Global law firm Clyde & Co was last night named 'Law Firm of the Year' at the annual The Lawyer Awards.
The award, one of the most sought-after in the industry, recognises the firm that has performed most strongly on a number of measures. It is selected by a panel of judges, including numerous clients.
Clyde & Co Senior Partner James Burns said: "We are absolutely delighted to have won this prestigious award and are grateful to The Lawyer and the judges for recognising us in this way."
Chief Executive Peter Hasson added: "This award is testament to the collective performance of all of our people over the past year."
The judges recognised Clyde & Co as being a success story for the UK legal market, highlighting the firm's consistently strong financial performance and successful sector-driven international expansion in line with a clear strategy.
In addition to winning the headline award, Clyde & Co was also shortlisted for Litigation Team of the Year. The Clinical Negligence team, led by partner Claire Petts, was recognised for its work in achieving a landmark judgment for an NHS trust, which could save the health service hundreds of millions of pounds.
Earlier this year James Burns was awarded 'Management Partner of the Year' at the Legal Business Awards.