LONDON - International law firm Reed Smith congratulates 28 of its London-based lawyers for being recognized in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom.

Commodities lawyer Andrew Mead was also named as a “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® in the United Kingdom. The “Lawyer of the Year” appellation is granted to the one lawyer with the highest overall peer feedback for a specific practice area.

The Reed Smith lawyers who were included in the UK Best Lawyers list are:

  • Peter Alfandary, Immigration Law
  • Alex Andrews, Shipping Law
  • Nick Austin, Shipping Law
  • Chris Borg, Commodities
  • Tamara Box, Derivatives
  • Claude Brown, Derivatives and Securitisation Law
  • Stephen Edwards, Media and Entertainment Law
  • Richard Gunn, Shipping Law
  • Peter Hardy, Insurance Law
  • Charles Hewetson, Litigation
  • Marjorie Holmes, Shipping Law
  • William Howard, Shipping Law
  • Robin Jeffcott, Employment Law
  • Stephen Kirkpatrick, Shipping Law
  • Michael Maxtone-Smith, Media and Entertainment Law
  • Andrew Meads, Commodities (also named Lawyer of the Year)
  • Belinda Paisley, Litigation
  • Richard Philipps, Media and Entertainment Law
  • Jonathan Radcliffe, Intellectual Property Law
  • Lawrence Radley, Real Estate Law
  • Graham Reid, Real Estate Law
  • Nicholas Rock, Environmental Law
  • Michael Skrein, Defamation Law
  • Richard Spafford, Litigation
  • Richard Swinburn, Commodities
  • Andrew Taylor, Shipping Law
  • David Warne, Litigation
  • Charles Weller, Shipping Law

 Selection to the Best Lawyers® list of outstanding lawyers is based on an annual peer-review survey.