Burton Copeland Achieve Tier One status in the General Crime section of the Legal 500.

For 28 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the strengths and capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research programme which is revised and updated every year. The rankings are based on a series of strict criteria and those highlighted are those who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice.

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The historic hardback book adorns the shelves of law firms throughout the world, more recently the rankings are available online and the book is also available electronically on Amazon and can be read on a number of devices such as the Kindle.

Reported in Manchester Evening News

As reported recently in the Manchester Evening News, in the recently published 2016 version of the book Burton Copeland has achieved entries in both the Crime: General and Crime: Fraud sections of the book. In general crime Burton Copeland are top ranked as one of only seven law firms in the North West to attain tier one status and again, as fraud specialist one of only seven firms to achieve tier two status.

In the general crime category Burton Copeland are described as having an “efficient team” and are praised for their “excellent response times”. Special mentions go to three key figures in the organisation. Former Senior Partner Mike Mackey who now works as a consultant for the practice is quoted as being “wonderful with clients” and Lawyer Jonathan Wall and Managing Partner Louise Straw “who regularly acts in cases of historical sexual abuse and sexual offences”.

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First non-solicitor Jonathan Wall mentioned as "key figure" within the practise.

Jonathan, who recently featured on the front page of the Manchester Law Society's Messenger publication, is the first lawyer who is not a solicitor to be named as a key individual by the publication in Burton Copeland’s history of over 30 years. Mike Mackey, whose career spans in excess of 40 years has never known a non solicitor to be nominated and recognised by the editorial team.

Fraud department "outstanding"

Burton Copeland’s specialist white collar and commercial crime and fraud department is described as an “outstanding team” which regularly acts for corporate and high profile clients in complex commercial crime cases. The team has been very active recently in advising on revenue linked and large scale money laundering cases. Kim Holden, partner heads the team which also includes Erin Cowley who also received partnership status early in 2016.