Keystone Law has been ranked by The Times as one of the best law firms in the UK in its annual list of the top 250 legal practices in England and Wales. The firm was commended for its expertise in Employment and Restructuring & Insolvency.

The Times Best Law Firms 2024, which is now in its sixth year, was created in cooperation with Statista and comprises the leading firms which have been recommended by their peers and clients in one or more of 26 categories of law.

Keystone has one of the largest and most experienced Employment teams in the UK with over 50 senior lawyers, who each have considerable expertise and experience in advising employers and employees on the full spectrum of employment-related issues.

The firm’s Restructuring & Insolvency practice has a proven track record of advising office holders, companies, lenders, creditors and other stakeholders in respect of all aspects of transactional, contentious and advisory insolvency matters.

Keystone is also noted for advising on significant matters, with employment partner Clive Howard successfully advising the former chief risk officer at the UK arm of Pakistan’s largest bank in his Employment Tribunal claim following his dismissal for whistleblowing after raising 11 protected disclosures. Fraud partner Louise Abbott is advising FTX investors on the recovery of their funds following the collapse of the cryptocurrency exchange, while banking and finance partner Prashanth Satyadeva advised Playtech, a software provider to the gambling industry, on the issuance of €300 million 5.875 per cent senior secured notes due in 2028.

2023 has been a successful year for the firm, with Keystone continuing to win accolades as a leading law firm. The firm has been highly ranked in The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partner directories, achieving its best results to date with 51 practice areas ranked, including seven new department rankings, and over 150 individual lawyer acknowledgements as experts in their field.