J&P announce further progress in the Legal 500 listings for 2022

Judge & Priestley LLP, the Bromley based solicitors’ practice, is proud to announce another year of successful results in the recently published 2022 edition of the prestigious Legal 500 directory of leading UK law firms.

For the second year, three of the practice’s specialist teams were listed in the Directory:

  • The Debt Recovery team, led by Rachel Addai, retained its Top Tier status.
  • The Housing Management team, led by Nitika Singh, retained its Tier 2 status.
  • The Private Client team, led by David Chandra, was promoted from Tier 3 to the Tier 2 level.

The Private Client team were delighted to achieve promotion to Tier 2, in only  their second year of being listed. Under the leadership of partners David Chandra and Brian Tan, the team has grown significantly over recent years, both in numbers and the range of specialist experience of the team members. The team has a strong focus on client care and received excellent testimonials for the Legal 500 including the below:

'A highly reputable and cohesive team with individuals who are technical experts in their fields and very sensitive to clients’ needs.’

‘The firm gives excellent advice with the expertise to serve a broad spectrum of clients. I refer my more complex cases to them knowing that they will provide the best outcome for the clients. An excellent firm all round.’

‘In my experience the coordination of the whole team at Judge & Priestley is remarkable. The team has experience in cross-border matters and it understands the complexity of such matters. ’

The debt recovery division, J&P Credit Solutions retained its top-level Tier 1 listing for the third year. The division which has grown significantly in recent years, has an excellent reputation in the industry, notably in key specialist areas including local authority debt recovery, utilities sector pre-legal collections, complex commercial litigation and the recovery of subrogated insurance losses.

Client testimonials to the Legal 5000 research team are key to the listings. Presenting their findings on J&P Credit Solutions, published feedback included:

‘We have been working with the firm for a number of years. I am impressed with their professionalism, knowledge, and experience. They have been proactive in collaborating with us and engaging with our organisation to support the recovery of different types of debts.’

‘The team is very efficient, processing hundreds of claims in a very short period of time. I appreciate their procedures which make it easy for us to submit our claims with minimum effort. Their portal is also excellent in that it allows us to check on our cases and provide updated instructions.’

‘They have excellent knowledge of the local government and housing sectors and their debt recovery processes are of an exceptional standard. They are responsive in replying and pleasant to deal with.’

Uday Patel has also been listed as a Next Generation Partner in the rankings.

The Housing Management team advise on contentious property matters. The team has been successfully acting, predominantly for public and private sector landlords, for over 20 years. After interviewing clients, this is what the Legal 500 judges wrote about the team:

‘The team get back to you right away and make sure you understand where they are coming from and what they are trying to achieve. ’

‘The team are very good at working across the different areas of the council and are able to provide specialised services for adult social care, corporate debt, and leaseholder services. They have taken a lot of time to develop a streamlined process for all departments, which speeds up the recovery of debt and case flow. They also provide excellent support and training for the teams.’

Both Mark Oakley and Nitika Singh are listed in the elite “Leading Lawyers” list, the Legal 500’s guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide.

For more information please contact David Finnis: dfinnis@judge-priestley.co.uk or visit Our People.