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Scottish Legal Awards Winners

  • HARPER MACLEOD WINS BANK OF SCOTLAND FIRM OF THE YEAR

 

  • STEPHEN GIBB OF SHEPHERD AND WEDDERBURN RECEIVES CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

 

  • ANNE DICK OF FAMILY LAW MATTERS RECEIVES LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

The Scottish legal industry gathered in good spirits on Thursday 24th March 2016 to celebrate the winners in the 13th Annual Scott + Co Scottish Legal Awards.

 

At a sell-out event at the Edinburgh Assembly Rooms, 16 firms collected awards with Harper Macleod, picking up the top award as Bank of Scotland Firm of the Year.

 

Badenoch & Clark Employment Team of the Year

Nominees:

Simpson & Marwick

Thompsons Solicitors

Winner:

Simpson & Marwick

Energy Team of the Year sponsored by Wolffe

Nominees:

Davidson Chalmers LLP

Gillespie Macandrew LLP

Winner:

Gillespie Macandrew LLP

Community Contribution

Nominees:

Allan McDougall

Digby Brown LLP

Dundas & Wilson

Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP

MacPhee & Partners

Shepherd and Wedderburn

Winner:

Digby Brown LLP

Family Law Team

Nominees:

Harper Macleod LLP

HBM Sayers

Winner:

Harper Macleod LLP

Millar & Bryce Innovation Award

Nominees:

Dundas & Wilson

McEwan Fraser Legal

Winner:

McEwan Fraser Legal

Litigation team of the Year

Nominees:

Shoosmiths

Allan McDougall

Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP

Livingstone Brown Solicitors

Mackinnons

Morisons LLP

Simpson & Marwick

Winner:

Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP

Paralegal of the Year

Nominees:

Anna Dabrowska, Caritas Legal – WINNER

Kelie Cooper, MacPhee & Partners – HIGHLY COMMENDED

Winner:

Anna Dabrowska, Caritas Legal

Highly Commended:  Kelie Cooper, MacPhee & Partners

Hotel Missoni Private Client Team of the Year

Nominees:

Shoosmiths

Caritas Legal

Winner:

Shoosmiths

Pro Bono Award

Nominees:

DLA Piper Scotland LLP

Faculty of Advocates Free Legal Services Unit

Shepherd and Wedderburn – WINNER

Winner:

Shepherd and Wedderburn

Highly Commended: Faculty of Advocates Free Legal Services Unit

The National Association of Estate Agents Residential Property Team of the Year

Nominees:

Blair Cadell

Harper Macleod LLP

McEwan Fraser Legal

McQueen Legal

Simpson & Marwick

Winner:

Simpson & Marwick

The Law Society of Scotland Rising Star of the Year

Nominees:

Philip Hall, ACH Shoosmiths

Greg Flett, Davidson Chalmers LLP

Laura Sillars, Gildeas Solicitors

Mark Allison, Livingstone Brown

Alexander Lamley, McClure Naismith

Keith Anderson, Morisons LLP

Scott Whyte, Watermans Solicitors

Winner:

Alexander Lamley, McClure Naismith

Specialist Lawyer of the Year

Nominees:

Lorna Brown, Caritas Legal

Andy Drane, Davidson Chalmers LLP

Stuart Easton, Eastons Private Client Solicitors

Andrew Pollock, Peacock Johnston

Neil Waterman, Watermans Solicitors

 

Winner:

Andy Drane, Davidson Chalmers LLP

Highly Commended: Lorna Brown, Caritas Legal

Cameron Presentations Support Team of the Year

Nominees:

Digital Typeline Publications Ltd

Gildeas Solicitors

HBM Sayers

Scotia Law Training Ltd

The Cashroom Ltd

Winner:

The Cashroom Ltd

 

Highly Commended – HBM Sayers

Barr Printers Trainee Employer of the Year

Nominees:

Dundas & Wilson

Watermans Solicitors

 

Winner:

Dundas & Wilson

In House Legal Team of the Year

Nominees:

City of Edinburgh Council

Life Technologies Limited

Skyscanner Ltd

Winner:

City of Edinburgh Council

The Scotsman Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominees:

Chosen by the judging panel

 

 

 

Winner:

Mr Adrian Ward MBE

Bank of Scotland Managing Partner of the Year

Nominees:

Chosen by the judging panel

 

 

Winner:

Bill Drummond, Brodies LLP

DX Firm of the Year

Nominees:

Harper Macleod LLP

McEwan Fraser Legal

Simpson & Marwick

Winner:

Harper Macleod LLP