02 04 2024Awards and recognition

The Legal 500 spotlights RDJ lawyers and practices in 2024 rankings

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RDJ are pleased to have been named a leader in 17 practice areas in the 2024 edition of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), released this week.

The Legal 500 series is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s largest legal referral guides. More than 300,000 corporate counsel worldwide provide feedback each year as part of an independent research process.

View the full Legal 500 editorial here.

What our clients said:

‘Commercial view. They don’t create a crisis out of a small issue. They make a suggestion to mitigate the risk. No drama. ’

‘Always available to help and they are commercial in their approach. Collaboration with all stakeholders is key on transactions with tight deadlines and RDJ are great in this department. ’

‘The level of engagement provided by the RDJ team is exceptional. They have provided all necessary support for our business as we scale both locally and internationally.’

‘The practice provides all the resources necessary to provide us with an excellent service.’

‘The individual solicitors are highly competent in their field. Their particular strength is taking the time to fully understand our business and its particular needs.’

‘The team is committed to providing excellent client service. They were responsive to our needs and provided timely and helpful advice. They worked closely with us and other professionals to understand our needs and develop solutions.’

‘RDJ are a strategic partner for us.’

‘This team is responsive, pragmatic and has a depth of knowledge on the area that is hard to find.’

‘They understand the business and provide first-class advice and guidance on all privacy matters.’

‘RDJ are quickly becoming one of the first firms I engage on a difficult insolvency assignment. They are responsive, hardworking and very knowledgeable. I really rate their lawyers.’

‘Very approachable, common sense approach to cases, easy to communicate with, good partner engagement.’

‘The individual solicitors are highly competent in their field. Their particular strength is taking the time to fully understand our business and its particular needs.’

‘RDJ is the firm that I always gravitate towards first. They are incredibly responsive and personal in their interactions. They take the time to get to know your business but also to get to know you as a professional within that business.’

‘The employment team at RDJ are second to none. Prompt, reliable and relevant advice make them our go-to for all employment matters.’

‘Excellent client updating and technology reviews.’

‘RDJ has a unique ability to move files around the most appropriately placed partners in the firm and maintain very strong client service. It differs in its regional spread and stronger national presence than other firms.

'RDJ are generally just very commercial and easy to deal with. Partners across different practice areas collaborate together (no silos). They work as a team.’

‘RDJ’s planning and environment practice brings a great depth of expertise and experience and sound judgement to give clear, practical advice. The practice is also a pleasure to work with.’

‘The team at RDJ is available 24/7, which is extremely valuable to businesses and provides added comfort to internal teams.’

‘The practice has all the resources necessary to provide clients with an excellent service.’

‘The individual solicitors are highly competent. They take the time to fully understand clients’ businesses and their specific needs.’

‘The tax team provided a very smooth sale transaction with no stress, their professionalism was evident from the beginning of our process.'

RDJ ranked a leading firm in the following practice areas:

Banking & Finance

Commercial, Corporate and M&A



Healthcare and Life Sciences

Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring


Media and Entertainment

Real Estate

Data Privacy and Protection

Dispute Resolution

EU and Competition

Information Technology

Planning and Environment

Public Sector


Intellectual Property