Norton Rose wins The Lawyer’s top HR accolade for work on Flex

For its work on this programme and also the preliminary work of integrating Australian firm Deacons, Norton Rose scooped HR Team of the Year.

In a glittering ceremony at Grosvenor House Hotel last night, the firm also won the award for talent management and retention.

London HR head Lak Purewal said: “We’ve worked on some very exciting and innovative HR initiatives over the last year and it’s great for Norton Rose and the HR team to get this recognition”.

The Lawyer HR Awards, now in its fourth year, is the only event of its kind dedicated to people management.

The winners in full are:

Best graduate trainee recruitment campaign
Sponsored by The College of Law
Browne Jacobson Winner
Clarke Willmott Finalist
Linklaters Finalist
Lovells Finalist
   
Most effective internal communication
Sponsored by Chadwick Nott
Addleshaw Goddard Winner
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Highly Commended
Clarke Willmott Finalist
Norton Rose Finalist
   
Best in-house/public sector HR initiative
Sponsored by Robert Walters
Standard Chartered Bank Winner
HANSON Highly Commended
Barclays Capital Finalist
Deutsche Bank Finalist
   
Best website
Sponsored by iLaw
Lovells Winner
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Finalist
Linklaters Finalist
   
Most effective employee benefits scheme
Sponsored by Portus Consulting
   
Linklaters Winner
Farrer & Co Highly Commended
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Finalist
Trowers & Hamlins Finalist
   
Best corporate responsibility initiative
Sponsored by Frazer Jones
Simmons & Simmons Winner
Allen & Overy Finalist
Bird & Bird Finalist
Eversheds Finalist
Lovells Finalist
SJ Berwin Finalist
   
Innovation in talent management & retention
Sponsored by National College of Legal Training
Norton Rose Winner
Linklaters Highly Commended
Berwin Leighton Paisner Finalist
Bird & Bird Finalist
Field Fisher Waterhouse Finalist
Pinsent Masons Finalist
   
Most effective diversity programme
Sponsored by BPP Law School
Addleshaw Goddard Winner
Herbert Smith Highly Commended
Pinsent Masons Highly Commended
Baker & McKenzie Finalist
Berwin Leighton Paisner Finalist
Eversheds Finalist
   
Most innovative recruitment initiative
Sponsored by Hays
CMS Cameron McKenna Winner
Berwin Leighton Paisner Finalist
Bird & Bird Finalist
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Finalist
   
Award for excellence in training
Sponsored by Kaplan Law School
Berwin Leighton Paisner Winner
Hill Dickinson Finalist
Linklaters Finalist
Mills & Reeve Finalist
Ogier Finalist
Pinsent Masons Finalist
   
HR Director of the Year
Sponsored by Blackbridge
Joanna Parker, Clarke Willmott Winner
Charlie Keeling, Field Fisher Waterhouse Highly Commended
Martin Blackburn, Baker & McKenzie Finalist
Neil Middleton, Capsticks Solicitors Finalist
Lak Purewal, Norton Rose Finalist
Kay Willis, Lovells Finalist
   
HR team of the year
Sponsored by First Counsel
Norton Rose Winner
Pinsent Masons Highly Commended
Clarke Willmott Finalist
Field Fisher Waterhouse Finalist
Linklaters Finalist
Taylor Wessing Finalist