Awards & Accolades

Teacher Stern has received a number of awards independently recognising both its practice areas and lawyers.

Legal 500 Top Tier Firm 2021Teacher Stern LLP is recommended as a TOP-TIER FIRM and recommended in 5 practice areas in The Legal 500 United Kingdom Solicitors 2021 edition.

We are very proud of Martine Nathan, Partner in the Corporate and Commercial team, who is listed in the elite Leading Lawyers group as a leading individual. Martine Nathan acts and advises in relation to all aspects of M&A work but also leads the firm’s tech, gaming and communications group.

Legal 500 2021 rankings

Corporate and commercial

Recommended lawyers: David Salisbury and Martine Nathan

Other key lawyers: Kelly Whitfield

Teacher Stern LLP’s corporate practice has been recommended for M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m.


‘The entire team were incredibly knowledgeable, experienced, commercially astute and always responsive. I believe that maintaining momentum throughout the transaction was a crucial part of the overall success and the entire Teacher Stern team always ensured we were well prepared and turned everything around in an expedient manner. The entire Teacher Stern team were superb and I cannot recommend them enough.”

Dispute resolution

Recommended: Claire Toomer, Jack Rabinowicz, Rajesh Pabla, Sarah Emerson and David Bowman

Teacher Stern LLP’s dispute resolution team has been recommended for two tiers within the rankings.

A primary focus of the team is on high-value contractual and shareholder actions, professional negligence, and fraud and asset tracing claims. The team has been recommended for commercial litigation in mid-market.

Teacher Stern LLP is a popular choice for claimants in mis-selling disputes against banks and is considered ‘especially good at coordinating and managing complex, high-value group claims’. The team has been recommended for banking litigation: investment and retail.


‘The team are efficient and get things done. They won’t leave a stone unturned to get to the right answer with a firm eye on the commercials.’

‘The dispute resolution team at Teacher Stern have an array of high quality work and individuals. A particular recent trend is group claims against financial institutions and professionals. The team is especially good at coordinating and managing complex, high value group claims, which often involve steering committees of clients, insurers and difficult opponents.’

“The team are very personable communicative and provide the facts and their advice.  They have also been excellent in looking at the issues from both a strategic and tactical level in terms of next stages within the service provision and anticipating of future activities.’

“Close attention to detail and calm advice to clients in a highly emotive situation.’

“You feel like you are their only client. Always approachable and happy to have sensible discussions around fees.”

Real estate

Recommended: Claire Gibson and Phil Berry

Advising both lenders and borrowers, Teacher Stern LLP stands out for its speciality in bridge financing but is also highly active in acquisition and development finance. The team has, therefore, been recommended for property finance.


‘The real estate finance team is a pleasure to deal with. They are professional, efficient, practical and always available to their clients.”


Recommended: Sarah Glocker and Danielle Ramdel

The employment department at Teacher Stern LLP has been recommended for employment law: employers. The team is known as well-experienced in whistleblowing law, and core sectors include financial services, restaurants and hospitality, and media (film and TV).


‘The employment team from Teacher Stern are very professional, always available to offer their advice, explain complex employment practices and procedures. They displayed a great knowledge of employment law always making sure to highlight any potential risks, which might not have been obvious from the employer’s perspective.’

“Consistently punches above its weight. A sensible and cost-effective alternative to the larger City firms.”