Credentials

Managing partner Andrew Lilley a 'highly astute and clear thinker who clarifies the legal issues quickly and presents pragmatic solutions,' clients enthuse.
Chambers UK, 2013

The 'highly commercially aware' Siân Keall advises clients on the full complement of employment and immigration matters.
Chambers UK, 2013

The 'pragmatic' Ed Mills gives clients advice that is 'grounded and realistic,' sources say.
Chambers UK, 2013

Travers Smith LLP is consistently rated as ‘excellent’ by clients, and is a firm that ‘knows its client base well and spends time understanding its needs’.
Legal 500, 2012

Ed Mills is ‘sure-footed when it comes to making tactical decisions’, and Siân Keall is ‘very commercial and responsive’. Legal 500, 2012 

"Friendly, approachable and easy to deal with. They put a lot of effort into running seminars for clients."
Chambers UK, 2012

"Refreshingly straightforward and concise in their advice to us." 
Chambers UK, 2012

Siân Keall is "not afraid of taking a tough line" when needed.
Chambers UK, 2012

Siân Keall is praised for her "fantastic communication skills."
Chambers UK, 2012

Tim Gilbert is seen as "diligent, calm and assured."
Chambers UK, 2012

This team is "distinguished by its pragmatism and commerciality," and comes up with creative, workable solutions.
Chambers UK, 2011

"The team is personable and fits in well with our organisation. We see it simply as an extension of our company."
Chambers UK, 2011

"They are obviously very knowledgeable about the law, but their strength is the sensible and pragmatic way in which they apply it."
Chambers UK, 2011

Siân Keall is "renowned for her negotiation skill and determination to fight her clients´ corner."
Chambers UK, 2011

Andrew Lilley is "great with clients and focused on getting a sensible result." He is "clear-thinking and lucid."
Chambers UK, 2011

New partner Tim Gilbert is "on the ball and excellent at building working relationships with clients."
Chambers UK, 2011

"particular strength is highlighted as its 'willingness to debate, challenge and help develop pragmatic operational strategies in the light of the business need, not just lecture on the law'."
The Legal 500, 2010

"Andrew Lilley is praised for being thorough, calm and responsive."
Chambers UK, 2010

Travers Smith LLP is "simply outstanding at giving clear, helpful, responsive advice which is, above all else, commercially practical."
The Legal 500, 2009

Andrew Lilley is valued for his "seemingly curious ability to bend the space-time continuum in order to deal with urgent queries at the drop of a hat." Siân Keall is also recommended, alongside "star associate" Ed Mills.
The Legal 500, 2009

"Clients say the team offers 'succinct and timely advice on how to tackle situations as they arise' and 'always makes us aware of the risks involved, so we can make balanced decisions'."
Chambers UK, 2009

On the costs front clients report that the practice "is not the cheapest - but it´s definitely worth every penny."
Chambers UK, 2009

Andrew Lilley is praised as "incredibly commercial and pragmatic." 
Chambers UK, 2009

Siân Keall is described as "amazingly incisive" and praised for her ability to "get straight to the heart of a matter and evaluate all the risks."
Chambers UK, 2009