Shakespeare Martineau has won the prestigious ‘Law Firm of the Year’ award at one of the sector’s most highly regarded family law events. The LexisNexis Family Law Awards 2020 took place on 25th November, with the firm scooping the coveted title.

Taking the top spot, Shakespeare Martineau was celebrated for its excellent client service, acting on some of the most complex national and international family matters of the past year. Its rapid and comprehensive response to the COVID-19 pandemic was also recognised, acknowledging its broad range of free seminars on offer to clients within days, and its free information help line.

The awards are in their 11th year and, for the first time, were held virtually. They celebrate the contributions of lawyers, barristers, and family law professionals to the complex world of family law.  Over 500 guests were in attendance at the virtual event which, even online, captured the excitement of the occasion.

The judging panel was made up of members from the Association of Lawyers for Children, the Family Bar Association, Resolution, the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, and the family legal press.

Helen Bowns, national head of the family team at Shakespeare Martineau, said, 

“We are absolutely thrilled and delighted to have won this prestigious award. To be recognised by our peers for the complex and vital work we do, making huge differences to the lives of our clients and their families is gratifying and hugely rewarding.

“Our wonderful team is a delight to be part of and to have won the award in this, the most trying of years for many of our clients, is testament to their expertise, empathy and dedication. Many congratulations to all the other winners and shortlisted nominees”.

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