Rahman Ravelli Gains Top Ranking and an Award Nomination in The Legal 500 27 September 2013 5 years ago YORKSHIRE-BASED fraud and business crime solicitors Rahman Ravelli have been ranked in the elite in the worlds most prestigious legal directory. The firm, which has its head office in Halifax and a base in the City of London, has been classed in the Tier 1 group of crime lawyers by the authors of "The Legal 500". It means that the highly-respected international directory has classed Rahman Ravelli as one of the very best for handling national and international fraud and corruption cases. This year's edition of the legal guide, released today (Thurs Sept 26), describes the Rahman Ravelli legal team as being diligent and taking "a creative and innovative approach to case preparation". The guide describes company founder Aziz Rahman as "charismatic and indefatigable" and praises Rahman Ravelli's Helen Lynch as a "true specialist" for her proceeds of crime work. Rahman Ravelli's London operation also gains particular praise in the guide. The Legal 500 says one of the firm's solicitors in the capital, Neil Williams, is "very proactive" and refers to Aziz Rahman’s work in London as "very tactically aware". The Legal 500 has also announced today that Rahman Ravelli has been shortlisted for the very first Legal 500 UK Awards. Winners will be announced on October 2. Aziz Rahman said: "This firm has worked hard to reach the position we are in. We are delighted that our dedication, hard work and great track record of success has been recognised by The Legal 500. "At Rahman Ravelli, we believe our clients should be the ones to benefit from our work. But it is pleasing for all of us to have gained such a prestigious ranking and the chance of an award." The Legal 500 gives the most comprehensive coverage and rating of legal firms in more than 100 countries. Mr Rahman added: "As a firm, we have only been in existence for 12 years, so to have our progress noted by the Legal 500 is a tribute to everyone who works here."