Credentials

The 'well-disciplined and large team' is 'very strong on the management side,'
Chambers UK, 2013

Sources say that 'you can never go wrong' with the firm's nine-partner team.
Chambers UK, 2013

Chris Hale is marked out as a leader in this field through his 'ability to remain calm under pressure, manage difficult counterparties and think clearly with sensible advice.' Another peer confirms: 'He is extremely good and deserves his top ranking.'
Chambers UK, 2013

Paul Dolman is 'one of the partners of the future' at Travers Smith and is highlighted for his commerciality and ability to cut through problems and achieve solutions.
Chambers UK, 2013

Head of private equity Philip Sanderson is an 'excellent and high-quality performer.' 
Chambers UK, 2013

Helen Croke impresses sources as someone who is 'extremely good' and 'will go up the rankings.'
Chambers UK, 2013

Associate [(now partner)] Lucinda Bowman continues to attract praise from the market, with one interviewee describing her as 'very commercial. She understands complex situations.'
Chambers UK, 2013

Travers Smith LLP has an excellent reputation, providing ‘commercial, responsive and constructive’ advice to an impressive roster of sponsor clients.
Legal 500, 2012

Standout partners include team head Philip Sanderson, who is ‘effectively able to balance good commercial and legal judgement’.
Legal 500, 2012

Ian Shawyer is ‘pragmatic, commercial and attentive’.
Legal 500, 2012

Helen Croke ‘displays a tremendous work ethic’.
Legal 500, 2012

Chris Hale is ‘enormously experienced’.
Legal 500, 2012

"They get straight to the answer rather than showing off over irrelevant legal minutiae."
Chambers UK, 2012

Philip Sanderson is "highly commercial, very experienced and also personable."
Chambers UK, 2012

Chris Hale is described as "cerebral yet pragmatic."
Chambers UK, 2012

Paul Dolman "is incredibly pragmatic."
Chambers UK, 2012

Helen Croke "is pragmatic and great to have on your side." 
Chambers UK, 2012

"Very responsive, commercial and user friendly," with "strength and depth across the team."
The Legal 500, 2011

Phillip Sanderson is described as "utterly commercial." 
The Legal 500, 2011

Chris Hale is described as "a genuine thought leader in the market."
The Legal 500, 2011

"This firm is highly esteemed by market sources in the private equity field."
Chambers UK, 2011

"The quality of advice is always spot-on, they work long hours and are really responsive."
Chambers UK, 2011

"They are very commercial. They understand the market well, and are keen to complete transactions."
Chambers UK, 2011

Chris Hale is a "responsive, flexible and commercial lawyer."
Chambers UK, 2011

Paul Dolman is "creative and commercially intuitive."
Chambers UK, 2011

Edmund Reed is "an M&A specialist, with particular expertise in private equity matters."
Chambers UK, 2011

Helen Croke is "responsive and understands what the client wants."
Chambers UK, 2011

"premier player in the domestic market."
The Legal 500, 2010

"one of the best mid-market private equity firms," with a "cross-functional team that delivers a level of service and value for money that is often better than the Magic Circle."
The Legal 500, 2010

"every lawyer is first rate."
The Legal 500, 2010