Legal 500

There are two main comprehensive independent annual guides to the UK legal profession:

These are both thoroughly researched, and they publish league tables of recommendations of firms and individual solicitors for particular categories of work, on a region-by-region basis.

The research is based on recommendations by clients and by other members of the legal profession. They are published in book form and are also accessible free-of-charge online.

The Legal 500

I have been recommended in each annual edition of The Legal 500 for publishing work since 1994, when I was a partner at Rubinstein Callingham. I am also included in their annual Legal Experts publication.

2008 Edition

Sole practitioner Bernie Nyman at BM Nyman & Co provides pre-publication advice, copyright protection, contract negotiation and drafting for publishers and authors.

2007 Edition

B M Nyman & Co’s sole partner is Bernie Nyman, a respected and well-liked figure in the practice area for the past 25 years. His practice is entirely dedicated to publishing, covering pre-publication defamation advice, copyright and trade mark protection, and contract drafting and negotiating for publishers and authors. Clients describe him as ‘unsurpassable and unique’.

2006 Edition

Experienced sole practitioner Bernie Nyman, of BM Nyman & Co, undertakes pre-publication libel reading for Which? magazine and its sister publications. He also advises authors such as Wilbur Smith on copyright issues and collaboration agreements, and he is praised for being ‘sharp, reasonable and exceptionally knowledgeable’.

2005 Edition

Publishing guru and sole-practitioner Bernard Nyman of B M Nyman & Co is vastly experienced and is rated as ‘excellent’. Clients include Young Media Holdings Ltd, and the author Wilbur Smith.

2004 Edition

Clients rate sole practitioner Bernard Nyman of B M Nyman & Co highly for providing ‘a first-class service’ and for being a ‘top-class libel lawyer’.

Nyman acts for the Consumers’ Association in relation to all of their regular magazines, as well as for book publishers.