Bristol-based Osborne Clarke named UK’s leading law firm at British Legal Awards
Osborne Clarke stood out to the judges for ‘its progressive and innovative use of technology, clear understanding of the importance of diversity and social mobility, decarbonisation and sustainability and the actions it takes in these areas.’
Judges also reported the firm has made significant progress over the past year and half across a number of key areas including legal expertise, innovation, strategic vision, winning business, client care, employee development, financial performance and a commitment to CSR.
Ray Berg, UK managing partner at Osborne Clarke said: “I am proud to receive this award because we’re being recognised for doing the right thing and not just talking about it. Yes we want to be a successful business, but equally, we want to do it with kindness and humanity for our people and our clients. This is an award we can all take great pride in.”
Lara Burch, head of the Bristol office, said: “We’re thrilled to receive such a significant award from the legal community. This award wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of our people and the support of our clients, so I want to pass on a special thank you to each and every one of them.
“It’s particularly gratifying that the judges have recognised our diversity and sustainability work. As a firm we’ve been working hard to develop projects which support our aims in these two key areas.
“In Bristol we take our role as business leaders very seriously, and we believe our work will also be of great benefit to the wider communities we serve.”
Partner Nikki Worden (pictured) accepted the award on behalf of Osborne Clarke.