Shoosmiths shortlisted for major legal awards

Shoosmiths shortlisted for major legal awards


Author: Perry Buck

National law firm Shoosmiths has been shortlisted in two categories for the 2014 British Legal Awards.

The British Legal Awards 2014 - UK Law Firm of the Year Finalist

The British Legal Awards are organised by Legal Week and are considered as one of the most prestigious trade awards in the legal sector.

The double shortlisting means Shoosmiths is up for the Banking, Finance and Restructuring Team of the Year award and the UK Law Firm of the Year award.

The awards evening is taking place on Thursday 27 November at Old Billingsgate Market, London. The evening promises to feature the 'crème-de-la-crème' of the UK legal industry.

The award nominations come as the latest recognition in a string of award and industry success for Shoosmiths, including being named No.1 UK firm for client satisfaction by Legal Week in 2013, No.1 for employee satisfaction by Legal Week in 2013 and again in 2014, and being awarded by the American Lawyer's global legal awards in New York in September 2014.

On top of all this, the firm has also just been recognised with best-ever rankings in the Legal 500 directory where Shoosmiths' UK-wide rankings rose significantly, with the number of tier one rankings increasing from 26 to 29 with a further 60 practice areas recommended, making 99 ranked practices in total. This means 31% of Shoosmiths' teams are now ranked as tier one across the UK. In addition to this, 180 individual lawyers are named and recommended.

Like directory rankings, awards are an important third-party reference guide to the legal sector.

Shoosmiths works with many household name, blue chip companies, leading financial institutions, public and private sector organisations and foreign-owned corporates across the country and, increasingly, internationally too.

Shoosmiths CEO, Claire Rowe, said: 'This is all a terrific reflection on the hard work of our teams and on our ambition to become the national law firm of choice.'