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Laceys achieve unique recognition within Dorset in the 2020 Legal 500 Guide

2nd October 2019 by Sam Burnand

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Laceys Solicitors have again acquired recognition in the highly respected Legal 500, an independent guide to leading law firms in the UK. The guide ranks firms in their specialised fields, based on solicitors’ submissions and independent client reviews.

Laceys have been ranked in the 2020 guide for the following 9 key areas;

Corporate and Commercial – Dispute Resolution

Personal tax, Trusts and Probate

Intellectual Property – IT and Telecoms

Media and Entertainment – Licensing

Commercial Property – Property Litigation

Laceys are really proud to be the only Dorset based firm to be recommended within Intellectual Property, IT and Telecoms and Media and Entertainment, demonstrating our unique and invaluable expertise for the innovation and creativity that is thriving in Dorset.

We are also the only Dorset firm to be recognised within Licensing. The department is headed up by Philip Day, perhaps best summed up by Andrew Grove, from High Grove Events and Vice President of the National Outdoor Event Association, ‘Philip is a leading figure in licensing, if he doesn’t know it, it’s not worth knowing. If you need someone to represent you, look no further.”

Two further mentions must also go to Sam Freeman, who was recognised as an “Elite Leading Lawyer” in Corporate and Commercial law and Brendan Herbert, who was commended as a “Next Generation Partner” within Commercial Litigation.

In summary, Jonathan Ogden, Senior Partner at Laceys, said “I am delighted that Laceys has not just retained but exceeded last year’s Legal 500 rankings, a worthy reflection on our outstanding team of lawyers and support staff who work hard to ensure they provide a first class service to all our clients.”

Sam Burnand

Marketing Manager

Direct dial: 07809 220959


“I’ve been working with Sam for a couple of years on a very wide range of marketing communications. Sam has a natural attention to detail and a refreshing attitude to the work we’ve collaborated on. The launch of the new Laceys site is now the benchmark for the brand and business offering. Sam has been at the heart this journey and has been a key driver for the consistency any strong brand should have. It’s exciting to be working with a solicitor’s firm that really understands their vast audience.”

Jamie Shanks, Green Tambourine

Sam joined Laceys back in 2015 to help look after the marketing for the firm. Her role includes managing branding, website content, events, advertising and social media for Laceys.

Before joining Laceys Sam worked for over 10 years in several marketing agencies in London, managing client projects across different sectors, ranging from Coca Cola to the Department of Health. Having grown up in Poole herself, Sam and her family took the decision to move back to the South Coast a few years ago to bring up their young children.

Outside of work, Sam is a keen racquetball and tennis player and getting out on her bike to the Purbecks when time allows. She is also partial to a good glass of wine and dance when the opportunity arises!

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