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20 October 2022

Payne Hicks Beach sees its highest number of rankings yet in Chambers UK 2023

The 2023 edition of Chambers UK rankings have been released and Payne Hicks Beach is delighted to see the results. This year the firm sees its highest number of rankings yet in Chambers UK 2023 and is proud that its unparalleled expertise and emerging talent has been acknowledged with top rankings for four of its departments together with fourteen lawyers ranked in specialist practice areas.


The firm is recognised for the first time in the new elite Family: Ultra High Net Worth, Real Estate Litigation and Art & Cultural Property Law practice areas. The industry-respected guide promoted the firm up a band in the rankings for Defamation and Reputation Management and the firm with sustained rankings in Agriculture and Landed Estates and Immigration.

Independent and research-based, the Chambers UK guide recognises the UK’s top lawyers in their specialist fields of law. We are extremely proud that both the firm has received top rankings and that our dedicated lawyers are recognised as experts in their specialist fields of law. The law directory’s findings are testament to the firm’s commitment to a personalised, client centric, and expert-led approach.

Chambers UK 2023 ranks our lawyers top in the following practice areas:

Agriculture & Rural AffairsSimon Blackburn

Art and Cultural Property Law Till Vere-Hodge

Defamation/Reputation ManagementDominic Crossley, Hanna Basha and Andrew Willan

Family/Matrimonial: Ultra High Net Worth  – Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia, Rebecca Cockcroft, Philip McGuirk, Ben Parry-Smith and Camellia Buckmaster

Immigration: BusinessKathryn Bradbury

Immigration: PersonalKathryn Bradbury

Real Estate LitigationMatthew Spring and Scott Goldstein

Editorial quotes include:
“They are specialists in agricultural estate conveyancing.”
“They have an excellent problem-solving approach.”
“An excellent partner-led service supported by able associates”
“The team is always available, always thinking, and offers a high degree of empathy with clients.”
“They have an excellent capacity to handle sophisticated work.”
“They’re as good as you’ll find; they’re a class act. They have a lot of depth to their practice. They all have great experience and are very good to deal with.”
“Payne Hicks Beach have very good solicitors who do their job extremely well, are very client-centric and detail-oriented.”
“The firm gives exceptionally high levels of service and is always quick to respond. The team shows strong commercial awareness at the heart of any litigation.”
“The whole team is excellent and offers thorough research and good tactical thinking.”

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Baroness Fiona Shackleton of Belgravia LVO
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Rebecca Cockcroft
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Philip McGuirk
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Ben Parry-Smith
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Camellia Buckmaster
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Simon Blackburn
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Till Vere-Hodge
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Dominic Crossley
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Hanna Basha
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Andrew Willan
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Kathryn Bradbury
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Matthew Spring
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Scott Goldstein
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