National law firm Shoosmiths has been shortlisted in the 'Regulatory Team of the Year' category in the Lawyer Awards 2015.
The annual awards hosted by The Lawyer publication, celebrate excellence across private practice, the public sector, commerce and industry.
Shoosmiths has been shortlisted for the regulatory award in recognition of its successful defence of an operations manager in one of 2014's highest-profile health & safety cases - one of the earliest prosecutions under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, which resulted in the UK's highest corporate manslaughter fine for a UK business.
Shoosmiths regulatory team advises clients on a wide range of compliance issues and regulatory investigations by giving pragmatic strategic crisis management advice while minimising reputational damage.
Both legal directories, Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 have ranked the regulatory team in the top tier. Chambers described the team as 'addressing the gap for a service-oriented, client-centered law firm, able to deliver year-on-year cost savings to clients' and Legal 500 said the team had particular strengths in 'its people and its genuine focus on clients'.
Commenting on the shortlisting, regulatory partner, Philip Ryan, who led the case from the accident, throughout the four year investigation to trial said: 'We are honored to be shortlisted for such a prestigious award that is highly regarded in the legal industry. Our regulatory team is committed to providing an exceptional client experience and remaining at the cutting edge of regulation, compliance and corporate defence. This shortlisting is a reflection on the team's hard work, experience and expertise.'
The winners of the Lawyer Awards will be revealed at this year's ceremony, which will take place on 23 June 2015 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Knightsbridge, London.