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White & Black Team Recognised in 2023 Legal Rankings

A total of 18 rankings across the firm for 2023.


Several of the White & Black’s solicitors and teams have been recognised in this year’s Legal 500 and Chambers Guide legal rankings. A brilliant year for the firm sees 18 rankings in total including Band 1 and Band 2 rankings for our Corporate team in Chambers and Legal 500 respectively and a Band 1 and Leading Individual ranking for Corporate team lead John Allen.

Partner Phil Thompson is ranked as a leading individual in Intellectual Property and IT and Telecoms along with Partner Matt Johnston. Managing Partner Victoria Wright is ranked as a leading individual in Commercial Litigation.

A huge congratulations to all our solicitors and teams for their rankings, and recognition for their excellent work over the last year.

Client Comments

‘A stellar team of top lawyers who have chosen to move out of London to Oxfordshire. They bring with them huge levels of experience and a pragmatic edge that is often elusive within the large firms.’

‘Matt Johnston and Victoria Wright are exceptional black letter lawyers as given, what makes then stand apart is their ability to apply this to real world problems. They do what they say they are going to do, in the time lines given and the fees estimates quoted.’

‘The team has a great capacity to understand similarities and differences between legal framework in the UK and in other jurisdictions, which makes finding common solutions for clients much easier.’

“Phil Thompson is a standout commercial lawyer, particularly in relation to technology services agreements and data protection. He produces clear advice and technically excellent work.”

Legal 500 – White & Black Rankings

IT and Telecoms – Band 1 Firm

IT and Telecoms – Phil Thompson, Leading Individual

IT and Telecoms – Matt Johnston, Leading Individual

Commercial Litigation – Band 1 Firm

Commercial Litigation – Victoria Wright, Leading Individual

Corporate and Commercial – Band 2 Firm

Corporate and Commercial – John Allen, Leading Individual

Intellectual Property – Band 2 Firm

Intellectual Property – Phil Thompson, Leading Individual


Chambers and Partners Legal Guide

Corporate/M&A – Band 1

Corporate/M&A – John Allen, Band 1

Corporate/M&A – Phil Riman, Band 2

Information Technology, Band 1

Information Technology – Matt Johnston, Band 1

Information Technology – Phil Thompson, Band 2

Intellectual Property – Band 2

Litigation – Band 3

Litigation – Victoria Wright, Band 2

Disclaimer: This article is produced for and on behalf of White & Black Limited, which is a limited liability company registered in England and Wales with registered number 06436665. It is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The contents of this article should be viewed as opinion and general guidance, and should not be treated as legal advice.

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