Sean Wright, a corporate partner at national law firm Shoosmiths, has been ranked in The Chambers 100 - a newly launched prestigious list of the best 100 business lawyers in the UK.
Wright has been ranked at number 58 in the list for his 'commercial awareness and negotiation skills', which, according to his clients, allow him to 'maintain goodwill but win the key points'. Clients commented that Wright 'provides hands-on personal service, and has loads of experience and the ability to negotiate in a friendly way.'
The Chambers 100 lawyers are drawn from those ranked in the top bands in the Chambers UK guide from more than 70 different specialist areas of law including corporate (M&A), commercial, and banking and finance.
Those listed in The Chambers 100 are assessed on the importance of the work they do, how long they have been ranked in Chambers UK, and their client service (measured by interviews with their clients).
This significant individual UK-ranking follows a number of other successes for the Shoosmiths national corporate team. They were named Legal Advisers of the Year - Transactional category at the HealthInvestor Awards 2013 having acted on two of the three largest healthcare deals of 2012.
More recently, the team won the title of Law Firm of the Year at the national M&A Awards. The annual awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of management teams, advisers and financiers who, over the past 12 months, have demonstrated their deal making excellence in challenging market conditions.
The judges praised the Shoosmiths team for the number and quality of deals they had worked on nationally during 2012, a year which also saw them ranked number three in the UK Experian Corpfin Adviser League Tables for volume of deals done.
Shoosmiths' national head of corporate Chris Garnett said: "I'm delighted Sean has been awarded such a prestigious ranking.
"To gain national recognition from your peers, clients, and other experts within the profession is testament to Sean's ability as a lawyer and the fantastic job he does for his clients.
"Our national team continues to go from strength to strength. Focusing on the basics - listening to what our clients want and providing an excellent service - has helped us remain busy despite the tough market."