Top Tier for Sydney Mitchell in 2021 Legal 500


Sydney Mitchell is recognised again in the Top Tier of the Legal 500 for our Contentious Probate team and our new Immigration department has joined the ranks in tier 2; with both Andre Minnaar and Melissa Southall recognised as rising stars. The firm …’easily rivalling the biggest of national law firms… the quality and service they extended …was nothing short of fantastic’ according to clients.

In total the firm has obtained recommendations in 12 areas of legal practice; Contentious Probate, Commercial Litigation, Debt Recovery, Insolvency and Corporate Recovery, Employment, Immigration, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence, Professional Negligence, Family, Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate, Commercial Property, and Property Litigation.

Karen Moores, Senior Partner, Sydney Mitchell commented:

“It is great to see our new Immigration department hitting the mark at tier 2 and the firm maintaining it’s ranking in Tier 1 for our Contentious Probate work with Kamal Majevadia and myself again identified as ‘leading individuals’ in the Midlands”.

“The effort that all of our specialist lawyers provide to our clients shines through in the many testimonials received. We cannot thank them enough for their diligence and commitmentand this has certainly been even more evident also over the last few months during the tumultuous times of the pandemic.”

“A number of lawyers are highly recommended; many receiving outstanding comments from clients including

… tenacious and committed to her clients’ goals...’, ‘a shrewd practitioner, whose decisions are rooted in common sense’ ‘… provided sensible and practical advice. The team listened to my concerns and fought my corner strongly’ and the one that explains it all ‘I have dealt with a number of solicitors in the area over a considerable number of years and consistently found Sydney Mitchell to be the best. As a result, I have used them for matters relating to probate, conveyancing, employment advice, dispute resolution and the sale of businesses. They provide a broad range of specialist expertise under one roof.

Dean Parnell and his team is recognised as …’equally as effective as much larger legal teams but feel the service they provide is more personal and they do seem to genuinely care about getting the best possible result for you.’ ‘…A high-quality service comparable with much larger firms but very competitive costs, with high levels of partner involvement.

Dean Parnell is someone who you want on your side in a contested matter, rather than against you. He is a master craftsman at negotiation and always gets the best deal he can for his client’.

Karen Moores and the Family team, are recognised as being ‘…consistently professional, readily available and provided an excellent client service experience’. Karen ‘…is a truly respected and feared opponent who simply never gives up‘.

Leading Midlands Law firm Sydney Mitchell has also been shortlisted in the Birmingham Law Society Awards in 3 categories and shortlisted in the Solihull Chamber Awards for the Large Business of the Year.