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The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom has recognized 36 lawyers in its 2023 editions at both the junior and the senior level.

Thirty-one lawyers are listed on the main list, with Laura Wild (Leisure & Hospitality) joining the ranking for the first time this year. Furthermore, five solicitors were named in the Ones to Watch guide: Helen Armstrong (Banking & Finance), Nadia Hubbuck (International Arbitration), Kate Jeffery (Information Technology Law), Andrew Leitch (Competition Law) and Iman Roy (Capital Markets Law).

It was a particularly excellent year for Claire Watson, who was named a Lawyer of the Year for her Real Estate Finance Practice. Her work focuses on transactions, acting for inward and outward lenders on their major global matters. She also is experienced advising on investment-grade lending acquisition finance and structured finance.

Best Lawyers names a single lawyer in each practice area in each geographic region as Lawyer of the Year. Those honored have received particularly outstanding ratings in the surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

This document provides a general summary and is for information/educational purposes only. It is not intended to be comprehensive, nor does it constitute legal advice. Specific legal advice should always be sought before taking or refraining from taking any action.