Pattinson & Brewer partner recognised in top 50 listing of Super Lawyers!
Linda Levison (pictured), partner at Pattinson & Brewer, has been independently recognised by the new Super Lawyers listing published by Thomson Reuters. Her work has taken her into the top 50 female lawyers in London.
“I understand the selection process for the Super Lawyers list is designed to find indicators of recognition and professional achievement. A rigorous accreditation process researches peer nominations and feedback from solicitors across the profession, who are invited to provide evaluations and comments about lawyers whose performance they are impressed with. Linda Levison is, without doubt, an immensely well-qualified candidate, but it is her work on a day-by-day basis that shines as an example of best practice in her field. We are extremely proud of her achievements.”
Frances is, herself, also included in the 2013 UK’s Super Lawyers listings, together with Paul Statham, who is nationally recognised as a leading trade union and employment law specialist.
The trio are among a select few who have managed to reach the heights of the profession by virtue of their performance and expert knowledge. Linda, who heads up the clinical negligence team based in Central London, was modest in her response to the rating:
“I feel passionately about the work I undertake for our clients, and I have a highly sensitive ‘nose’ for injustice and unfairness. The time we spend in investigating the cases we handle and how we prepare them is probably the key to our success. We usually find that it is lack of attention to detail from large health service organisations that brings about so many tragedies to the families and victims we work for. If that makes us ‘super’ in terms of results then we are doing our job.
I do fear, however, for those seeking answers and compensation in the future. The recently published reports regarding our hospitals have yet again highlighted the poor care and negligent procedures endured, sadly, by an increasing number and the latest changes to legal aid will seriously limit access to justice. A legal system that continues to brings answers, justice, compensation and improved procedures must remain at the heart of our society.”
The Super Lawyers ratings are published online, distributed in a standalone magazine distributed free of charge to lawyers, and as inserts in the Daily Telegraph and other newspapers and regional magazines. This year, the Daily Telegraph will publish the full list on 23 March 2013.
The Super Lawyers rating service started in the U.S. in 1991 and lists are published nationwide in all 50 states plus Washington D.C. Selected solicitors receive a complementary listing with Super Lawyers and solicitors cannot pay to be rated. The UK service is run by Thomson Reuters www.superlawyers.co.uk