OC, Mishcon, DLA Piper and CC major winners at 2015 Legal Business Awards

OC, Mishcon, DLA Piper and CC major winners at 2015 Legal Business Awards

Osborne Clarke (OC), Mishcon de Reya and Clifford Chance (CC) were among the major winners at the 2015 Legal Business Awards, with DLA Piper global co-chair Sir Nigel Knowles handed a special one-off award for industry-defining achievement marking the 25th anniversary of Legal Business.

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Quality, outside scrutiny and Paxman – the LB Awards loom

Quality, outside scrutiny and Paxman – the LB Awards loom

Fantastic as I look in a DJ, I wouldn’t say by character I’m a natural awards-type person but I have always said that if you are going to do an awards ceremony, there’s no point unless you do it really well. And doing it well means putting your shoulder to the wheel in the research and judging. Which brings me to the 18th Legal Business Awards, which we will be holding later this month.

While we have traditionally judged the awards internally, it had long been my intention to set up an external judging panel to bring in outside scrutiny and increase the rigour of the process. Though we have always put a lot of effort into drawing up the shortlists and selecting the winners, inevitably having knowledgeable outsiders keeps you on your toes, increases the focus on the process and makes it harder to be swayed by personal bias.

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Mishcon, Latham and OC up against City elite as shortlists announced for 2015 Legal Business Awards

Mishcon, Latham and OC up against City elite as shortlists announced for 2015 Legal Business Awards

Clifford Chance (CC), Mishcon de Reya, Osborne Clarke and DLA Piper are among those vying to win prizes at what promises to be the largest-ever Legal Business Awards.

The firms are among those nominated as we unveil the shortlists today (9 March) for the awards ahead of the ceremony, which will be held on 24 March at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London. Continue reading “Mishcon, Latham and OC up against City elite as shortlists announced for 2015 Legal Business Awards”

Could it be your year? Nominations are open for the Legal Business Awards 2015

Could it be your year? Nominations are open for the Legal Business Awards 2015

Now is the time to demonstrate how your firm, chambers or in-house team has positioned itself ahead of the pack this year: nominations are open for the most prestigious showcase of talent in the industry, the Legal Business Awards 2015.

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