Lawyer of the Year sponsored by The Law Society of Scotland
Winner: Simon Allison, Blackadders LLP
For leadership, significant progress and awareness in employment team
Blackadders are delighted to announce that our Partner Simon Allison recieved the country's top individual law accolade at the Scott + Co Scottish Legal Awards 2018.
Upon recievieng the award Simon said: “I am very humbled to have won the Scott & Co Legal Award 2018 - Lawyer of the Year Award. The Legal Awards is an outstanding event which encourages and recognises legal excellence.
“I would like to take the opportunity to pay tribute to the exceptional group of finalists for the Lawyer of the Year category. Also I would like to dedicate this award to the team for all the support and assistance which they have given me in the past twelve months. I work with a great group of people of whom I am very, very proud.”
Simon, who had also been a finalist in the previous year’s awards, has promised to take his employment law team to see a Real Madrid match as a celebration of their success in winning the award.
Scott & Co Scottish Legal Awards judging panel praised Simon’s achievements, saying: “It was a very difficult category this year and every finalist had achieved significant amount of progress in their chosen speciality.
“The judges ultimately felt that the individual who had overcome the most challenging of years should receive the award. In this winner they found a motivational leader, a humble lawyer and an innovator that has gained the respect of staff and clients alike.”