21 Oct 2010
Eversheds scoops top prize at the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards
- International law firm named Most Innovative Law Firm
- Eversheds takes top spot in the FT Law 50 report
International law firm Eversheds has been named the Most Innovative Law Firm at the prestigious FT Innovative Lawyers Awards. The firm was ranked number one in the FT Law 50 report, the Financial Times’ ranking of Europe’s most innovative law firms, knocking Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer off the top spot.
The awards highlight the changing face of the legal industry in light of the recession, with winners being commended for international, collaborative and truly innovative solutions.
Reena SenGupta, managing director of RSG Consulting and judge of the awards, commented:
“This year’s FT Law 50 index of the most innovative law firms in Europe sees Eversheds move into pole position. The firm has a track record of being first in a variety of ways. Just three years ago, Helen Mahy, general counsel of National Grid, the UK energy utility, referred to Eversheds as the ‘new kid on the block’. It has grown into an adult firm in Europe, with a genuine commitment to trying to do things differently.”
Graham Richardson, the newly appointed Head of Innovation and Business Transformation at Eversheds, said:
“Innovation is at the core of our strategy and at the heart of our international operations and client service. We accept this award as recognition that as a firm, we have adapted, improved and grown from the national UK law firm that we once were, to an international firm that has put the foundations in place to create a law firm for the next generation. This prestigious award is testament to our hard work, commitment to quality and passion which makes us the most innovative law firm in Europe.”
Eversheds also stood out in categories across the board, gaining recognition for Innovation in Client Services, Innovation in Climate Change & Sustainable Energy and Innovation in Law Firm Efficiency. The firm was also came second in the Innovation in Law Firms Brands.
Eversheds LLP and its world wide offices have over 4,500 people who provide services to the private and public sector business and finance community. Access to all these services is provided through 49 international offices in 29 jurisdictions. Eversheds combines local market knowledge and access with the specialisms, resources and international capability of one of the world's largest law firms.