The second area of practice to receive Level 1 status for the first time is the Tees family law team in Essex, led by Louise Margiotta and Partner Joshua Coombe. Sally Powell leads the family department in all Tees offices. The directory attributes Tees` successful merger in 2019 with Brentwood-based Wortley Byers for the team`s growing expertise in a number of areas of family law, including legal separation, domestic violence and arrangements with children, with a niche specialization in fertility work, Commented one client: “I was very relaxed about the divorce and Tees Law definitely supported me throughout the process. Brilliant company and they take care of all their customers. Referring to Louise Margiotta, another described her as “extraordinary: compassionate to my situation, implementing a comprehensive approach to my case, encouraging, urgent and firm when needed (all to achieve the best legal outcome for me as a client).” Joshua Coombe is considered a “fearless lawyer for his clients, both in matters of high monetary value and in cases relating to children.” “Christopher Dunn has been helping us overcome the imposition of anti-dumping duties for years in a very professional but narrow manner. Evaluation not only of theoretical legal issues, but also of their implementation. “Baker & Hostetler offers a wide range of legal services with many qualified lawyers and responds quickly to our needs.” “The Carnegies are always available and responsive to our demands. Les coordinates well with its staff in terms of advice. Overall, Les is very easy to work with and trustworthy, allowing for open dialogue and exchange on the best course of action when approaching a legal challenge with U.S. sanctions and export controls. This year, Tees was also pleased that three more of his lawyers were named Leading Individuals (the highest distinction in the directory for highly qualified and experienced lawyers), bringing the total to 12. David Miller, co-leader of the company`s “highly skilled” agriculture and Level 1 domains team, was named for the first time a leading individual and recognized for his work on “complex energy projects, the development of land sales and strategic land transactions.” The title of Aaron Cane (who has been named Next Generation Partner in recent years), head of Tees` essex commercial real estate practice, was also recognised, with a client stating: “Aaron Cane`s level of knowledge and experience is exceptional and he maintains full professionalism and maintains the highest standards in the quality of the services he provides.” The trio of new entrants was rounded out by Lucy Folley, Brentwood`s Corporate and Commercial Practice Manager, who was praised for her “extensive experience in corporate sales and acquisitions, her knowledge of the legal and financial process involved, and her judgment in treating the personalities involved.” “David Ribner is by far one of the most talented lawyers I`ve ever worked with.