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Sussex, Surrey and Kent based solicitors Mayo Wynne Baxter has been recognized for outstanding practice in two specialist areas of the law in the prestigious Chambers UK directory. The directory is compiled by carrying out thousands of interviews with lawyers and clients to seek out the top legal firms and practitioners.

The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.

Mayo Wynne Baxter’s Clinical Negligence team was ranked in Band 1 – the highest -and Simon Baillie-Hamilton was ranked as a “Notable Practitioner” in Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

The Clinical Negligence specialist team, which achieved a Band 2 rank last year, impressed the commentators with the strength of its clinical negligence advice. Melanie Minter, who heads up the team, was singled out for praise with comments such as: “Clients declare “there is no mucking around with the straight-talking” Melanie Minter, because “she gets right to the heart of a matter.”

Simon Baillie-Hamilton, who leads the agriculture team at Mayo Wynne Baxter, was also commended for his work which was “aided by his first-hand experience” on a family farm and as a chartered surveyor. Interviews with clients revealed him as “pragmatic and easy to deal with."

Chris Randall, Managing Partner of Mayo Wynne Baxter said: “I am delighted that our firm has been so highly commended in such a credible publication. Inclusion in Chambers UK is an honour as it is based purely on the opinions of clients and other legal practitioners. Melanie, Simon and their teams have worked very hard to achieve this level of expertise and are great assets to the firm.”
Notes to editors:

Mayo Wynne Baxter LLP was formed in April 2007 following the merger of Mayo & Perkins and Wynne Baxter and now employs around 260 staff across seven offices in Sussex, Kent and Surrey. The firm offers a comprehensive range of legal services for both individuals and businesses, including the following:

• Clinical Negligence
• Company Law
• Commercial & Civil Litigation
• Commercial Property
• Defendant Litigation
• Employment Law
• Family Law
• Family Mediation
• Leaseholder Enfranchisement
• Mediation
• Personal Injury
• Probate, Trusts & Wills
• Professional Negligence
• Residential Conveyancing
• Wealth Preservation and Inheritance Tax Planning


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