AN agricultural law specialist with South West-based legal firm, Mogers Drewett, has made it into the Legal 500’s 2020 Hall of Fame.

The entry for Jonathan Cheal recognises solicitors who are at the pinnacle of their profession.

UK criteria for the Hall of Fame entry requires recognition by The Legal 500 as one of the elite leading lawyers for a minimum of eight years, based on the recognition of clients for continuous dedication and excellence in their practice.

Mr Cheal has over 30 years’ experience advising farmers and landowners on a range of legal and property issues and specialises in public and private right of way and access to land.

Within The Legal 500 directory, he is considered ‘an industry leader in his area of expertise’ and one who leaves ‘no stone unturned’.

Mr Cheal said: “I am delighted to be representing Mogers Drewett in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame.

“After 30 years in the business, it’s an honour to be recognised as an industry leader. As a proud member of the Mogers Drewett team, we look forward to continuing our dedication to providing the best legal service and advice to our clients.”

The Legal 500 guide ranks the most outstanding law firms and lawyers in the UK and overseas.

It has recognised Mogers Drewett for excellence across five practice areas in the South West that includes Corporate and Commercial, Commercial Litigation, Agriculture and Estates, Family and Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate.

Frank Collins, Head of Agriculture at Mogers Drewett, added: “We are thrilled to make it into the ranking tables again, testimony of another great year for us as a firm, and delighted that Jonathan has secured this much deserved place in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame.

“At Mogers Drewett we pride ourselves on our unrivalled client service, industry knowledge and willingness to go the extra mile where Jonathan epitomises this on every level.”