Brodies picked up the Scotland Law Firm of the Year trophy for a record fifth time at the Who's Who Legal Awards in New York on Monday night.

Brodies lawyers are listed more times in WWL's editions than any other Scottish firm, and were selected 17 times across 12 practice area publications in total.

The winners were announced at a black tie awards ceremony at The University Club in New York on 11 April, where the leading lawyers and firms from 35 practice areas and over 50 countries were recognised.

The winners are selected on a range of factors, including feedback received from clients and peers in the research process, past performance in the research and the overall aggregate number of weighted votes cast in their favour.

Tom Barnes, publisher of Who's Who Legal, said: "Brodies continue to lead our Scottish research, and no other local firm can match the quality of counsel it can offer or the depth of its expertise. The clients and fellow practitioners we spoke to were united in their praise, and we are delighted to once more recognise Brodies as our Scotland Firm of the Year.

Who's Who Legal lists only the leading lawyers in each field, based exclusively on the findings of an independent six-month research process that encompasses feedback from private practitioners, clients and other experts in the sector. It is impossible to buy entry into the publication; only the lawyers who score most highly according to our independent international research criteria are listed.

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Who's Who Legal is strategic research partner of the ABA Section of International Law. In 2012, Law Business Research - the parent company of Who's Who Legal - was recognised for the second time by The Queen's Award for Enterprise in the area of international trade. These awards are the most prestigious a British company can receive.

Bill Drummond, Managing Partner of Brodies, said: "We feel very honoured to receive this recognition by Who's Who Legal of our efforts to invest in sustainable, high quality and relevant legal services supporting our clients in Scotland, the UK and internationally. To be recognised for five years running as the stand-out business law firm in Scotland in terms of quality and depth of expertise by those who know the legal sector best provides great encouragement to us all at Brodies.

"We are grateful to Who's Who Legal for carrying out such extensive research, and, of course, and above all, to our clients for their continuing trust in us to provide the legal solutions they need.