UK law firm Shoosmiths is celebrating after winning the award for the National Firm of the Year at The Lawyer Awards 2019 held last night.
Chairman Peter Duff and CEO Simon Boss accepted the award on behalf of Shoosmiths at a glittering ceremony that took place at Grosvenor House Hotel in London, hosted by Sandi Toksvig, TV personality and writer.
The firm was also commended in the Best Client Service Innovation category for its Elite Advisory offering and shortlisted for Krugman 2 for the Best Collaboration Initiative.
The Lawyer Awards are the leading awards initiative within the legal calendar and the largest celebration of legal excellence in Europe.
The award for National Firm of the Year recognises the law firm that has made the most significant progress over the past year in advancing its strategy.
Judges said about Shoosmiths’ winning submission: “This exceptional winning entry showcased record financial results alongside a raft of new innovations designed to make life better not only for the firm’s clients through innovative tech-based solutions, but also for their employees with improvements in training, knowledge sharing and diversity.”
Simon Boss said: “It’s incredibly humbling to win this award, and it’s a massive recognition for everyone at Shoosmiths that we are truly delivering on our ambitious strategy of becoming the leading UK law firm through our continual pursuit of excellent client service.
“I’d also like to congratulate our Sports Division for its well-deserved commendation and all of our team involved in the collaboration that lead to our nomination for Best Collaboration Initiative. We’ve always said that we place our clients at the heart of everything we do, and we are continually evolving and innovating in this space, delivering new methods of working that bring real added-value and tangible benefits to our clients.”
It was a night of true celebration for Shoosmiths as the firm was also recognised for its other two award submissions by being:
- Shortlisted for the Best Collaboration Initiative for Krugman 2, an open, supportive and collaborative working space to think about what a client might need that Shoosmiths could help them with.
- Commended in the Best Client Service Innovation for Elite Advisory, a private client advisory service to manage the affairs of professionals and entrepreneurs in sport, media and entertainment.