• The Times Best Law Firms 2019: Atherton Godfrey receives commendations

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    November 09, 2018
    A Doncaster law firm has been recognised in a list of the top 200 legal practices in England Wales, published by The Times.
    Atherton Godfrey Solicitors, which has operated in the town centre for almost 40 years, was particularly commended for its personal injury and clinical negligence work. It is the only Doncaster-based law firm to be featured.
    The inaugural list has been compiled based on the opinions of more than 20,000 solicitors in England and Wales and the feedback from many hundreds of clients who were asked to recommend the best law firms in any of 31 categories, covering business, public and private client services.
    Out of almost 10,500 law firms in England and Wales, 500 received commendations and only those with the most votes made it on to the top 200 list.
    According to The Times, the list is a valuable reference point for the profession and others seeking advice on who other lawyers believe to be leaders in the field.
    Don Bird, the firm’s senior partner, commented: “Considering the high number of law firms that were eligible, to be voted amongst the best 200 of them is quite an achievement for any firm; we are  naturally very pleased and proud to have our work recognised by our peers and clients, and thank them for taking the time to vote for us.”  
    About the firm
    Atherton Godfrey is an 8 partner firm based in Doncaster. The firm specialises in residential and commercial property, family law, wills, estates and probate, elderly client services, employment law, personal injury, clinical negligence, dispute resolution and commercial law.
    The firm has been awarded the Law Society’s Lexcel practice management certificate and is recommended in the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners for its clinical negligence and personal injury work.
    About the list
    The list was compiled by Statista, an international market research firm
    Respondents were not allowed to vote for their own firm and technology was in place to ensure no duplicate votes
    Full list of featured firms can be found here https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/best-law-firms-2019-9kh6q236r
    Gail Harris, Marketing Manager
    01302 320621
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