The 20th anniversary of The Lawyer Awards, in association with Travelers, took London’s Grosvenor House Hotel by storm last night, with those attending being rewarded with the promise of a kiss by the evening’s host, Joanna Lumley.
Trailblazing firm RPC was the ultimate victor, taking home the Law Firm of the Year gong in recognition of its financial and strategic achievements over the past two years.
The judges were impressed that managing partner Jonathan Watmough had managed to turn the firm around, repositioning it away from its insurance roots and bringing in top level recruits in a bid to shake up its client list.
Elsewhere, Birmingham-headquartered No 5 Chambers took the Chambers of the Year award, commended for its ability to innovate in the face of ongoing commercial pressures.
Other winners included Ashurst, Bevan Brittan, Herbert Smith Freehills and Jones Day to name a few. The full list of winners can be found here.
Congratulations to all. Here’s to another memorable 12 months.
Also on TheLawyer.com:
- Berwin Leighton Paisner’s legal contractor Lawyers on Demand has launched a Manchester hub as part of the firm’s move into the region
- Baker & McKenzie has promoted 65 lawyers and other professionals across 32 offices to its partnership
- Bird & Bird has posted a revenue rise of 4 per cent from £249m to £259m