Brodies named UK Law Firm of the Year at British Legal Awards

Brodies LLP was last night named UK Law Firm of the Year at the prestigious British Legal Awards in London. Judges commended Brodies for the quality of its legal services, growth in the Scottish legal market and track record for winning new business. 

The British Legal Awards ceremony, hosted by Legal Week magazine at Old Billingsgate Market, is a highlight of the UK legal calendar and recognises the achievements of the leading lawyers and firms across Europe. This is the second consecutive win at the British Legal Awards for Brodies, which was named Regional Law Firm of the Year 2013.

(left-right) David Baddiel (comedian and compère), Ken MacDonald (Brodies partner, dispute resolution & litigation), James Roscoe (Brodies partner, real estate), Bruce Stephen (Head of Banking & Finance, Brodies), Christine O’Neill (Chairman, Brodies) and Hilary Strong (Managing Director of Acorn Productions and a member of the British Legal Awards judging panel).

Brodies was named UK Law Firm of the Year by an independent judging panel, chaired by Alasdair Douglas, Chairman, City of London Law Society, on the basis of its organic growth, expanding client base and legal expertise. Announcing the award, the judging panel said: “Strong growth in client numbers, headcount and turnover have cemented this firm's position as a leading firm in its market.” Christine O’Neill, Chairman of Brodies, was presented with a trophy by Hilary Strong, Managing Director of Acorn Productions and one of the judges.

Bill Drummond, Managing Partner of Brodies, said: “We're obviously delighted to be singled out in this way and would like to thank the large number of knowledgeable people - peers, experts, clients and commentators - who have experienced or taken a look at what we do. We'll continue to put clients at the heart of all we do and aim to ensure that if they're doing business in or from Scotland, they find us relevant, reliable and rigorous in representing their interests from start to finish."

The accolade follows the presentation earlier this week of the Legal 500 Scottish Firm of the Year Award to Brodies after it led the field for the quality of its legal services in the latest edition of the independent legal directory. The award, which was presented to Bill Drummond, Managing Partner of Brodies, recognises excellence in the legal profession and is based on a rigorous independent research process which canvasses the views of clients and lawyers across the country. Brodies is currently ranked top tier in 28 practice areas in the independent legal directories and has more Tier 1 and 2 rankings than any other firm in Scotland. In addition, Brodies has more lawyers ranked as leading individuals than any other firm in Scotland.

Brodies unremitting focus on delivering legal services of the very highest quality has also won the firm plaudits from Who's Who Legal, which named Brodies Scotland Law Firm of the Year 2014 (the fifth time that Brodies has received this accolade) and Business Insider, which named Brodies’ corporate & commercial team Legal Advisor of the Year 2014 at its Deals and Dealmakers Awards.

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