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Chambers & Partners 2017 rankings released

Goodman Ray, are delighted to again be ranked as one of the top children and family law firms in the country. The release of Chambers & Partners 2017, properly recognises the wealth of experience and knowledge that the lawyers at Goodman Ray have. The firm is again ranked in the top band for public law matters and ranked in band two for cross-border disputes. The entry about the firm reads as follows;

What the team is known for well-regarded children practice that handles serious cases relating to non-accidental injuries and abuse, often requiring technical medical examination. Also engaged in significant international cases in developing area of las, including surrogacy and adoption.
Strengths “This firm’s reputation for excellence, tenacity and commitment to achieving the best for their clients is well founded and entirely accurate”

In addition, four individuals have been ranked – Peggy Ray and Emma Sherrington, Janet Broadley and Kevin Skinner are ranked as experts in their field of work. Their comments read;

Founding partner Peggy Ray has an outstanding reputation for her contribution to children law. She has specialism in cases involving complicated medical evidence.

Emma Sherrington is known for her representation of parents in cases involving serious allegations of abuse and fabricated illness. Her public law work includes both domestic matters and care proceedings involving more than one jurisdiction. One source describes her as “tactically astute with an excellent knowledge” adding “she has impressed me as a focused and unflappable lawyers.”

Kevin Skinner is “a real high flyer” and “very dynamic” with a specialism in international abduction cases. He also has a growing reputation for public law children cases. He is known in the market for his client-facing skills, with sources saying; “clients are able to relate to him and he can build a trusting relationship very quickly”

Janet Broadley is an associate who is heavily involved in cutting-edge cross-border children matters, including cases involving jurisdictional challenges. Sources laud her, describing her as a “very bold, creative lawyer who is not afraid of pushing the boundaries of developing law.”

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