Exclusive: The testimonies have now been deleted from the lawyer profiles
London law firm Browne Jacobson has admitted to Legal Cheek it attributed some of the praise given to its solicitors to The Legal 500, but it was actually written, says the firm: “on behalf of some of our lawyers.”
Partner Nick Parsons’ profile contained a line, purporting to be from the 2016 The Legal 500, describing his involvement in “many high profile and complex cases”.
While this information does feature in his Legal 500 profile (screenshot below), we have been informed the extract used on Parsons’ profile was not written by the legal directory but by the firm.
The same is true of another lawyer at the firm, Sarah Erwin-Jones. Take a look at the two screenshots below.
All of our website content is centrally coordinated and due to a genuine administrative error we incorrectly attributed some content on our website to The Legal 500 on behalf of some of our lawyers. As soon as it was brought to our attention we worked swiftly to amend those pages that had been affected.
When asked who had written the content if not the directory, we were told “the content for firm and/or partner profiles is coordinated centrally”.
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