The Lawyer Awards 2012: Mishcon de Reya, Brick Court scoop top prizes By The Lawyer 27 June 2012 09:00 17 December 2015 12:52 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 27 June 2012 at 12:01 Well done to all the winners. Does anybody else think this looks a little odd… Competition/Regulatory Team of the Year Winner: Ashurst, Baker & McKenzie, Burges Salmon, Hogan Lovells, Norton Rose 2: Bevan Brittan 3: Berwin Leighton Paisner Reply Link Dayglo Dave 27 June 2012 at 15:53 Does anyone, The Lawyer excepted, really take any notice of these awards? With so many prizes on offer, it all looks a bit meaningless. Glad I wasn’t invited to the ceremony. Sounds about as exciting as someone reciting a telephone directory. By this time next week will anyone, apart from the recipient, know who got what award? Reply Link Jason 27 June 2012 at 15:59 damn, i’ll win one year! Reply Link Anonymous 27 June 2012 at 16:14 My firm actually won one of the awards.Whilst there is always a cynicism about these things,I can genuinely say that winning has made everyone feel better about what we have been trying to do as a business in very difficult economic circumstances.Well done to all the winners. Reply Link Anonymous 27 June 2012 at 16:30 Why is it “odd” that those placed in the competition/regulatory team? Reply Link chesney the magic octopus 27 June 2012 at 16:38 I wonder whether Kevin Steele accepted the award on behalf of Mishcon? Reply Link Law Rocks 27 June 2012 at 17:04 Never mind the awards, what were the bands like? Reply Link Mr Cheese 27 June 2012 at 17:12 Awards ceremonies are awful (whether as a sponsor, winner or loser, or waiter). But that little piece of worthless plastic will be referred to by the firms that win it until the end of the world on websites, brochures etc, and some will stick the award in the lobby to impress clients like showing mummy their school pottery project. For the magazines it’s just an easy (slightly sleazy) way to get cash out of the firms. Not edifying, not meaningful, but it makes sheds of money for Centaur, Legal Week, Legal Business, Chambers etc…….Basically, it’s a load of sad bollxxks from start to finish, but then again, it goes with the territory…. welcome to the City. Reply Link Anonymous 27 June 2012 at 17:18 the awards might appear more meaningful if there was an explanation of what each firm had done to earn them – otherwise it looks a bit arbitrary Reply Link Anonymous 28 June 2012 at 12:01 Well allegedly Mishcon it’s for strategic vision that saw it trim some of the fat off profits during the recession to reinvest in the firm, transform its career structure to include the roles of legal director and associate, and launch the Mishcon Development Programme and Mishcon in Practice, a training programme that nurtures all fee-earners and support staff with management responsibilities. So.. not for being the best law firm in terms of legal advice then.. although I am sure some will misunderstand the title “Law Firm of the Year” Reply Link Anonymous 3 July 2012 at 11:24 Anon 27 June 4.30pm, I suggest you look a little more carefully. Out of 7 firms, 5 came (jointly) in first place. Ergo BLP were actually ranked last out of 7, but awarded 3rd. That is strange. Is there a reason? Reply Link Anonymous 3 July 2012 at 13:13 I am not sure what the judging criteria were, but surely being in the press should not be one of them, as said of Mr. Jay QC, particularly as it is the press he is supposedly holding to account. There are many who believe he was not up to the job of lead counsel for this Inquiry, having no knowledge of media law. This has caused problems in the Inquiry. He knows so little about media law that the newspaper lawyers have been running circles around him. He once referred to Associaed Newspapers as Associated Press Reply Link Anonymous 3 July 2012 at 13:22 The degree of cynicism in the readers’ comments above is extreme. To fight cynicism with cynicism: sore losers?! Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.