Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall Solicitors has received national praise for the second time in as many months after securing a place in another prestigious guide to the UK’s leading lawyers.

The eight-office Greater Manchester and Lancashire law firm has been ranked by Chambers and Partners in its 2022 guide to the UK’s leading lawyers, featuring the firm in the North West Real Estate Litigation category with director, Daniel Long, also ranked as an individual.

Chambers and Partners is an independent research company operating across 200 jurisdictions delivering detailed rankings and insight into the world’s leading lawyers.

WHN’s real estate litigation team was particularly praised for its adept work at representing clients in contentious lease renewal proceedings in the retail sector, and assisting with dilapidations claims, service charge disputes and insolvency-related matters. Chambers singled out the firm’s work with housebuilder, McDermott Homes, as particularly notable.

Daniel Long, who is head of commercial at the firm, was praised for being a ‘pragmatic and focused lawyer’ and providing a ‘supportive and reassuring presence on cases.’

Through interviews, clients complimented the firm’s ‘meticulous and effective’ approach with one interviewee describing WHN Solicitors as a ‘very good firm, with solicitors who are approachable and reasonable.’

The Chambers’ ranking comes three weeks after WHN saw its commercial litigation and corporate and commercial law teams secure a place in the 2022 edition of Legal 500, known in the industry as the definitive guide to lawyers.

Daniel Long commented: “The Chambers’ ranking is really important to us as it is based on independent research and feedback from clients. The team is extremely grateful that our clients have taken time out of their busy schedules to share their views.

“Client relationships and teamwork are at the heart of our business and along with our recent Legal 500 ranking, the Chambers ranking gives us a strong benchmark to how we are performing in these areas.

“This is a team effort and I must thank everyone for their contribution to the firm over the past 12 months, especially Eleanor Longworth, who is a key associate in the real estate litigation team and whose hard work and unwavering dedication for service excellence and providing our clients with the best possible legal outcomes has made this ranking possible.”

WHN Solicitors employs 110 staff across Lancashire and Greater Manchester and has offices in Accrington, Bacup, Bury, Blackburn, Clitheroe, Haslingden, Great Harwood and Rawtenstall. It advises businesses, individuals and families on a full range of legal matters.

Michael Shroot, CEO at WHN Solicitors, added: “The whole firm is proud of the real estate litigation team which continues to go from strength to strength under the leadership of Daniel Long. I would like to thank our clients for their contribution to our ranking. Having such strong feedback is testament to the hard work of the whole team.”