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Hickman & Rose recognised as leading law firm in Legal 500 directory

4 Oct 2023

Hickman & Rose is proud to be recognised again as one of the country’s leading law firms by the Legal 500 directory.

The firm’s ‘outstanding’ Serious and General Crime department maintains its top Tier 1 ranking while Ross Dixon joins Ben Rose and Jenny Wiltshire in the guide’s Hall of Fame for lawyers who ‘receive constant praise from their clients for continued excellence.’

The Serious and General Crime team is particularly noted for its work in high profile cases, with department head Jenny Wiltshire described as ‘one of the smartest general crime lawyers of her generation.’ The ‘strategically brilliant’ Peter Csemiczky attracts praise for his work minimising publicity in contentious cases while Ben Rose, Aileen Colhoun and Rose Commander are all commended.

The firm’s ‘unrivalled’ Business Crime department is ‘a cut above the competition – understated but delivering the most excellent advice and service’. Leading individual Andrew Katzen and the ‘simply unmatched’ Ross Dixon should be ‘top of the list for executives in trouble’, the guide reports. The ‘incredibly talented’ Christopher Houssemayne du Boulay and Emily Sheils are both next generation partners. Steffan Baker is a rising star. Claire Wallace and Tom Bushnell are key lawyers.

The ‘second to nonecivil liberties and human rights team has ‘an outstanding reputation for achieving fantastic results for clients’, the guide states, with ‘simply not a weak link‘. Daniel Machover, Stefano Ruis and Kate Maynard ‘have long had stellar reputations in the field,’ a respondent reports, while ‘Helen Stone [….] will no doubt join them at the top of the field in years to come.’ Toby Wilton is a key lawyer.

Hickman & Rose is also ‘one of the “go-to” firms’ in administrative and public law‘. The team is ‘notable for [its] combination of leading senior practitioners and highly talented associates trained in the same mould of providing high quality advice with a high level of commitment and sensitivity to their clients’ needs‘. Department head Daniel Machover is a ‘brilliant lawyer‘ while leading individual Kate Maynard ‘is outstanding, very professional and leaves no stone unturned.’ Next generation partner Helen Stone is ‘stand-out’ while key lawyer Stefano Ruis is ‘excellent’.

The firm is also noted for its work in Professional Discipline matters involving the SRA, FCA and FCA. Department head Andrew Katzen is ‘a genuine expert’ and Ross Dixon has ‘great instincts, and wonderful at dealing with matters featuring US legal issues.’ Claire Wallace and Tom Bushnell are both key lawyers.

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