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How The Legal 500 Family Law Rankings Work

How The Legal 500 Family Law Rankings Work

The world renowned ranking system includes some big names, so what does it take to make the cut? The Legal 500 is a ranking system recognised the world over. From Nottingham, to London, to New Zealand, lawyers from the Legal 500 are making a splash. The ranking carries weight because of the names associated with it. As a result, when KMJ solicitors made the Legal 500 Family Law ranking, it was a big moment for us. Though, it’s more than just the names that give the Legal 500 Family Law ranking its reputation. The way the ranking is made assures a quality selection of some the industry’s very best. The Legal 500 Family Law Ranking Is Based on Expert & Client Opinion Getting a ranking system right is a difficult thing. When academic experts were asked to rank the UK’s best Prime Ministers, the answers were very different to when the general public was asked to do the same thing. The public’s answers matter, but so too do the answers of experts. The best ranking system combines the best of both. The Legal 500 does exactly that. As well as using its expert team to analyse the case work and legal practice of a law firm, the Legal 500 Family Law ranking is made by asking thousands of ex-clients for their views on a given law firm. Law Firms in the Legal 500 Ranking Can’t Rely Only on Past Achievements A great business is always looking towards the future and acting accordingly. The same principle applies to legal practices and the Legal 500 Family Law ranking places great emphasis...
Why We Made the Legal 500 Family Law Rankings

Why We Made the Legal 500 Family Law Rankings

We’re proud to be included the rankings for the legal 500 family law, but we didn’t get there by chance The Legal 500 Family Law rankings have been around for years, making sure that the best solicitors in the UK are recognised for the great work they do. We at KMJ Solicitors are very happy to be a part of those rankings. So how did we do it? 1. We Offer Quality, Up-to-Date Legal Advice The law changes. Sometimes, it changes dramatically in a short space of time. Consider Ireland’s laws on homosexuality. Until 1993, the act of homosexuality was illegal. By 2015, gay marriage was fully legalised. As such, the best law firms are the ones that change with the law. Legal advice offered 30 years ago can be worse than useless if the laws have changed. That’s why the Legal 500 Family Law only contains those practices and individuals who make sure that they have a deep understanding of the law as it is in the present. This is to make sure that the best quality of legal advice is offered. In the Legal 500’s own words, only those “who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice” make the cut. 2. We Pride Ourselves on Our Past and Present Achievements The Legal 500 Family Law rankings and the Legal 500 Ranking, in general, are not just based on recent work, but on a practice’s historical track record. This makes a lot of sense. For example, Yahoo’s past achievements are much more impressive than its recent lacklustre work. To make the Legal 500 Family Law, a practice’s whole...
What is the Legal 500 Family Law and Why Does it Matter?

What is the Legal 500 Family Law and Why Does it Matter?

Trying to decide on a divorce lawyer in London, but not sure who to choose? The Legal 500 family law is a key factor in making your choice. Here’s why you should always check if your solicitor is Legal 500 approved. Choosing a London divorce lawyer when you’ve decided to get divorced is complicated and stressful at the best of times. This person will be a key part in separating two lives who have spent years living together as one. So how do you choose a lawyer? Do you go to the first person you know who’s divorced and ask for their lawyer’s number, or do you research meticulously until you find the lawyer for you? The simplest way is neither of these. It’s option three: look in the Legal 500 family law section for a lawyer who fits your needs. Here, we talk about what the Legal 500 is and why it should be your first stop when you’re looking for a divorce lawyer in London. If You Want a London Divorce Lawyer Recommendation, It’s the Only Place to Go Just like no two people are the same, no two divorces are the same. Divorce rates aren’t even close to 50% — a debunked statistic anti-marriage people are fond of rolling out — but if you don’t know someone who’s been divorced, you probably live on a desert island. Despite the temptation, though, don’t run to them for a recommendation when your own marriage is on the rocks. Reasons for divorcing can vary drastically. Infidelity? Financial reasons? Domestic abuse? Irreconcilable differences? Whichever your reason, it’s unlikely to be...