Law firm celebrates excellence awardJul 12, 2020
Colin Jones, managing partner of Hewitsons.
THE corporate team at law firm Hewitsons has won a prestigious award in the regional Law Society Legal Excellence Awards.
Partner in the corporate team Laurence Evans, himself recognised as a ‘next generation lawyer’ in the Legal 500 Client’s Guide to the Legal Profession 2020, accepted the award on behalf of his team at a virtual ceremony on Thursday 18 June.
Speaking about the win, Laurence said: “It is always great to be recognised by your peers and I was delighted to accept the award on behalf of the whole team, the members of which remain dedicated to providing absolute client focus even during these difficult times.
“The corporate team at Hewitsons handles a range of work for the larger corporations and businesses, with an enviable list of clients acrossthe UK and overseas. In addition, I am pleased to see we have been recognised as the ‘go-to’ team for young and developing companies.
“Above all, we aim to provide cost-effective, commercial and sensible advice, not a recital of dry legal principles. Our personal, partner-led service guarantees the highest level of commitment to meeting clients’ requirements with the minimum of fuss.”
Colin Jones, managing partner at Hewitsons, said: “The corporate team’s strong reputation in the area has helped us win a number of new clients during the year and the whole team’s exceptional client service ensures long-term client retention. It therefore comes as no surprise to me that the whole team has been recognised for its professional excellence.
“It is particularly good news for the team and the entire firm, as our staff continue to work from home and show that it’s business as usual during the current pandemic.”
As an active and respected participant in the local market, the corporate team enjoys excellent relationships with other service providers, investors and academics.
In addition to its strong foothold in the local market, the firm’s international services are strengthened by the corporate team’s involvement in LawExchange International, an association of 37 pre-eminent legal practices around the world, which Hewitsons founded over 20 years ago and continues to spearhead.