Reputation: 'a leader in its field'
Averta is recognised as a leader in its field and many of our clients are referred to us by other leading legal firms, who do not specialise in representing individuals.
Since its formation, Averta has gained strong recommendations from the leading legal research organisations, Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. Both organisations research the legal market independently so its viewst come from other professionals in the legal field.
Extracts from a few of the comments the firm has gathered over the years...
Legal 500, September 2012, ranked Averta among the top West Midlands employment law teams, the highest ranked niche practice, and said:
'Niche practice Averta Employment Lawyers has a ‘commercial and practical’ team focused on the needs of senior executives and professionals ... Alan Jones and David Sykes are ‘very experienced’, and Rachel Broughton is ‘very knowledgeable’.'
Legal 500, September 2011 said:
"Averta Employment Lawyers is a leading firm for executive severance work, and recently secured a £1.5m severance package for a CEO of a major plc within seven days of being instructed. David Sykes is ‘supportive, knowledgeable, easy to work with, and goes the extra mile’; ‘remarkable negotiator’ Rachel Broughton is ‘very meticulous and responsive’; and Alan Jones is ‘particularly good’."
The 2011 edition of Chambers comments:
“This niche practice specialises in the representation of senior executives in relation to exit negotiations, unfair dismissal claims and confidentiality issues. Interviewees observe that the lawyers are "tough when they need to be and sensible when it is called for too.”
Legal 500, 2010 said:
“David Sykes inspires confidence, and Alan Jones is very commercial.”
The 2010 Chambers said:
“the firm is immediately recognised as the leading Midlands claimant practice, this Solihull-based firm impresses clients with its pragmatic and sensitive handling of a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters. The firm draws praise for its work on senior executive terminations and discrimination, termination and restrictive covenant issues”
In 2009 Legal 500 said:
“Averta handles high-value claimant work and is the 'first port of call for the representation of individuals.' Alan Jones is 'robustly pragmatic', while David Sykes is 'well geared towards dealing with high-level executives.”
According to Chambers and Partners in 2009:
“...composed of ex-DLA employment experts, this boutique firm has an 'an unmatched reputation' for handling senior executive terminations.”
Legal 500 2008:
“A niche firm with real credentials.”
Chambers and Partners 2008:
“You really can't do better in the Midlands for senior executive terminations than this outfit.”
Legal 500 2007:
“Steeped in employment law.”
Chambers & Partners 2006/7:
“This niche provider receives referrals from the best respondent solicitors and is praised for the amount of time it dedicates to clients, The service is 'efficient and human', with the latter quality appreciated because it is 'lacking within a lot of firms and essential when dealing with people's lives”