A leading North West legal firm with a headquarters in Bury has been named one of the Uk's top teams of solicitors.

WHN, which has eight officers in Lancashire and Greater Manchester, has seen two of its teams recognised in Legal 500's 2022 edition, one of the top guides to lawyers.

The publication awards legal professionals who have completed a rigorous benchmarking process and praised WHN's commercial litigation specialists, Michael Shroot, Daniel Long and Sara Beaumont.

Michael, who is also the CEO of WHN Solicitors said: "A huge thank you to our clients and other professional contacts who took the time and trouble to provide their feedback to the Legal 500 researchers and share their stories of how legal specialists have made a difference.

"Given how tough 2020 was, the depth of our relationships with our clients was more important than ever as we helped them to navigate through unprecedented times.

"Their contribution to the research process illustrates the value our clients place on our relationships with them, endorses our legal capabilities and commitment to helping and supporting our clients hollistically.

"Without these endorsements, the rankings would not be possible, so we are incredibly grateful."

Paul Matthews, from WHN's corporate and commercial team was also singled out for his work with regional family, owner-managed businesses and SMEs, particularly in advising Sugden Limited on its purchase of VanderPol Waffles.

With its 110 staff and offices in Bury, Accrington, Bacup, Blackburn, Clitheroe, Haslingden, Great Harwood and Rawtenstall, WHN Solicitors advises businesses, firms and individuals on a variety of legal issues.

Michael added: "While the Legal 500 has singled out some specific individuals, this accolade is for the entire WHN family.

"During a difficult 18 months, our people have shown resilience and a determination to be there for their clients and colleagues.

"To land a highly sought-after place in such a coveted guide has given everyone across the firm a real boost."