Bartons solicitors’ Marine team has again secured its ranking in the prestigious legal directory, The Legal 500 UK 2022.  The directory analyses the capabilities of law firms across the world and undertakes comprehensive research with clients and peers to rank applicants.

The Marine team is delighted to be ranked in the South West by the Legal 500 UK as a top tier firm in Shipping, with Head of Department, Joanne Pummery, being the only solicitor in the South West to be ranked as a ‘leading individual’.  This is the 8th year running that Jo has been recognised as such.

Team members have been described as ‘experts in their field’.  Testimonials from Clients’ include:

A friendly and knowledgeable team that goes out of its way to help its clients. They are a down to earth team with genuine experience and insight into the sector in which they operate. Undoubtedly the ‘go to’ team for shipping in the South West. ’

‘Lee Hassall – a seasoned litigator with fantastic experience of the Admiralty Court. He really understands his subject area and has a lovely manner in conveying complicated legal advice in a clear and straightforward manner. He is well liked by clients and has a loyal following.’

‘All the team members are high-calibre and engaging. Jo Pummery is always available to give advice.’

The team were also recently highly commended by the Devon & Somerset Law Society for their dedication to client experience in the DASLS postponed 2020 awards, which took place in 2021.

Joanne Pummery reflects ‘as a small team based in Plymouth, we are delighted to receive such high profile recognition of the team’s hard work and commitment to delivering an exceptional level of client service from a nationwide legal directory, our clients and peers, and the local Law Society.  This demonstrates to us that the hard work we have put into training and ensuring we offer great client service has been effective.’

Should you wish to discuss any marine related legal issues with the team, please contact solicitor Jo Pummery, or barrister Alistair Tawse on 01752 675740.

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