Specialist family law firm, Rayden Solicitors, has been recognised once again as a “tier 1” firm for family law in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire for the third year running. The commendation has been featured in the latest edition of the Legal 500’s UK legal sector research.

The Legal 500 is an industry directory that puts together an annual list of the best firms based on recommendations from both fellow professionals and clients.

The Legal 500 researchers cited the firm’s reputation for expertise in family matters, saying:

Rayden is the best firm in the local area (and beyond) by a wide margin“; and clients “always come back with positive reviews of the firm and recommend it wholeheartedly and without reservation“.

The firm is particularly well regarded for its track record in children and financial work, with all Partners being commended for their specific expertise.  Katherine Rayden and Emily Watson have both been recognised as a leading individual for family law in the region, with Katherine acknowledged as ‘a real name in family law’ and Emily noted for being “calm, thorough, with a great eye for detail“.  Priya Palanivel has been acknowledged as next generation one to watch, whose “thorough knowledge of the law ensures she can deal with any issue strategically and effectively“. Other key figures include Julian Bremner noted for his “easy to talk to, approachable and pragmatic” manner and Paula Butterworth, who has extensive experience in complex divorce proceedings, jurisdictional issues and Children Act proceedings.

Senior Partner, Katherine Rayden says “I’m thrilled and extremely proud of our achievement.  This is the sixth year running that Rayden Solicitors has been recommended as a top tier firm in the Legal 500.  It is an extraordinary accolade to get all Partners mentioned and a clear testament to the exceptional calibre of our whole team. This ranking reinforces our reputation as a leading family law firm and we are delighted to be recognised for our expertise, particularly as this has been another year of further expansion for the firm with the opening of our third office in Beaconsfield.  Our team is hugely committed to delivering exceptional quality work and adhering to the highest possible standards both in the law and, equally importantly, in the service and care that we provide for our clients.”