Terra Firma ranked in five practice categories in latest edition of Chambers & Partners



Terra Firma Chambers has retained its Band 1 rankings for Planning and Environmental Law, Agriculture & Rural Affairs and Tax in the latest edition of Chambers and Partners UK Legal Directory with additional rankings this year for Private Client and Real Estate Litigation.

It is also, once again, the only stable at the Scottish bar acknowledged for its members’ expertise in respect of Licensing, with James Findlay QC, Scott Blair and Robert Skinner each receiving Band 1 rankings.

New rankings were received for Ewen Brown in Real Estate Litigation and Scott Blair for Civil Liberties. Derek Francis, Roddy Macleod and Gordon Watt all received rankings in the new Private Client category.

“Recognised as one of the premier experts in Scotland for planning”, Alasdair Burnet QC “has the ear of the court”, and is ranked in four categories, as is “all-round impressive”. James Findlay QC (in addition to rankings in three areas for his work at the English Bar). “Very diligent” and “very experienced” Scott Blair is ranked in three categories.

In total, 19 members received 30 individual rankings for their expertise in Administrative & Public Law, Agriculture & Rural Affairs, Civil Liberties & Human Rights, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Company, Employment, Immigration, Licensing, Planning & Environment, Private Client, Product Liability, Real Estate Litigation, Restructuring/Insolvency and Tax.

Once again, the “very efficient” clerking team at Terra Firma was praised for their approach: “The clerking service is excellent. They are very courteous, everything is turned around quickly, and they are a very good stable to work with.” “The clerking team is always on the money with recommendations and with finding the right people.”

Emma Caskie-Potter, practice manager of Terra Firma Chambers, said: “I am delighted with another strong showing for Terra Firma in the latest rankings from Chambers UK. I am particularly pleased with the new rankings for Roddy and Ewen, rankings in new areas for Scott, Derek and Gordon, and to again be recognised for the clerking service we provide.”