Northwich-based solicitors practice Susan Howarth & Company has, for the first time ever, been acknowledged as a Recognised Practitioner for Family Law expertise by the Chambers & Partners directory 2019/2020.

The team has also achieved their best result ever as a leading firm in The Legal 500 for the provision of Family Law services, promoted yet again from Tier 4 to Tier 3, and Director Susan Howarth has been recognised as a leading individual which is an amazing professional accomplishment.

Both directories are widely acknowledged as the definitive guides that identify and rank the most outstanding law firms.

Director Susan Howarth has said of the achievements: “Acknowledgement in Chambers & Partners is a major feather in the cap – arguably the legal industry’s most prestigious directory covering over 180 jurisdictions throughout the world, it’s notoriously the most difficult one to crack, with public law often underrepresented in their regional family rankings.

“We all feel an enormous sense of achievement to have been able to both compete and deliver at the same level as the big name, multi-office practices, whilst simultaneously retaining our company ethos that everyone has a right to justice, remaining independent and growing from within.”

Published annually, The Legal 500 ranks the top 50 law firms in the UK, recommended purely on merit and reflecting a detailed process of research, analysis and assessment conducted in accordance with strict guidelines.

Despite the great news though, Susan Howarth & Co Solicitors won’t be resting on their laurels, with Susan outlining the company’s aims and objectives for next year.

“Our aims next year are to gain further promotion in both directories and we are looking at awards submissions. Family Law has always been, and will continue to be, the area of law we built our reputation on.

“Moving forwards and in view of the calibre of solicitors we have in other departments, we will be giving consideration to obtaining recognition in these areas.”

Susan has also spoken  about the company’s services and ethos as it looks to further position itself as a leading firm in the North West of England.

“The practice has built a strong reputation as one of the best family law firms outside of major cities, offering the full spectrum of services to both private and publicly funded clients.

“SH&Co. also offers high-quality legal advice in commercial property, residential property and private client law covering wills, trusts, probate, powers of attorney, Court of Protection and care of the elderly.

“Community-focussed and forward-thinking, the firm prides itself on its people – a team of professional, efficient and friendly lawyers who deliver clear and practical legal advice alongside transparent pricing.”