Matthew Gold & Co delighted to move up in the Legal 500 rankings

Matthew Gold & Co are pleased to be recognised in the Legal 500, a guide to the leading firms in the UK. The 2021 rankings showcase the firm’s wide ranging and growing expertise in human rights, actions against public authorities, inquests and judicial review.

We are especially pleased that the public law department has moved up to band 3 in the list of the leading law firms in the UK practicing in public and administrative law. Our team is described as providing an ‘outstanding level of support’ a ‘holistic’ service and ‘noteworthy attention to detail’. We are recommended for our pre-action work which is ‘phenomenally thorough and persuasive’.

Our public law team is led by the ‘smart and passionate’ Clare Jennings who is described as the “epitome of a solicitor who’s determined to secure rights for her clients” who does not restuntil justice is done“. Clare is individually ranked in this year’s Legal 500 as aNext Generation Partner“. 

The civil liberties and human rights team retains its position in the Legal 500 ranking for 2021, demonstrating its established expertise in this area and the specialist claimant work of Matthew Gold, who leads the civil claims department and is described as ‘tenacious’.  This ‘compassionate and friendly’ department has handled a number of high profile cases relating to police law, inquests, inquiries, and migrant rights.

In all, the Legal 500 rankings for 2021 are a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire Matthew Gold team, under the leadership of the Directors Clare Jennings and Matthew Gold and our key lawyers Rachel Etheridge, William Flack, Olivia Halse, and Najma Rasul.


‘Clare Jennings is the epitome of a solicitor who’s determined to secure rights for her clients. Ms Jennings has worked on several ludicrously complicated cases and has not rested until justice has been done.‘

 ‘As a team, the solicitors at Matthew Gold have as a unit carried out exceptional work with clients. We are particularly impressed with the holistic way in which solicitors at Matthew Gold approach the cases and the outstanding level of support and attention to detail provided in each case is noteworthy.‘

‘The team’s knowledge and commitment to bringing good cases shines through. They are careful about the cases they run and the points they take, ensuring that their clients are protected as best as possible while seeking to ensure that the law develops in the right way. Their pre-action work is phenomenally thorough and persuasive. It really demonstrates the team’s skills and legal knowledge.‘

See the Legal 500 rankings for more detail: