Simons Muirhead Burton a ‘Leading Firm’ in Chambers and Partners 2023

25th October 2022

Chambers and Partners have once again ranked SMB as a ‘Leading Firm’, with recognition in eleven different departments. Remaining top-ranked this year, our stellar Media & Communications Disputes team are placed in Band 1 for Defamation and Reputation Management. Additionally, we must highlight our Crime team, who have moved up from Band 3 to Band 2 this year. A huge congratulations to both teams.

We commend Anthony Burton CBE who remains a Senior Statesperson for 2023, and Razi Mireskandari who is ranked as an Eminent Practitioner. Congratulations also go to Phil Smith, Martin Soames, and Louis Charalambous who have been ranked in Band 1 for Crime, Media & Entertainment: Publishing, and Defamation & Reputation Management respectively. Jeffrey Smele has gone up to Band 5 in Defamation & Reputation Management. One client commented: “Really good, dynamic and brilliant.”

This year, the Death Penalty Project has been included in the Spotlight Table in the category of International Human Rights Law, along with both Parvais Jabbar and Saul Lehrfreund. The team are well known for their significant expertise with one comment saying, “The team are well advanced when it comes to death penalty work.”

We received some wonderful quotes this year, along with our rankings:

“They take control of a situation very quickly with very little fuss. This authority and calmness help to reassure clients that they are receiving the best advice possible.”

“Simons Muirhead Burton have a good, solid, reliable team with a full understanding of legal issues and business realities.”

“They have a strong skill set in every category and always move quickly.”

“They have been excellent and completely essential. They are always available and excellent at communicating.”

“I can’t speak highly enough of them – they provide great service, levels of partner involvement and really good client management skills.”

Congratulations to all the departments and individuals who were ranked. You can see our full rankings on the Chambers and Partners website.