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Crane & Staples ranked in the Legal 500, 2020

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Crane & Staples ranked in the Legal 500, 2020

We are absolutely delighted to announce that we are ranked in The Legal 500, 2020!

Commercial Property

Our fantastic Commercial Property team have maintained their ranking for the second year! Both Bonnie Twiggs and Chris Brewis are recommended lawyers for 2020.

The Crane & Staples team, based in Welwyn Garden City, specialises in a range of real estate-related matters, including acting for newly-formed businesses acquiring their first commercial premises, assisting portfolio landlords with commercial lease renewals, as well as enfranchisement and portfolio refinancing. When necessary, the team works in conjunction with the dispute resolution department to offer a full service to clients. Bonnie Twiggs and Christopher Brewis head the practice.

Wills, Trusts and Probate

Our excellent Wills, Trusts and Probate team are also ranked for the first time. Head of Department David Bird is also a recommended lawyer. A special congratulations to Partner Samantha Webb, who has been recognised as a Next Generation Lawyer. This accolade is given to new Partners who are highly regarded by clients and will be essential in the firm's future.

The private client department at Crane & Staples handles a wide range of work, including preparation of wills and lasting powers of attorney, Court of Protection matters, estate administrations and technical tax issues. The practice has long-standing relationships with clients, who largely come from well-established local families. The 'excellent' David Bird heads the practice and Samantha Webb is also recommended.


Our dedicated Family team are also ranked for the first time, with Partners Danielle Peters and Sharon Montgomery and Senior Associate Attia Hussain, all highlighted as recommended lawyers.

Based in Hertfordshire, Crane & Staples's family department is well respected for its expertise in collaborative law, private children law and mediation. The practice also specialises in divorce cases, nuptial agreements and complex care matters. The names to note are practice head Danielle Peters, Sharon Montgomery and senior associate Attia Hussain.

A heartfelt thank you

We are very grateful to all the clients and contacts who took the time to act as referees for our submission.

Detailed information about our rankings can be found here: Crane & Staples Legal 500 2020.

We have also summarised our feedback in the short video, below.

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