Boys & Maughan highlighted amongst the South East's top commercial property and family lawyers

Our family law and commercial property solicitors have once again been praised for their consistently high levels of service in legal industry bible The Legal 500.

Boys & Maughan's specialists appear in the rankings as amongst the best in Kent, Surrey and Sussex and they are the only experts with offices in Thanet to achieve a listing in the publication.

Of the firm’s family lawyers the editors said, “Boys & Maughan has expertise ‘across the whole field of family law’ and is well regarded for ‘its commitment to its clients’ and for ‘providing realistic advice’. Jonathan Da Costa leads a team that handles matters ranging from property division, pension issues and financial remedy proceedings as well as children matters including those involving care proceedings and abuse cases. It also has well-honed collaborative law and mediation capabilities.”

The editors said of the commercial property team at Boys & Maughan that it “Provides a very good service from its Canterbury, Margate and other offices in the South East. It counts Brede Hotels, Kentish Projects, Avante Care & Support and Manyweathers Properties as clients and handles land and property acquisitions and sales and leasing mandates involving all types of real estate assets. In recent work, the group is acting for a development company on the acquisition of land linked to a construction project concerning commercial and residential units, and is assisting another client on a land purchase that involves a leaseback of the purchased land and an overage agreement. Complex development work is a focus for team head Robert Moulsdale and Robert Ailsby is also recommended.”

Robert Moulsdale, Senior Partner at Boys & Maughan, said: “Our specialist lawyers and support staff have decades of experience of assisting businesses, developers and individuals in Kent and these accolades are testament to the hard work and commitment of all our staff.”

It’s the fourth time Boys & Maughan’s family team has been included in the guide, which announces the UK’s leading legal experts by region every autumn. Boys & Maughan’s commercial property team has been listed for the second consecutive year.

Separately Jonathan da Costa has been recognised for his expertise by Chambers & Partners Directory. The editors of this guide said, “Department head at Boys & Maughan, Jonathan Da Costa specialises in substantial matrimonial finance cases,” adding that he is "personable and hard-working and will always strive to give sensible advice to his clients."

Boys & Maughan’s Legal 500 submission was subjected to detailed analysis and clients, referees and other firms gave views on the firm. Established over 30 years ago in 1987, The Legal 500 independently reviews the performance of solicitors firms across the UK and lawyers around the world.

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