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The Chambers and Partners Legal Directory for 2012 has recently been published with Harold Benjamin retaining its top rankings in the real estate sector and both Sarah Paul and Chris Batty again selected as ‘Leaders in their Field’.

The 2012 edition of the Directory, officially launched on 25 October 2011, places the firm in the second tier of real estate law firms in the northern home counties for the second year running (up one tier from the 2010 edition).

Of Harold Benjamin, the directory says:

‘This Harrow firm is experienced in the handling of a range of landlord and tenant, development and investment work in the real estate sphere. Recently the firm has continued to advise on the City Basin residential development in Islington, and it has also been working on lease renewals for Ladbrokes. Other key clients include Tesco, Barclays and Cartesian.’

Awarding Chris and Sarah the coveted ‘Leaders in their Field’ status, the Directory says: ‘Chris Batty heads the investment team, and is valued for his “in-depth knowledge of land and property transactions” ‘.

As head of commercial property, Sarah Paul is praised for ‘blending professionalism with an ability to advise and influence’.

The following link will take you directly to the Real Estate: Northern Home Counties pages where our full listing can be seen:

The main directory for 2012 can be accessed at:

Harold Benjamin is also recommended in both the Real Estate and Dispute Resolution categories of the Commercial Property section for Beds, Bucks, Herts and Middx in the current edition of The Legal 500

The findings of both directories are based on independent research carried out over many months by teams of experienced researchers and award-winning writers. The guides, frequently used as a reference tool for buyers of legal services, are based on clients’ opinions as part of the ranking and evaluation process as well as a wide range of other criteria including size and strength of the legal team, technical ability, complexity of transactions, market share, reputation for handling complex and innovative deals, and market perception.