Meet the innovators: The Lawyer Business Leadership Awards

Watch the highlights of the night from the extraordinary business innovators who won top accolades at The Lawyer Business Leadership Awards this year.

The Lawyer Business Leadership Awards brought together around 500 attendees to celebrate excellence in management and operational work, and saw CMS pick up the Business Leadership Team of the Year thanks to its streamlined strategy aimed at improving client focus while increasing profitability.

The award was the culmination of a strategy review at CMS that focused on two clear objectives: to win more work from its existing key accounts and strengthen its offering through global and domestic expansion.

Other big winners on the night were Mayer Brown COO Annette Sheridan who picked up the Business Leader of the Year award, and Weightmans, for excellence in training and talent management. Keystone Law won both the marketing and communications team of the year and innovation in agile working prize.

This year’s judging panel included deputy general counsel Katharine Bellau, PayPal UK head of legal Tom Brown and Lloyds Banking Group general counsel Kate Cheetham, among others.