Gosschalks ranked amongst the best in the industry by independent guide

Steve Savage,  11th November, 2019

Latest independent review of the legal profession from Chambers & Partners ranks Gosschalks in a number of its core practice areas, further underpinning its status as one of the regions leading law firms.

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Gosschalks has received particular praise in the following practice areas:


Licensing: Well-established and particularly noted for its handling of licensing for major supermarket chains. Known for its extensive experience and enviable client base, advising on liquor licensing and temporary events notices. Clients report: "Their particular strengths are their quick response and willingness to provide answers and solutions in the most commercial way possible." Another remarks: "Gosschalks always astonish me with their capability to continually develop and improve their services."

Commercial Property: The team is adept at handling all aspects of real estate, with notable expertise in the licensed leisure and retail sectors. Often advises landlords on portfolio management and acts for local and national developers on commercial and residential schemes. Experienced in transactions involving office developments and agricultural land transactions. Additional expertise in the energy and infrastructure sectors.

Litigation:  Leading Hull firm that has notable experience advising clients on commercial disputes, as well as property litigation. Also regularly assists with cases related to professional negligence. Popular choice for clients from the licensed and other retail trade, as well as those with activity in the insurance and construction sectors. Additional experience defending other law firms and chartered surveyors. Interviewees appreciate the lawyers' provision of "realistic, sound advice." Other sources commend the "friendly and personable" nature of the team.

Corporate & Commercial: The team advises clients ranging from local SMEs to regional corporates across a full range of corporate law work, with notable experience in handling M&A, joint venture, corporate restructuring and wider finance-related mandates. Enjoys a particularly strong reputation for its skills in the energy, construction and leisure sectors. One client describes the lawyers at the firm as "efficient and approachable at all times." Another client adds: "We have a very good relationship with them and they represent real value for money."

Construction: The firm aintains a solid presence in the Humber region, advising on both contentious and non-contentious matters. Clients include employers, contractors and developers. Notable expertise in construction disputes concerning the energy and rail sectors. Frequently handles major disputes in connection with professional negligence and defective works claims. One client is "confident in the ability of every member of the construction team to give the sound and honest advice that we are after." Interviewees remark appreciatively on the "degree of precision and focused service" that the firm provides. Sources say: "The team is very proactive and provides very sound advice."


Speaking about the latest rankings, Nigel Beckwith (Joint Managing Partner) commented... "On the back of a record year we are pleased to be recognised as a leading player once again. These independent guides provide an insightful view from a client perspective so it's great to read so much positivity about our service delivery. All credit has to go to the the teams involved because we have an outstanding group of people from the lawyers to all of those who play a crucial supporting role.

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