Law firm gains place in list of industry best

SUDBURY: Holmes and Hills solicitors has been recognised in the Legal 500. Their Sudbury office opened in February this year. Pictured are from left Angela Watson, Su Johnson, Sam Bawden, Russell Elson, Gemma Farguson, Mandy Mizon and Anita Law ANL-140212-164301009
SUDBURY: Holmes and Hills solicitors has been recognised in the Legal 500. Their Sudbury office opened in February this year. Pictured are from left Angela Watson, Su Johnson, Sam Bawden, Russell Elson, Gemma Farguson, Mandy Mizon and Anita Law ANL-140212-164301009
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A law firm has been recognised as one of the leading practices in the region by an independent directory of the best in the business.

Holmes & Hills Solicitors was acknowledged in the Legal 500 – a prestigious yearly publication of the top corporate firms in the country.

It opened its Sudbury office in North Street in February to join the firm’s portfolio of branches in Tiptree, Braintree, Halstead and Coggeshall.

Holmes & Hills was one of the only firms of solicitors in Suffolk to be recognised by the Legal 500 as a leading provider of legal advice relating to planning law.

The business has provided legal advice to a number of local councils and developers across Essex on a wide range of planning issues.

Mark Cornell, managing partner at Holmes & Hills, said the legal industry has become increasingly specialised.

“Customers need a solicitor who has the skill set and experience in the discipline in which they practice,” he said.

“Our recognition shows that Holmes & Hills is being regarded as a substantial practice with a range of specialists to service the needs of business and private clients.”

Sudbury town centre development manager Jane Hatton said the town should be proud of its successful businesses leading the way in a range of industries.

She said: “This recent recognition just emphasises the quality of the businesses in Sudbury.”

In March, the business was ranked in the top 50 law firms in the country by industry publication Planning Magazine.

It was listed alongside international and city firms.