‘Excellent’ dispute resolution team retains Band 1 ranking


The “excellent” dispute resolution team at Sintons has again won a top-tier ranking in Legal 500 2022, with key people throughout the department being highlighted for their outstanding capability.

The team of “exceptionally capable lawyers” wins praise for its “very good collaborative working and communication” and for its wide array of specialism in a very niche and complex area of law.

Legal 500 notes the department, rated in Band 1, acts for both companies and individuals and praises its work across professional negligence, contractual, trusts and estate disputes.

Partner Angus Ashman, renowned as one of the key names in dispute resolution regionally and beyond, is named as a leading individual in the North of England. Legal 500 particularly highlights his work in a number of significant property-related cases.

Hilary Waters, head of dispute resolution, is hailed as “splendid” and wins a ranking as a next generation partner. Her arrival at Sintons last year was hailed as bolstering the firm’s capability in indirect tax litigation.

Associate Aimee Hubbard is again named as a rising star, in recognition of her work and potential in dispute resolution work.

Partner Graeme Ritzema and Associate Cristina Falzon are also highlighted by Legal 500 for their role in Sintons’ sector-leading offering.

Clients, quoted in Legal 500, point to Sintons’ ability to “deliver focused advice from a ‘real world’ position, which only comes from experience. They are focused on providing the best client advice”.

Christopher Welch, managing partner of Sintons, says: “Our dispute resolution team is a huge asset to Sintons, with a highly experienced team of true experts in their field overseeing the most complex of dispute work from around the UK and overseas which most of our competitors could not handle. We are delighted they have again been recognised as operating at the highest possible level through another Band 1 ranking.

“Our people are central to the success of Sintons and huge talent and capability runs throughout dispute resolution. Angus is an outstanding lawyer and highly-respected name in this very specialist area, and we congratulate him on his leading individual status. Having been with us for just a year, Hilary is without doubt a first-rate addition to our offering, and under her leadership we are confident the team will continue to progress.”


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