26 June 2019
Clifford Chance scoops Law Firm of the Year at Lawyer Awards 2019
Clifford Chance took home the coveted Law Firm of the Year Award at the 2019 Lawyer Awards ceremony held on 25th June in London in association with Travellers.
The prestigious award, which recognises the firm's strength across practice areas, was one of two picked up on the night, with the Finance team also being named 'Team of the Year' in recognition of their work on the restructuring of high street retailer House of Fraser.
The firm's Real Estate (highly commended) and Energy & Infrastructure teams were also shortlisted for 'Team of the Year', along with our Property Litigation team who were commended in the Litigation Team of the Year category for their work on a stand-out piece of property litigation.
London Managing Partner Michael Bates commented: "We are delighted to have been named Law Firm of the Year in recognition of an exceptional twelve months for Clifford Chance. We are proud to have been identified by The Lawyer Awards as a truly international firm committed to continually innovating and to advancing diversity and inclusion. Congratulations and thank you to everyone involved."
Alice Jefferis, co-chair of the UK chapter of the firm's recently launched global gender parity group Accelerate>>> added: "On the day we launched Accelerate>>>, I was asked ‘why?’. The answer I gave was because I wanted to work somewhere that makes me proud to work there. It was a privilege to be at the awards this evening and amazing that we were recognised for everything we do including in the diversity and inclusion space."
Now in their 25th year, The Lawyer Awards celebrate stand-out teams and transactions across the legal profession and are widely recognised as industry-leading.