Last night, the Scott & Company Legal Awards 2017 took place at the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh. Over 70 entries made the shortlist in a year which attracted a consistently high number of firms. Blackadders were one of 40 firms named as finalists and were ultimately crowned winners of the Excellence in Client Care Award 2017.
In support of this award, clients had stated that the Blackadders’ employment team are “the best in their field”, “highly efficient and very approachable” as well as “cost effective and extremely knowledgeable”.
“Nothing is ever too much trouble for the team and they always go above and beyond what is expected of them. They provide as close to a 24/7 service as I have encountered and we would not consider using anyone else.”
“The team are refreshingly different from their competitors and are forward-thinking, approachable and enthusiastic. The team’s blogs and tweets are always relevant, relatable and entertaining.”
The judging panel stated that the judging process had been very difficult, given the high calibre of entries in all categories. However, ultimately, the panel felt that the Blackadders’ employment team were the best in their category. In addition to dealing with a number of “high value cases” over the past twelve months and giving an excellent client care service, the judges stated that Blackadders’ employment team offered “a fresh and innovative approach” to employment law which made them stand out as leaders in their field.
Simon Allison, Head of the Employment Team, stated that he was surprised and extremely honoured to have won the award, given the high standard of the fellow finalists. He dedicated the award to his team on the basis that they had worked exceptionally well together on various projects over the past year and were, in his view, thoroughly deserving of the award.
In addition to this award, Andrew Wallace won the Highly Commended Award for Rising Star of the Year 2017.
Last year, Simon took the team to Dublin to celebrate their success at the Legal Awards. 2016. Prior to the 2017 awards ceremony, Simon had taken a bet with his team that, if they won, he would take them on the Game of Thrones tour in Belfast but that, if they lost, they would be doing the Eight Peaks Challenge with him. Last night’s result spells an expensive month for Simon (who was last seen googling the cheapest means of transport to get to Westeros).
Well done Simon, Jack and Andrew – Excellence in Client Care Award 2017 and Rising Star of the Year Award 2017!