For the second year running, national law firm Shoosmiths has won the coveted award of 'Motor Finance - Legal Provider of the Year' at the Motor Finance Awards 2016.
The team beat law firms such as Gowling (WLG) to win the accolade at the ceremony, which was held at the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof Hotel in Frankfurt, Germany, on 7th April directly after the annual Motor Finance conference.
The awards ceremony recognised achievements in the European motor finance industry in 2016 as well as challenged candidates to share their recent successes. All winners were selected by an independent judging panel, and by Motor Finance's editorial team members.
Shoosmiths was represented by commercial partners Stephen Dawson and Robin Webb and commercial lawyer Daniel Bennett.
Shoosmiths' Stephen Dawson, commented on the win: 'It is an honour for us to have won this award from Motor Finance for the second year running.
'During 2015 Shoosmiths continued its growth strategy with the clear aim of remaining a leading motor finance team in the UK. In the last year we significantly grown our team with the arrival of six lawyers, including two partners from DWF LLP and continue to expand.
'What is also reassuring is that our client base is growing organically from recommendation and that is a testament to the hard work, expertise and professionalism of the whole team.'
Editor of Motor Finance, Jonathan Minter, said: 'For the second Motor Finance Conference we were really impressed with the calibre of entries we received for our awards, and I would like to congratulate all of the eventual winners, as well as each of the finalists. These awards were designed to showcase not only the best of the best in motor finance, but also the range of companies and people who go into making buying a car on secured finance such a simple and painless process.'
The 2016 Motor Finance Awards gala dinner was preceded by a day conference that brought together captive finance representatives, banks, leasing companies, automotive finance professionals and industry disruptors in discussions around key issues the industry is currently facing across Europe and globally - regulatory updates, leasing developments, consumer behaviour, fleet management and the rise of digital.