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Bankside Law and its directors have been ranked highly in the leading expert sections of Chambers 2013 legal directory for Professional Disciplinary Lawyers, Fraud lawyers and Criminal Defence Lawyers . Under the leading expert section for Professional Disciplinary Law a client commented on their client care as follows "excellent service on the whole. They're very prompt - when they say they'll do something they do it in a timely fashion."

The firm is recognised again as punching above its weight. John Williams features in Band 1 of the UK wide list of leading experts in Professional Disciplinary Law with the praise that his “name brings forth consistently glowing reviews from interviewees. He's thorough, dependable, innovative and a forward-thinker. He runs a tight ship and has all the right qualities. He is a very committed advocate, a real detail man and provides a "very good service to the client." http://www.chambersandpartners.com/UK/Editorial/72984#per_258709
Jonathan Goldring also features in the list of leading experts in this field and is described as "excellent, personable and quick to get to the core issue."
The firm and Bill Wilson also achieved recognition in the Professional Discipline leading expert section of 2012 Legal 500 Legal Directory as follows “Bankside Law has a niche advising individuals facing investigations and other proceedings brought by regulators. Bill Wilson has been involved in a number of high-profile cases.” http://www.legal500.com/firms/815/offices/754

In relation to the leading expert section for Fraud Lawyers: Bankside Law “continues to punch above its weight” according to Chambers 2013 UK wide edition. BAnkside Law is in its list of leading experts section in the fraud defence lawyer field. It describes Bankside Law as “This compact fraud and regulatory boutique is at the forefront of applying new alternative business models to the fraud market and continues to punch above its weight, acting in cases alongside firms with a far larger footprint. It handles professional discipline, regulatory, criminal and criminal fraud work, frequently acting on behalf of senior employees at major companies who are being investigated by the SFO, FSA, CPS or HMRC.”
John Williams is described as  “a complete joy to work with according to sources. He is also valued for his attention to detail and deft approach to client care." http://www.chambersandpartners.com/UK/Editorial/72810#org_73938
The firm’s action on corruption cases is also recognised as becoming more prevalent.

Under the 2012 Legal 500 directory the firm and Jonathan Goldring also achieved the following recognition in the fraud, white-collar crime section as follows "At Bankside Law, Jonathan Goldring is an experienced practitioner in high-value fraud and serious crime cases, and has defended numerous carousel fraud cases." http://www.legal500.com/firms/815/offices/754

Bankside also features in the Criminal Defence Lawyers leading expert sections of Chambers 2013 and Legal 500 2012.
The firm is described as follows “Bankside Law continues to be known for its solid fraud and serious crime work, whilst its action on corruption cases has also become more prevalent.”  Bill Wilson is recognised as a key individual. The firm, Bill and Jonathan Goldring are also recognised in the 2012 edition of Legal 500  under the leading expert crime section as follows "The team at Bankside Law benefits from practice head Bill Wilson’s previous experience as a detective inspector. Work highlights included acting in a number of murder and large-scale conspiracy cases." http://www.legal500.com/firms/815/offices/754