Doyle’s Guide is the leading independent guide top law firm in Australia, and its new listings are out. Unlike some other legal guides, Doyle’s does not allow firms to buy entries, and is thus a rather more reliable guide to who is who in the legal world.

Fenwick Elliott Grace is again named as one of just two “First Tier” construction law firms in South Australia. Doyle’s describes how the list is put together as follows:

This section provides additional information in relation to firm and individuals capabilities as well as any general market trends and influences relating to the legal services aspect of the South Australian construction market.  It is compiled on the back of feedback from both solicitors practising within these areas and client referees.

The commentary notes that:

Specialist construction firm Fenwick Elliott Grace regarded principally for its capabilities on contentious matters perhaps needed no further boost in market standing however the operational commencement of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2009 (SA) in December 2011 looks has seen the firm “everywhere”.  Founding Partner Robert Fenwick Elliott was described as “far and away the best construction litigator” in the South Australian market with one peer noting “clients love him”. 

The full commentary is at http://doylesguide.com/editorial-commentary-construction-south-australia-2012/ (a subscription to Doyle’s Guide is required).

Again this year, Robert Fenwick Elliott is named as one of the two “Preeminent” lawyers in the state, with Jeanie Elliott again being named in the recommended list. This list (at http://doylesguide.com/leading-construction-lawyers-south-australia-2012/) is compiled “on the back of feedback from both solicitors practising within these areas and client referees.”