29 April 2019 at 11:58 BST

AIM research gives the latest runners and riders

Quarter two data in AIM advisers rankings guide shows Fieldfisher, Gowling WLG, DLA Piper and Watson Farley & Williams among the firms making strides.


Law firms AIM rankings for the second quarter at April 2019 were provided in AIM Advisers Rankings Guide, and show overall AIM market figures and sector breakdown


Fieldfisher is into third place alongside CMS in the Law Firm rankings. Pinsent Masons have the most AIM listed clients, with 53 in total.  However, it is DLA Piper that are first by client market-cap. Pinsent Masons also have the most lead positions by FTSE AIM Sector rankings. Gowling WLG moves up to first place by FTSE AIM 100 clients, and DLA Piper takes first place by FTSE AIM 100 client market-cap. Bird & Bird takes fourth in FTSE AIM 100 as it adds two clients in the latest FTSE reshuffle, followed by Carey Olsen and Norton Rose Fulbright. Brown Rudnick was also heading in the right direction. Squire Patton Boggs moved up four places into equal 11th place, while Taylor Wessing debuted at the foot of the table. A marginal decline in numbers for Pinsent Masons has given way to a four-way tie for the lead in the AIM 50 with CMS, DWF and Gowling WLG to the fore. There was limited movement overall, but Norton Rose Fulbright moved up through the mid-table rankings.


Fieldfisher moves into second place with Druces in the Basic Materials sector. Gowling WLG increased its advantage at the head of the table after its appointment by Sylvania Platinum. There were few changes in the Consumer Goods sector, with a three-way tie for the lead shared by Addleshaw Goddard, DLA Piper and Osborne Clarke. The same was true of the Consumer Services sector, which is headed by Pinsent Masons from Osborne Clarke and Howard Kennedy in third place. Carey Olsen is up into third place in the Financials sector behind Travers Smith and the frontrunner Gowling WLG. CMS, Eversheds. DLA Piper was brought in to act for Animalcare Group in the Health Care sector, bringing it to within an ace of third placed Cooley, with Covington & Burling and Pinsent Masons making up the podium places. Dentons UK and Middle East and DLA Piper have shifted up into a share of third place in the Industrials sector, which is still headed by CMS by client numbers and their representative market-cap. A marginal contraction in client numbers meant that Watson Farley & Williams has drawn alongside Pinsent Masons at the head of the Oil & Gas rankings. DAC Beachcroft is now in outright fourth place in the Technology rankings, which is headed by Pinsent Masons.


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