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Awards

 

 

2018

Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards 2018
Shortlisted for:
Diversity law firm of the year
HR professional of the year
Marketing executive of the year

FT Innovative Lawyer Awards Europe 2018
Highly commended for:
New Markets and Capital

Commended for:
Dispute Resolution
Business Service and Delivery Models
Collaboration
Technology

LaingBuisson Awards
Shortlisted for: Legal Advisor - Independent

Asian Legal Business Awards, Hong Kong 2018
Winner of:
Construction Law Firm of the Year

British Legal IT Awards 2018
Shortlisted for:
Excellence in IT Security

African Legal Awards 2018
Shortlisted for:
Energy & Natural Resources team of the year
Transportation and Infrastructure team of the year

FT Innovative Lawyer Asia Pacific 2018
Ranked among the ten most innovative firms in APAC

Winner of:
Accessing new markets and capital
Talent, strategy and changing behaviour

Tolley's Taxation Awards 2018
Winner of:
Best Financial Services Tax Practice

The Lawyer Awards 2018
Winner of:
Law Firm of the Year

Shortlisted for:
Most Innovative use of Technology
Corporate team of the Year
IP or IT team of the Year
Excellence in diversity & inclusion

Middle East Legal Awards 2018
Winner of:
Real Estate team of the Year

Legal Business Awards 2018
Winner of:
Energy & Infrastructure Team of the Year

Shortlisted for:
Legal Innovator of the Year
Corporate Team of the Year

Taxation Awards 2018
Winner of:
Best Financial Services Tax Practice

HR in Law Awards 2018
Shortlisted for:
Outstanding Employee Engagement
Best Health & Wellbeing Initiative
Best CSR Initiative
HR Team of the Year

Legal Cheek Awards 2018
Winner of:
Best Law Firm for Tech 2018

2017

Scottish Diversity Awards 2017
Winner of:
Diversity Initiative in Law

Qatar Business Law Awards 2017
Winner of:
TMT Team of the Year
Construction and Litigation Team of the Year

Turnaround, Restructuring and Insolvency Awards 2017
Winner of:
Insolvency Law firm of the Year

British Legal Awards 2017
Winner of:
M&A Team of the Year (Medium-Sized Deal) 
Property Team of the Year
TMT Team of the Year

FT Innovative Lawyer Awards Europe 2017
Ranked among the ten most Innovative Law Firms in Europe

Highly Commended for:
Innovation in Technology
Innovation in New Business & Service Delivery

Commended for:
Innovation in Dispute Resolution
Innovation in Driving Value
Innovation in Enabling Business Growth
Innovation in Supporting Start-ups

FT Innovative Lawyers Awards Asia 2017
Shortlisted for:
Innovation in Business of Law
Innovation in Legal Expertise

 

The Lawyer Awards 2017
Shortlisted for:
Law Firm of the Year
Corporate Team of the Year
Best Client Service Innovation

Asian Legal Business South East Asia Awards 2017
Winner of:
Construction Law Firm of the Year

Who's Who Legal Awards 2017
Winner of:
Construction Law Firm of the Year

Legal Week Innovation Awards 2017
Winner of:
Diversity Innovation

Shortlisted for:
Future of Legal Services
Knowledge Management Innovation
HR Innovation
Training Innovation

Legal Island Awards 2017
Winner of:
Diversity & Inclusion: Private Sector

Legal Business Awards 2017
Shortlisted for:
Energy & Infrastructure Team of the Year
Legal Innovator of the Year
Management Partner of the Year

Asian Legal Business 2017
Listed in:
Innovation list 2017

GAR Awards 2017
Shortlisted for:
Best development of 2016: Queen Mary and Pinsent Masons

HealthInvestor Awards 2017
Shortlisted for:
PPP
Private
Transactional Private
Transactional Public

 

Birmingham Law Society Awards 2017
Winner of:
Partner of the Year: Rebecca Warren

Shortlisted for:
Law Firm of the Year

 

2016

Legal Week British Legal Awards 2016
Winner of:
Law Firm of the Year

Shortlisted for:
Energy & Infrastructure team of the year

JUVE 2016
Winner of:
Firm of the Year - south Germany

The Education Investor Awards
Advisory and finance finalist for:
Legal advisors - deal making
Legal advisors - to education institutions

FT Innovative Lawyers Awards Europe 2016
Ranked among the five most Innovative Law Firms in Europe 

Winner of:
Innovation in Business Development and Knowledge Management

Ranked 'standout' for:
Innovation in Technology and Data Analytics 

Highly Commended for:
Innovation in HR
Innovation in Culture, Brand and Strategy
Innovation in Speed and Process

Commended for:
Innovation in Restructuring and Reorganisation
Innovation in Technology and Data Analytics

The Lawyer Business Leadership Awards 2016
Winner of:
Innovation in Pricing
Innovation in Financial Management

Shortlisted for:
Best Diversity Initiative
Best Big Data Initiative
Innovation in Financial Management
Most Innovative Client-facing Technology
Innovation in Pricing
Best Marketing/Communications Campaign
Best Service Quality Innovation
Best Talent Initiative
Business Services Team of the Year

Insolvency and Rescue Awards 2016
Shortlisted for:
Corporate Restructuring Lawyer of the Year - Steven Cottee
Rising Star - Laurie Murphy

IFLR Middle East Awards 2016
Shortlisted for:
Restructuring deal of the year

Janders Dean & LexisNexis (Australia)
Ranked in:
Legal Innovation Index 2016

The Lawyer Awards 2016
Winner of:
Infrastructure Projects Team of the Year

Shortlisted for:
Law Firm of the Year

Asian Legal Business Awards, Hong Kong
Winner of:
Construction Law Firm of the Year

Shortlisted for:
Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year
Litigation Law Firm of the Year
Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year
Energy and Resources Law Firm of the Year
Arbitration Law Firm of the Year

Personnel Today Awards 2016
Winner of:
Diversity & Inclusion

2016 Top Employers for Working Families
Winner of:
Best for Modern Families

Responsible Business Awards Northern Ireland
Shortlisted for:
Employer of Choice

West Midlands Business Masters Awards
Shortlisted for:
CSR
Innovation

Cyber Security Awards 2016
Shortlisted for:
Vulnerability Management
Cyber Awareness

Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Awards
Winner of:
Excellence in Innovation

Birmingham Law Society Awards
Winner of:
Law Firm of the Year
CSR / Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year

Legal Business Awards 2016
Winner of:
Law Firm of the Year
Energy and Infrastructure Team of the Year 

Shortlisted for:
Finance Team of the Year

Legal Week Innovation Awards 2016
Winner of:
Diversity innovation
PR & Communications innovation

Shortlisted for:
Future of legal services innovation

Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards 2016
Shortlisted for:
Banking & Finance Team of the Year
Construction Team of the Year
Real Estate Team of the Year
Dispute Resolution Team of the Year
TMT Team of the Year
Employment Team of the Year

FT Innovative Lawyers Asia 2016
Shortlisted for:
Legal Expertise: Finance
Business of Law

HR in Law Awards 2016
Winner of:
Excellence in Talent Management

Highly commended for:
Excellence in Equality & Inclusion

Trophées du Droit (Paris)
Winner of:
Best International Firm

Silver Trophy for:
Best Specialised Teams: Patents

Taxation Awards 2016
Winner of:
Indirect Tax Team

Shortlisted for:
Tax Investigations Team

Business in the Community Workplace Gender Equality Awards 2016
Shortlisted for the:
Engaging Women Award
Inclusive Leader Award: Gender Champion 

2015

 

Islamic Finance News (IFN) Awards 2015 
Winner of the Commodity Murabahah/Tawarruq award 

 

The Oath Middle East Legal Awards
Shortlisted for: 
International Law Firm of the Year
Banking and Restructuring Team of the Year
Construction and Real Estate Firm of the Year 

FT Innovative Lawyer Europe Awards
Winner of:
European law firm innovators 2015
Innovative firm of the year
Innovation in client service
Innovation in use of technology

Ranked 'stand out' for:
Most innovative law firm in Corporate and Commercial
Most innovative law firm in Dispute Resolution
Innovation in strategic resourcing
Innovation in business development and growth

Commended for:
Social responsibility
Finance
Young legal innovator of the year - Peter Feehan 

British Legal Awards 2015
Shortlisted for:
Banking, Finance and Restructuring Team of the Year
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team of the Year

Asia Legal Business Hong Kong Law Awards
Winner of:
Construction Law Firm of the Year

Shortlisted for:
Arbitration Law Firm of the Year
Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year
Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year
Litigation Law Firm of the Year
Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year

Health Investor Awards 2015
Winner of the “Legal Advisor of the Year – Transactional Public” award

Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Asia Pacific 2015
Highly commended in the ‘Innovation in the Business of Law’category

The Lawyer Awards 2015
Shortlisted for:
Litigation Team of the Year

ALB SE Asia Awards 2015
Winner of the 'Construction Law Firm of the Year' award

The Legal Innovation Awards 2015
Winner of the 'Future of Legal Services Innovation' award

Shortlisted for:
Client Management Innovation
Diversity Innovation
Mobile and Flexible Working Innovation

European Tax Awards 2015
Shortlisted for:
UK Tax Firm of the Year

Taxation Awards 2015
Winner of  the 'Tax Team in a Law Firm' award

Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards
Highly commended in the International Law Firm of the Year category.

Shortlisted for:
Property and Construction Team of the Year
Banking, Finance and Restructuring Team of the Year
CSR Award

Islamic Finance News Awards
Winner of the 'Mudarabah Deal of the Year Award'

Stonewall Workplace Equality Index
Ranked 9th in the top 100 lesbian, gay and bisexual-friendly employers in the UK

Legal Business Awards 2015
Shortlisted for:
Insurance Team of the Year
Legal Innovator of the Year

Who's Who Legal Awards
Winner of the '2015 Construction Firm of the Year' category

2014

Les Trophées du Droit 2014
Winner of the 'International Law Firm of the Year' category

British Legal Awards 2014
Shortlisted for:
TMT Team of the Year
Best Use of Technology

FT Innovative Lawyers Awards 2014
Highly Commended in Most Innovative Law Firms in Client Service
Highly Commended in Most Innovative Law Firms in Value Resourcing
Highly Commended in Most Innovative Law Firms in Dispute Resolution
Commended in the Most Innovative Law Firms in Value Resourcing

Legal 500 UK awards
Winner of the ‘Gaming and betting’ award

The Planning Awards 2014
Shortlisted for Planning Law Firm of the Year

ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2014 
Winner of  the 'Construction Law Firm of the Year' category

The Lawyer Management Awards
Winner of the 'Most innovative technology team' category

Shortlisted for:
Best knowledge management strategy
Best technology project

RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2014
Winner of the Silver Award

HealthInvestor Awards 2014
Winner of the Legal Advisors of the Year – Transactional (Private) category

ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2014
Winner of the 'Construction Law Firm of the Year' category

Partnership Awards 2014
Winner of the 'Best Legal Adviser' category

The Lawyer Awards 2014
Winner of the IP Team of the Year category

Shortlisted for:
Law Firm of the Year
Litigation Team of the Year 
Regulatory Team of the Year
Employment Team of the Year
Real Estate Team of the Year

Managing Intellectual Property Global Awards 2014
Winner of the 'UK Trade Mark Litigation Team of the Year' category

Legal Business Awards 2014
Winner of the 'Energy and Natural Resources Team of the Year' category

Shortlisted for:
Employment and Pensions Team of the Year
Private Client Team of the Year

Chambers Asia Pacific Awards 2014
Shortlisted in the 'Law Firm of the Year award: China & Hong Kong - International firms: Dispute Resolution' category

Client Choice Awards 2014
Shortlisted in the IP Patents Team of Year (UK) category

2013

British Legal Awards 2013
Shortlisted for:
TMT Team of the Year
Commercial Team of the Year
Property Team of the Year

FT Innovative Lawyer Awards 2013 
Winner of the 'Most Innovative Law Firm in Private Wealth' category

Ranked 6th overall in a table of Europe's 50 most innovative law firms
'Standout' for Value Resourcing
'Commended' for 'The Most Innovative Law Firms in Finance'
'Highly Commended' in the 'Most Innovative Law Firms in Client Service'
'Commended' in  'Most Innovative Law Firms in Dispute Resolution'

Insolvency & Rescue Awards 2013
Winner of the ‘Insolvency Law Firm of the Year - eight or more office locations’ category

unquote" British Private Equity Awards 2013
Shortlisted in the 'Law Firm- Deal Structuring' category

The Lawyer Management Awards 2013
Winner of the HR Team of the Year award
Highly commended in the Law Firm Management Team of the Year category

Business in the Community (BITC) Responsible Business Awards
Birmingham (with St Matthews Primary School), Leeds (with Cockburn School) and Manchester (with Manchester Academy) all received Re-accreditations in the category: Bank of America Merrill Lynch Education Award.

London (with Tomorrow's People) got a new Big Tick in the Work Inclusion category, as well as being shortlisted (for the first time!) for the 'National Example of Excellence Award'.

Chris Graham (Leeds office) also received a 'Local Impact Award' in the category ’Employee Volunteer of the Year' for his work with Cockburn School.

The Lord Mayor's Dragon Awards 2013
Shortlisted in the Economic Regeneration category

Health Investor Awards 2013
Winner of the Legal Advisors of the Year (private) Award

Professional Pensions - UK Pensions Award 2013
Shortlisted for Pensions Lawyer of the Year

Portfolio Institutional Awards 2013
Robin Ellison, Head of Strategic Development for Pensions, was awarded the Industry Achievement Award

Insider Property Awards - North West 2013
Winner of the Property Law Firm of the Year award

BusinessGreen Leader Awards 2013 
Shortlisted for the Law Firm of the Year award

The Lawyer Awards 2013
Shortlisted for:
Infrastructure Projects Team of the Year
Litigation Team of the Year
Private Wealth Team of the Year
Real Estate Team of the Year
TMT Team of the Year

Infrastructure Journal (IJ) Awards 2013
Winner of the 'Legal Advisor of the Year' award for social infrastructure

Stonewall Workplace Equality Index
Ranked 22nd in the top 100 lesbian, gay and bisexual-friendly employers in the UK

Legal Week - Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards 2013
Shortlisted for the Transportation Energy and Infrastructure Team of the Year and Property and Construction Team of the Year awards

European Tax Awards 2013
Shortlisted for the European Client Connection Award

Taxation Awards 2013
Shortlisted for Best Investigations Team and Best Tax Team in a Law Firm

Legal Business Awards 2013
Shortlisted for TMT Team of the Year

Top Islamic Finance related Project Financing Legal Advisors Rankings 
by Islamic Finance News (IFN)

2012

Insider Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards 2012
Martin Shaw, Partner and Head of Corporate Europe was awarded the “Roger Powell Lifetime Achievement Award”

Business in the Community
Kate Fergusson was awarded the “Responsible Business Game Changer” Award

Institute for Turnaround Awards 2012
Winner of the Turnaround Legal Adviser of 2012 award

Asian Transformation and Turnaround Association awards 2012
Winner of the Turnaround of the Year 2012 Award

Northwest Football Awards 2012
Winner of the Professional Services to Football award

Law Society Excellence Awards 2012
Solicitor Advocate of the Year won by Craig Connal

Asian Legal Business Hong Kong Law Awards 2012
Winner of the Construction Law Firm of the Year award

Winner - the ASDA 'Brick' Award 2012 for "Working Better Together" - in recognition of increased scope of work and ability to work effectively with other advisers

Who’s Who Legal 100 has listed Dubai office Construction team members in the Global Construction 2012 listing

Independent Trustee of the Year Award at the Engaged Investor Trustee Awards

Property and Construction Team of the Year
The Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards

Legal Business Awards
Shortlisted for Corporate Team of the Year and Employment, Pensions and Benefits Team of the Year

Stonewall Workplace Equality Index
Ranked 41st in the top 100 lesbian, gay and bisexual-friendly employers in the UK.

The Lawyer Workplace and Diversity Awards (formally The Lawyer HR Awards
Shortlisted for:
Best corporate responsibility initiative                       
Excellence in the office environment             
HR team of the year

Highly commended for:
Most effective diversity programme - LGB
Most effective diversity programme - social mobility

Pinsent Masons Awarded Prestigious 'Big Tick' by Business in the Community

Pinsent Masons is one of a select number of businesses to receive a Business in the Community Big Tick award. The awards are part of the National Awards for Excellence, the UK’s most influential, independent, peer-assessed corporate responsibility awards.

Chambers China Awards 2012
Winner of the International Construction Law Firm of the Year award

2011

Renewable energy deal wins Transaction of the Year
The biomass project at Rothes, Scotland sponsored by Helius Energy plc, The Combination of Rothes Distillers (CoRDe) and Rabo Project Equity has won the Renewable Energy Transaction of the Year at the Renewable Energy Infrastructure Awards 2011.

Construction Law Firm of the Year 2011
Asian Legal Business Hong Kong Awards 2011 - 1st Place Winner

Life Sciences Firm of the Year 2011
Finance Monthly - 1st place winner

Business in the Community
Awarded prestigious 'Big Ticks'

Caring Company Award 2011
Community Business Awards 2011 - 1st place winner

ISO/IEC 27001 (Information Security)
British Standards Institute (BSI) - Accreditation

Ranked as one of the top UK law firms in the annual Superbrands index of UK business brands
Superbrands is an annual report listing the UK’s leading brands as voted by B2B marketing experts and over 2,000 individual business professionals.

Firm of the Year 2011
An in-house Community Asian-Counsel - 1st place winner

Construction Law Firm of the Year 2011
Asian Legal Business South East Asia Awards 2011

Singapore Law Firm of the Year 2011
Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2011

Construction Law Firm of the Year
Who's Who Legal 2011

Most Effective Diversity Programme
The Lawyer HR Awards

Private Equity Law Firm of the Year 2011
Unquote British Private Equity Awards 2011

Taxation Awards 2011
We won both the 'Best VAT team' and 'Best Tax Investigations Team' categories in the Taxation Awards 2011

British Legal Awards 2011
Our Private Wealth was shortlisted in the Private Client Team of the Year category at the British Legal Awards 2011.

Scottish Business Insider 2011 Deals and Dealmakers Awards
Rosalie Chadwick, a Partner in the Corporate practice, was named "Legal Adviser of the Year" at the Scottish Business Insider 2011 Deals and Dealmakers awards.

Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards
We won the 'Outstanding Service to Business' award at the Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards.

2010

British Legal Award for Law Firm Innovation
British Legal Awards 2010

Hong Kong Construction Law Firm of the Year 2010
ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2010

Top 5 Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Law Firm in China
Asian Legal Business 2010

Top 5 Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Law Firm in Singapore
Asian Legal Business 2010

UAE Construction Law Firm of the Year
ACQ Global Awards 2010 - 1st place winner

Construction Law Firm of the Year
Who's Who Legal - 1st place winner

West Midlands Community Impact Team Award
Business in The Community - 1st place winner

Year Who's
Who's Who Legal - 1st place winner  

Lawyer of the Year - Matt Heaton
Birmingham Young Professional Awards - 1st place winner

'Big Tick' award by Business in the Community (BITC)
The UK's leading awards for responsible business practice

Law Firm of the Year 2010
Birmingham Law Society Awards - 1st place winner
 
Best Work Placement Diversity Initiative - Award Winner 2009/2010
National Council of Work Experience - 1st place winner

Major Consultancy Project of the year 2009/10
British Expertise International Award - High commended

HR Team of the Year
The Lawyer HR Awards 2010 - Highly commended

Most Effective Diversity Programme
The Lawyer HR Awards 2010 - Highly commended

Legal Firm of the Year Award 2010
The FD's Excellence Awards - Shortlisted

CSR Award
Birmingham Post CSR Awards 2010 - Shortlisted