Leading Stoke-on-Trent law firm Beswicks Legal has been recognised in no less than 13 practice areas in this year’s Legal 500.

The independent guide, which is published annually, lists Beswicks as a top tier law firm for dispute resolution and sports and recommends the Festival Park-based solicitors for corporate and commercial, crime, commercial litigation, debt recovery, insolvency, employment, family law, personal tax, trusts and probate, commercial property, construction, planning and property litigation.

The Legal 500 is an independent guide to the best legal firms and individuals in the country based on the views and experiences of clients.

Published annually, the guide is researched by a team who assess submissions and conduct interviews with solicitors and their clients before they name the best firms.

Senior partner Gary Mellor said: “We are delighted to have again achieved top tier ranking for sports and dispute resolution, as well as being recognised in so many other practice areas, many of which have improved their ranking on last year.

“Most pleasing of all is the number of individuals who have been recognised for their expertise, commitment and the outstanding service and results that they achieve for their clients. We really do have a fantastic team at Beswicks and I couldn’t be more proud.”

Client comments in the guide include reference to Beswicks’ ‘personal and professional approach’; ‘straight-forward advice’; ‘attention to detail’; ‘good response times’ and ability ‘to hold their own against much larger firms’.