We sat down with some of the amazing winners and highly commended firms from the 2017 Excellence Awards to talk about their outstanding entries. You can hear from:
CMS – Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion Croftons – Excellence in Client Service Dentons - Excellence in International Legal Services Excello Law - Excellence in Law Management Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP - Excellence in Pro Bono Gordons LLP – Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion Hugh Jones Solicitors – Excellence in Private Client Practice Paradigm Family Law – Excellence in Business Development rradar limited – Excellence in Client Service Simmons & Simmons – Excellence in Pro Bono
You can also read about some other inspiring stories from some of our other winners.
Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion – Highly Commended Hear more about the initiatives that CMS have put in place to encourage a more inclusive working environment from Sophie Breuil, senior diversity & inclusion manager.
Excellence in Client Service – Highly Commended Get an overview of Crofton’s excellent client service approach from Simon Leighton, managing partner and Melanie Dirom, partner & head of Housing management.
Excellence in International Legal Services – Winner Learn more about the Nextlaw Referral Network and Denton’s international award-winning entry from Marie McDermott, Global Projects Director.
Excellence in Law Management Award – Winner Hear how and why George Bisnought, Managing Director set up Excello Law 9 years ago and how the business has flourished from Jo Losty, director.
Excellence in Pro Bono – Winner Understand how Freshfields help victims of modern slavery on a Pro Bono basis with the assistance of KPMG from Paul Yates, Head of Pro Bono, Mark Sansom, Partner and John Monkcom, Associate.
Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion – Highly Commended Hear more about Gordons’ legal apprenticeship programme from Victoria Davey, partner and executive member, newly qualified Megan Boldison, and current apprentice Albert Bell.
Excellence in Private Client Practice – Highly Commended Learn more about how Hugh Jones, Managing Partner wanted to create a different environment for clients and staff alongside an example of their excellent private client work.
Excellence in Business Development – Winner Hear more from Paradigm Family Law about their award winning fixed fee approach to divorce proceedings from both managing partners, James Thornton and Frank Arndt.
Excellence in Client Service – Winner Hear from rradar limited’s Chief Legal Officer, Andrew Cameron, about their innovative approaches to client service including their development team and Grace, an app-based virtual legal assistant.
Excellence in Pro Bono Award – Finalist Understand more about the ongoing support that Simmons & Simmons and the LRI offer to developing nations in climate change negotiations.