Swinburne Maddison celebrates Legal 500 success across all sectors of the firm


We are delighted to announce another successful year for Swinburne Maddison in the Legal 500 after we received rankings in 7 categories of the 2021 edition, covering all major practice areas across the firm – Commercial Litigation, Commercial Property, Corporate & Commercial, Employment, Family, Private Client and Property Litigation.

Within those rankings, we were very happy to secure another Top Tier position, this time in the Family category, which brings our total number of Top Tier rankings to 3, thanks to the Corporate & Commercial and Commercial Property teams retaining their positions from last year.

Having already been named one of the region’s top scoring firm’s for client service in April this year, it is immensely gratifying to receive this further recognition by the Legal 500, particularly after all the hard work, fortitude and dedication demonstrated by every member of our team during the intervening 6 months.

We were also extremely proud to see a number of our Associates and Partners singled out for individual recognition. 

Partners, Martyn Tennant and Victoria Walton, and Head of the Family team, Kath Hill, were acknowledged as Leading Individuals, recognising their experience and leading roles within their respective teams, as well as their wider recognition by market peers.



Partner, David Low, was singled out as a Next Generation Lawyer in the categories of Commercial Litigation and Property Litigation, indicating the significance of his contribution to these teams and the outstanding client endorsements he received, and Managing Associates, Abigail Zuk and Gillian Moir, along with Associates, Mike Ward and Natalia Lalas, were named Rising Stars in their respective fields.




Thank you to all of our clients and professional contacts for your continued support and trust in our service, in some cases for several decades:


Having worked with Swinburne Maddison for over 20 years, I have seen the company grow and flourish in Durham; the diversity of the practice and the quality of the team of solicitors makes Swinburne Maddison one of the best law firms in the North East.”   

                                                                                        Client testimonial, Legal 500 UK 2021 edition



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