Partners Gary Born and Stephen Pollard in the firm’s London office have been ranked highly in the 2013 edition of The Chambers 100
—a new list that ranks the top lawyers throughout the United Kingdom.
In order to be listed in The Chambers 100
, lawyers must be ranked within the top two bands or as 'Star Individuals' in the most recent edition of Chambers UK
. This new table identifies those top 100 lawyers who excel in both technical legal ability and in client service. It makes the crucial point that client service is just as important as technical ability, and it spotlights those lawyers who exemplify both qualities. Gary Born
was ranked second among all London lawyers by The Chambers 100
. Mr. Born is the chair of the firm’s International Arbitration Practice Group and is widely regarded as the world's preeminent authority on international commercial arbitration and international litigation. He ranked as a ‘Star Individual’ in the 2006-2013 editions of Chambers UK
, the most recent of which cited client comments that Born is a “superstar” and is “one of the best in the world.” The popular guidebook also includes client commentary on “his breadth of expertise in the arena, noting that ‘he is just fantastic as counsel and arbitrator.’” Mr. Born is also the author of the award-winning International Commercial Arbitration
treatise. Stephen Pollard
, who also ranked as a ‘Star Individual’ in the 2013 edition of Chambers UK
, is a partner in the firm’s Investigations and Criminal Litigation and Securities Litigation and Enforcement Practice Groups. Chambers UK
notes that “he has a towering reputation for fraud work, with impressed sources praising him as an ‘extremely good strategist,’ who is also ‘very good at client care’ and ‘an excellent team leader who brings a wealth of experience to any case he is involved in.’” Mr. Pollard joined the firm in 2012 with more than 25 years of experience of the full spectrum of business crime and securities enforcement work.
Chambers and Partners employs extensive research methods, including numerous in-depth client and lawyer interviews, to determine its rankings. Full information about The Chambers 100 is available online