Local law firm Hart Muirhead Fatta wins international ranking


Hart Muirhead Fatta (HMF) has cemented its place as a leading Jamaican law firm, following its continued listing by international ranking organization Chambers and Partners (Chambers) for 2022.

This year, the firm became the only Jamaican law firm with the most ranked lawyers, following the inclusion of Sanya Goffe’s recent list.

Chambers, deliberately cautious about admitting new entrants each year, saw six of the firm’s partners earn individual rankings. Besides Goffe, other reputable lawyers are Hugh Hart, Dr Lloyd Barnett, Janet Morrison, Donovan Walker and Patrick McDonald.

“This global recognition reinforces the firm’s position as a provider of high quality legal services and speaks to how our colleagues and clients perceive us,” said Shelley-Anne Forte-Sykes, managing partner at Hart Muirhead Fatta.

“It’s a special acknowledgment to have your name on the list. What Chambers does is reach out to your customers, peers and competitors, taking many months to solicit and compile the information. So having six members of our team being recognized in this way speaks volumes about the good work we are doing,” continued Forte-Sykes.

Shelley-Anne Forte-Sykes, Managing Partner at Hart Muirhead Fatta.

Getting listed in the Chambers & Partners legal directories is no small feat. With a rigorous registration process, Chambers has built its reputation on a high degree of selectivity, with only about 2% of all US attorneys featured in the US edition of Chambers. Through their ranking, Chambers enables individuals and organizations to make informed decisions when selecting legal services, saving time and resources and reducing risk.

According to the platform, “Hart Muirhead Fatta is widely regarded as a market leader in the Jamaican legal industry, offering substantial expertise in mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions, including venture capital and equity investments. capital investment. Multinational clients often turn to the firm for advice on banking and financial matters, including the regulatory aspects of transactions. Noting that ‘sources praise the ‘high quality lawyers’ for their client service, which is described as ‘excellent in every way’.’

Experiencing proven growth over the past decade, Chambers has expanded its range of directories and number of firms. To be ranked on this list, several factors that influence directory rankings must be considered: substance, submission, customer feedback, age, geography, profile, specialization, timing, enthusiasm, talking to directories, and arranging an interview. It is important to note, however, that the creation of the list is at the sole discretion of the organization and there are no guarantees.

Aiming to highlight the best lawyers in private practice across a range of practices and sectors, Chambers’ rankings are sought after by law firms around the world. Classified for more than 15 consecutive years, Hart Muirhead Fatta continues to focus on providing quality legal services and excellent value to its clients in its core practice areas of corporate law, labor law, real estate and litigation.


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