The Lawyer Awards Winners

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  • Ogier - 3rd! After their performance this week in relation to their employees, they should have the third place taken away!

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  • What a surprise - another year, another pile of nonsensey Londoncentric mutual backslapping.

    Are London lawyers worried that clients might discover there is legal life outside the city, where they can get lawyers who are just as sharp for 1/3 of the price? The patronising "best regional firm (as long as you're in England) - well done YOU" category doesn't really help.

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  • In total agreement with Esther.

    Where are Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton for niche, Latham & Watkins for litigation, Skadden Arps or McCarthy Tétrault for International law firms? and Olswang for competition? Please. Cleary are the home of EU Competition laws, and still don't begin to scratch Herbert Smith's competition activity, yet somehow they've only been shortlisted

    It's time you look beyond the Londoncentric and actually realise there're plenty of firms out there worth recognising.

    How about some of the large continental European firms? Gianni, Origoni, Grippo & Partners? CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre? Cuatrecasas? Haarmann Hemmelrath?

    If none of these ring any bells you're not fit to hold Lawyer Awards. Ever.

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  • Erm, I was actually thinking of British firms outside of London/England but I respect your thinking on an international scale, Zaid :o)

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  • Zaid, you're not seriously suggesting Freshfields and Slaughter & May have crap competition teams are you?

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  • Errrr,,, Haarman is an ex-firm. It has ceased to be.

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  • It would be nice to have a "Trainee of the Year" award added to the roster.

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  • How London-centric are these awards when Mr. Davis at Dewey & LeBoeuf gets into the top 3 of partner of the year? He's a NY partner who hardly sets foot in London.

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  • This is very interesting but it is rather Londoncentric. An award for Regional Barrister and Regional Barristers chambers of the year would provide some greater balance and perhaps even interest.

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  • And anything more than a passing reference to Scotland would be nice.

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  • How odd to see the comparatively small Carson McDowell, which only has an office in Belfast (Northern Ireland) making it onto the regional firm of the year list. Especially as Cleaver Fulton Rankin and L'Estrange and Brett are usually seen as the top two in NI.

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  • Shouldn't this really be the Marketing Lawyer Awards - seeing how firms nominate themselves?

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  • Ogier winning third spot has not gone down well in Jersey following its recent announcement to make 17 redundant. It is losing its way in Jersey like the previous law firm that occupied 44 Esplanade (Crills). I am not sure if all the other Jersey law firms entered but I am surprised by Bedell, Mourant and Ozannes not being listed - I suspect that they did not enter.

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  • Those who complain about the London-centric nature of the awards miss the fact that London is the most significant centre for legal services in the UK, let alone all of Europe, and one of the most important commercial centres in the world so it is not at all surprising that London gets such billing.

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  • yawn

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  • London isn't the only legal centre. I appreciate that those firms who are named (probably) deserve recognition but the awards fail to recognise the talent that exists outside of London and have become stale.

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  • The deals that take place outside of London do not have the magnitude and global significance of those that do. Fact.
    There is already an award for regional/national law firm of the year so stop whining for goodness sake.
    Yaaawwwwnnnnnn !
    “And the global lawyer of the year award goes to…… Mr McGee from Dundee for his outstanding probate work for Mrs McFee. Her Cat is most grateful.”

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  • Not really sure when the last time you dealt with a firm in Belfast was. Legal market has changed slightly as Carson McDowell would be highly regarded along with Tughans and to a lesser extent L'Estrange and Bertt as the top three firms in the city.
    PS the craic is mighty in Belfast.

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  • The Lawyer Awards are to the majority of the profession what the world series is to UK baseball - unrepresentative, marginal, elitist and just plain irrelevant to real firms at the sharp end or anywhere outside of the city commuter belt. And if you muzzle me again over this you only prove my point!

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  • Not sure why there are so many of you complaining about the London-centric vibe of the Awards. Haven't you regional lawyers got any work to do?

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  • To the brainwashed Londo-centric weasle who posted today at 3.36pm anonymously I'd say: yes, we have got work to do - we're taking yours as we have better systems, better prices and a better client profile. We don't need to sack everyone to keep our PEP from crashing through the floor - we earn ours through fairly priced fees not from sending trainees to the workhouse

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  • the trouble with you provincials is you moan too much. London is a WORLD CITY only rivalled by New York. Get back to Preston or Solihull, 'tards.

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  • Mr X's friend, the craic's hardly great in Belfast given that its legal sector is circling the drain. Virtually every trainee from last year, and no doubt this year, is working for free and getting no worthwhile experience.
    Everyone involved seems to be turning a blind eye too, I'd imagine the wave of bankrupt newly qualifieds in the next few years will be having the craic indeed.

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  • Angela - a passing reference to where?

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  • I see from The Lawyer Awards "Chambers of the Year" citations that Hardwicke Building (3rd place) "has repositioned itself as a business with the sole aim of growing profitability". No suggestion of seeking justice, then?

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