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Outset continues to be ranked as one of the UK's leading law firms

Outset legal teams ranked in The Legal 500

For another consecutive year, Outset has been ranked within the globally recognised, Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners legal directories.

Both independent research companies analyse the capabilities of law firms across the world, taking into account the firm’s submission as well as interviews with clients and industry professionals to construct a list of leading law firms and lawyers. 

The directories act as a guide, empowering organisations to make informed decisions when selecting legal services, saving them time and resources and reducing risk.

We’d like to thank all of our clients who gave their time to speak with the researchers, helping us secure this hard earned recognition. As a firm with a non-traditional structure and approach to legal services, it’s extremely satisfying to see our truly excellent teams receive the recognition they deserve.

Legal 500

Within Legal 500, Outset’s Corporate and Commercial and Employment Law teams have been ranked in Band 3 for Kent, Surrey, Sussex with special mentions to Tilly Clarke, Jonathan Williamson, Nick Lewsley, Sean Gorman, Chloe Pereira, Simon Tovey and Jonathan Gauton.

To help secure this position, Outset received extremely positive feedback from its clients, describing the team as ‘pragmatic, with a commercial outlook,’ ‘exceptional, speedy and professional,’ ‘honest and go the extra mile’ and ‘patient, understanding and supportive.’ 

Chambers and Partners

Within Chambers and Partners, Outset was ranked in Band 4 for Corporate/M&A Lower-Mid market in The South. We’re also delighted that Sean Gorman, Outset’s Managing Director and respected corporate lawyer, was also ranked individually within Band 3 of the same category. We’re deeply proud to see recognition for Sean who, along with his key operational role in Outset, delivers an exceptional service and level of legal expertise to our clients.

The comprehensive research programme remarked that Outset has a ‘strong team displaying proficiency across a variety of corporate transactions and across various deal sizes and structures,’ with clients adding, ‘the team are hard working, efficient and knowledgeable, as well as being commercial and pragmatic.’

Sean Gorman, who has been ranked in the guides previously, was commended for his ‘commercial approach’ and ability to ‘break things down into what needs to be discussed."

Sean Gorman, Managing Director says, ‘It’s a testament to the outstanding service our team provides that we continue to get recognition in these directories and praise for all our services across the group. Whilst we feel we deserve to be higher up in the rankings, we cannot detract from what a genuinely hard-earned achievement it is to be mentioned in both publications. It’s another tool in our armoury that helps further establish Outset’s presence as the seriously excellent service provider that we are.’

Jonathan Gauton, Outset’s CEO adds, ‘it’s fantastic to see Outset feature in these guides yet again. These publications are important as we look to build on our fantastic foundations and grow as a business that’s committed to providing great service, pricing certainty and one that’s focused on the commercial needs of clients.’