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S-RM Builds on Chambers & Partners Rankings in 2022

S-RM Newsroom 30 June 2022
30 June 2022    S-RM Newsroom

S-RM has been ranked by Chambers & Partners across three of our service offerings, improving both on the number of rankings in 2021 and on band allocation.


Cyber, Deal Advisory and Disputes & Investigations have all been ranked, along with two individuals within the Disputes & Investigations team.



Investigative Due Diligence 

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S-RM has been ranked in Band 1 for Investigative Due Diligence within Chambers & Partners' Crisis & Risk Management Guide 2022, this is a jump up from our Band 2 allocation in 2021. Read S-RM's review in full on the Chambers & Partners website. 

Commenting on S-RM’s Investigative Due Diligence ranking, Martin Devenish MBE, Board Director and Head of Corporate Intelligence, said “This is a fantastic achievement and a reflection of both the talent that lies within S-RM and the focus that every team puts on serving clients. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our clients for their continued support.”  


Client quotes 

"The depth, breadth, and thoroughness of the source enquiry work that they do is really very good. They are among the strongest in terms of the quality of research they provide." 

"Their delivery, execution, and ability to identify the most pertinent information, is directly tied to their experience and skill within this space." 

"We recommend S-RM to our clients for both highly complex cross-border transactions, as well as for 'daily driver' types of matters - they are equally adept at handling both." 


Cybersecurity Risk 

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S-RM has also been ranked in Band 2 for Cybersecurity Risk within Chambers & Partners' Crisis & Risk Management Guide 2022. Cybersecurity Risk is a relatively new category for Chambers & Partners, starting in 2021 but without banding. You can read S-RM's review in full on the Chambers & Partners website. 

Commenting on S-RM’s Cybersecurity Risk ranking, Roddy Priestley, Director, Cybersecurity, said “S-RM has always held Chambers’ rankings in high esteem and we are delighted to be recognised this year. I am grateful to our clients and partners, who continue to support and work alongside us on challenging and complex instructions, and to S-RM’s Cyber team for their continued dedication.” 


Client quotes 

"They are always up-to-date with the newest trends and that is something that comes through whenever we have new incidents." 
"They are extremely good when it comes to communication and being able to work in a crisis-led environment, often engaging at boardroom level." 
"They have particular strengths in intelligence that is presented in regular bulletins. Another strength is their ability to provide an end-to-end solution to an incident." 


To find out more about our Deal Advisory and Cyber teams, read S-RM’s firm profile for Crisis & Risk Management 2022.

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Business Intelligence & Investigations

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Finally, S-RM has been ranked in Band 4 for Business Intelligence & Investigations within Chambers & Partners' Litigation Support Guide 2022. Read S-RM's review in full on the Chambers & Partners website. 


Client quotes

"Not only are their intelligence capabilities more sophisticated than their competitors, I have found the delivery and analysis of this intelligence of the highest calibre, along with their advice." 

"Their intelligence reports are timely and expertly presented." 


Both Marcus Fishburn, Head of Disputes & Investigations, and Septimus Knox, Deputy Head of Disputes & Investigations, have also been individually ranked for their achievements.  

Commenting on the Disputes & Investigations team’s success, Martin Devenish MBE said “It is gratifying to see our Disputes & Investigations team recognised again this year. The individual recognition for both Marcus and Septimus is a great reflection of the trust our clients place in them both.” 


Marcus fishburn

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"Marcus is masterful when leading investigations and commands the confidence of clients finding themselves in the most challenging situations. He is entirely unflappable, ferociously intelligent, and is able to grasp the nuances of complex and sophisticated matters."  

"Marcus is regarded as one of the most trusted operators in the market. The team who work with him are clearly highly motivated under his leadership." 



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"Through his work on the ground and his network of contacts, he is able to deliver game-changing intelligence accompanied by thoughtful and informed advice, which gives our clients the very clear direction they need to inform litigation strategies." 

"He's an amazing investigator. Septimus is really excellent."



To find out more about our Disputes & Investigations team, read S-RM’s firm profile for Litigation Support 2022.



S-RM is a global intelligence and cyber security consultancy. Founded in 2005, we have 300+ experts and advisors across seven international offices. Headquartered in London, we have offices in Cape Town, Utrecht, Hong Kong, New York, Rio, and Washington DC.



Chambers & Partners is an independent research company focused on the legal sector. They conduct tens of thousands of interviews a year with the world's leading lawyers and their vendors, to deliver detailed insights into providers of legal services, and rank them according to the feedback they receive.

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