MCP tops Legal 500 reviews

MCP's Criminal Law and Commercial teams are once again celebrating excellent reviews in the latest edition of the Legal 500.

The Legal 500 is recognised as a leading guide to law firms in the UK. Their researchers follow a stringent process before publishing their Guide each year. After they read about the type of work we have done, they contact some of our clients and professional contacts (including accountants and barristers) to seek references for us.

MCP's Criminal Law team are again ranked in the top band for their defence work in the categories of Crime and Fraud in East Anglia. The firm was noted by one referee as being "one of the finest criminal law firms in East Anglia" and the Criminal Law team head  Alison Muir was noted as being a "first rate advocate" and for fearlessly fighting for her clients. Charlotte Winchester impressed referees with "her grasp of highly complex evidence and tireless effort" and was recognised for her work relating to benefit fraud cases. Experienced duty solicitor Ruth Johnson was reported as an 'inspirational solicitor' while Nigel Taylor's work in complex fraud cases was noted by the report. Tim Bartlam was noted an "experienced campaigner" who has the "passion to make a difference" and Lisa Cross was noted for handling business fraud cases.

Meanwhile MCP's Commercial team were regarded by a referee as "highly competent, efficient, diligent" while another said that Aimee Hedley and Tim Stevenson are "of particularly high calibre; they have a good understanding of the client’s business and can act as a sounding board for everyday business decisions". Their work relating to a management buyout of a major East Anglia based automotive retailer, the reorganisation of a group of UK companies owned by a US manufacturing conglomerate and a share buyback transaction of £1.1m were also noted in the report.

For more information on MCP's report in the Legal 500, please contact Dawn Coller.