledgable’.

Partners Christopher Houssemayne du Boulay, Emily Sheils and Claire Wallace are all named as ‘key lawyers’ in the department with both Emily and Christopher also described as ‘next generation partners’. Steffan Baker is a ‘rising star’.

Andrew Katzen’s ‘outstandingRegulatory Law department also receives high praise for its work in professional discipline. Hickman & Rose is a described as ‘a go-to firm for individuals who find themselves in a bit of bother with regulators or prosecutors’. Andrew, Claire Wallace, Ross Dixon, Stefano Ruis and Christopher Houssemayne du Boulay all ‘key lawyers’ in the department.

The firm’s Civil Litigation team is praised as achieving ‘the most magnificent results for their clients’ in civil liberties and human rights law. Department head Daniel Machover is ‘at the top of his field’ with ‘brilliant analytical skills’. Kate Maynard works with ‘complete dedication’ and is a ‘key lawyer’. Stefano Ruis is ‘fabulous all round’. Meanwhile ‘next generation partner’ Helen Stone is ‘a brilliant solicitor who is razor sharp and thorough’ and Toby Wilton is a ‘key lawyer’. Helen Stone is a ‘name to watch‘ for her work in representing families of people who have died in police and prison custody.

Civil litigation also receives high praise for its work in Administrative and Public law, where the team is described as ‘efficient, knowledgeable, kind, empathetic and incredibly thorough’ and being made up of ‘exceptionally dedicated, experienced and intelligent lawyers.’ Stefano Ruis, Helen Stone, Kate Maynard and Daniel Machover are all ‘key lawyers’ with Stefano described as having an ‘ability to combine outstanding legal knowledge and ability with informed empathy’; Kate Maynard is ‘amazing’; Helen Stone is ‘a brilliant solicitor who is razor sharp and thorough’ and Daniel Machover has ‘comprehensive legal knowledge of police, inquests and public law, brilliant analytical skills, and […] wonderful to work with.’

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