We are delighted to announce that MBM Commercial has retained its rankings in Commercial Litigation and in Corporate/Commercial in the Legal 500, published this week.
In Commercial Litigation, the Dispute Resolution Team was ranked in Tier 4 as the “the go-to firm for individuals and SMEs bringing and defending claims against banks and other financial institutions, including matters involving alleged breaches of personal guarantees and negligent mis-selling of financial products; it has ‘carved out a niche for itself that other firms would envy’.
The publication went on to comment that “Practice head Cat MacLean, who is a solicitor advocate, is ‘a leading voice’ in this space; her recent highlights include successfully settling a long-running, high-profile breach of contract claim against the Royal Bank of Scotland for Derek Carlyle. The firm also handles various matters for commercial lenders, including repossession cases and professional negligence claims. MacLean has ‘a never-say-die attitude’ and ‘really fights her clients’ corner’. Also recommended are ‘excellent’ associates Iain McDougall – who is ‘effective and pragmatic in settlement discussions’ – and Lynne Arnott.”
Additionally, the Corporate Team were also ranked in Tier 4 for its “outstanding reputation in the technology sector, where it acts for growth companies and investors. Its practice also experienced an uptick in work for emerging and established managers seeking assistance with forming venture capital funds and other fund structures. In 2016, practice head Kenny Mumford acted for Seraphim Capital on the launch of a space technology venture capital fund. Outside of technology, the firm features in high-end matters involving other sectors, such as Stuart Hendry acting for Dawnfresh Seafoods on the sale of its scampi business to Whitby Seafoods, a deal which was reviewed by the UK Competition and Markets Authority. Tracey Ginn, who is dual-qualified in Californian and Scottish law, joined the firm in 2016 from Polsinelli PC, and has vast experience in US and UK corporate transactions.” Laura Peachey was also mentioned as a “highly regarded associate”.