Specialist legal services in niche sectors of marine and sports offered by Portsmouth firm, Verisona Law, have maintained top positions in the latest edition of one of the profession’s largest and most prestigious independent guides, The Legal 500.
After a busy year of assisting individuals, corporations and organisations with contracts, environmental planning, and the construction, acquisition, operation and disposal of ships, shoreside properties and businesses, Verisona Law’s Marine Law team has impressed officials behind this year’s Legal 500 with its 'high-quality instructions and advice'.
Consultation in yacht construction, representation in technical, contractual and professional negligence disputes, and advice such as that given to caravan site operator St Hermans Estate Company on the impact of a planned coastal path in Hayling Island, have all contributed to firm’s ‘excellent’ service for ‘Shipping’ in the South East Transport section of the guide.
Legal expertise and success, as well as training as an engineer and boatbuilder, have seen Director, Tim Reynolds praised for his ‘superb service’ as a leading individual in the sector and credited as being 'outstandingly knowledgeable', a 'great negotiator' and nurturing relationships with clients for whom he ' fights their corner with determination'.
Verisona Law’s support and advice to clients including Portsmouth Community Football Club and Hampshire Professional Golfers Association, as well as a variety of individual sports professionals, have seen the firm feature in the legal guide for Sport for a fourth year in succession, cited as 'punching above its weight' in giving an 'excellent service’ with ‘extremely helpful industry knowledge'.
Chairman Michael Dyer, who heads the sports team, is noted for combining 'experience and knowledge with a sensible, practical approach' and Managing Director, Sue Ball is recommended as 'excellent' for employment issues.
‘We are delighted to have maintained both our presence and position in the Legal 500,’ says Sue. ‘We have some of the region’s best legal talent in a variety of specific areas which come together to provide wide-ranging expertise with personal, attentive service.’