At a packed Lawyer Awards ceremony last week, Berwin Leighton Paisner triumphed over a stellar shortlist to become Law Firm of the Year. The judges said: “Berwin Leighton Paisner has succeeded in the mid-market like few other firms and has the results to show for it.”
Hosting the event was Alastair Campbell, who presented the award of Public Sector Team of the Year to the Hutton Inquiry team – despite quipping that it had “ruined” his summer. James Dingemans QC, accepting the award on behalf of the team, got perhaps the biggest cheer of the night.
Weil Gotshal & Manges scooped US Firm of the Year and Partner of the Year in the shape of Mike Francies, while Richard Latham QC won Barrister of the Year. Channel 4, Benfield Group and Citigroup took the top in-house awards for TMT, commerce and banking respectively.
For the full list of winners and reports go to Winners List here