The Scottish Legal Awards are the first and foremost national awards celebration for the legal industry.
Now entering its 14th year, the programme has rewarded the achievements of individuals, firms and teams. Judged by a panel of independent experts from business, law and politics, the programme is rigorous, fair and free from commercial influence.
Thanks to our headline sponsors Scott + Co and to premium sponsors Bank of Scotland, Wolffe and The Scotsman for their continued support this year and a warm welcome to our new sponsor, Frasia Wright Associates. We have already received fantastic awards support with 8 other businesses also continuing to support the programme.
Joy McLaughlin, Director of Scott+Co, the headline sponsors for the Scottish Legal Awards, commented;
“Launching the 14th year of the Scottish Legal Awards in 2015 is particularly rewarding in the context of many exciting changes and challenges facing the industry.
“Having just renewed our sponsorship of this important programme for another three years, we are very much looking forward to reviewing entries in a refreshed list of categories. We wish all entrants the very best of luck.”
Now entrants have nearly 10 weeks to carefully craft their entries considering their key achievements as teams and the outstanding individual achievements of key individuals.
35 firms have been revealed as finalists in the Scott + Co Scottish Legal Awards 2016, the prestigious awards programme celebrated by the Scottish legal profession.
59 entries made the shortlist in a year which attracted a consistently high number of firms in the awards 13 year history.
The most popular categories proved to be a new category for Excellence in Client Care, followed closely by Community Contribution. High interest was also noted in Rising Star of the Year, Litigation Team of the Year and Support Team of the Year.
The decisions on the winners have been agreed by a 12-strong judging panel chaired for the first time by Shonaig Macpherson.
The winners will be announced the black tie awards dinner on Thursday 24 March 2016 at the Assembly Rooms in George Street, Edinburgh.
The awards are operated in support of It’s Good 2 Give and LawWorks Scotland.