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April 6, 2017

Fillmore Riley’s International Legal Alliance TAGLAW named “Elite” by Chambers & Partners

Fillmore Riley LLP’s international legal alliance, TAGLaw, was recently recognized by Chambers & Partners as “Elite” for 2017—the highest ranking awarded to legal networks and alliances. This is the fourth time TAGLaw has received the “Elite” designation since Chambers & Partners began ranking legal networks and alliances in 2013.

Since its inception in 1998, TAGLaw has consistently been regarded as one of the top global networks and alliances of independent firms. As evidence of this, there are an estimated 170 legal networks and alliances in the world. Chambers & Partners has chosen to select only the top 10 networks and alliances to receive the “Elite” designation.

Individually, more than 100 of TAGLaw’s member firms have received awards from Chambers & Partners. Today, TAGLaw has more than 160 independent law firm members in over 90 countries. In selecting networks and alliances for their “Elite” status, Chambers & Partners pays particular attention to the quality of the member firms, their global reach, and the value that the alliance provides to its member firms.

TAGLaw, with a global footprint in over 90 countries has leading firms in over 160 jurisdictions providing legal services to companies ranging from the Fortune 5000 and leading SMEs to high net worth individuals. With expertise in dozens of practice areas and countless industry sectors, TAGLaw offers a potent capability to its members’ clients.

“We are extremely proud to be regarded as one of the preeminent legal networks and alliances in the world,” said Richard Attisha, President & CEO of TAGLaw and TAG Alliances. “For years, Chambers & Partners has continually acknowledged the reputation of our global alliance and of our individual member firms and their lawyers. This recognition is a tribute to the quality of our member firms, illustrated by their reputations and prominence in their local markets and by their ability to deliver outstanding client service.”

TAGLaw members are invited to join TAGLaw only after undergoing a comprehensive vetting and selection process. Firms are carefully chosen based on professional competence, commitment to client service, reputation within the legal community and recommendations from existing members. Candidate firms are reviewed and if they satisfy TAGLaw’s criteria, the TAGLaw Advisory Board approves the candidate as a member.

Fillmore Riley became a member of TAGLaw in 2010. Fillmore Riley’s TAGLaw contact partners, Kelly Beattie and Tony Fletcher, regularly attend international conferences to strengthen relationships with other member firms.

“This recognition does not come as a surprise,” said Kelly Beattie, a partner of Fillmore Riley who practises primarily in the areas of corporate and commercial law. “We have confidence when we refer our clients to a TAGLaw-member firm. These are lawyers we know personally and network with at TAGLaw conferences. TAGLaw’s vetting process ensures the member firms are of the highest calibre.”

Tony Fletcher, a partner of Fillmore  Riley who practises primarily in the area of insurance defence litigation, added that today’s business environment spans the globe and a full-service firm needs to be able to meet clients’ needs in Canada and abroad. “The alliance expands our existing network and enables us to remain connected to high-quality firms throughout the world. We are proud to be a part of TAGLaw.”