Sussex and Kent-based legal and consultancy firm, asb law LLP, won an award for innovation at the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards Europe 2018.
Managing partner, Andrew Clinton and head of corporate relationships, Lyndsey Ratcliffe, attended the event at the Natural History Museum in London. They were delighted to receive the award for Innovation in the business of law: New business and service delivery models.
This is a fantastic achievement for asb law as it recognises the firm’s efforts to work differently and more effectively for its clients. asb law’s willingness to transform how it operates and to challenge conventional ways of working is what makes it different to most other law firms.
Andrew Clinton also individually featured in the Top 10 innovative lawyers in Europe, which acknowledges his passion and drive to lead change in the legal industry.
Delighted, Andrew said: “We realised a few years ago that there is no universal template to direct our efforts in achieving great legal service delivery, so we’ve been busy developing our own. I’m very proud of this achievement as it proves we’re on the right track and the rest of the industry has recognised our efforts. ”
He added: “Our vision is to be the most progressive law firm in the world but sometimes I wonder whether it should be to be the most courageous law firm in the world!”
Lyndsey Ratcliffe said: “asb law’s journey is supported and enhanced by the collaborative relationships we have developed with our clients and with other legal services providers who have helped us to consider innovative solutions together – creating a legal ecosystem that works for everyone.”
The FT Innovative Lawyers Report, the latest of which was published on 4 October, has become one of the top legal rankings in Europe and the accompanying awards are widely regarded as the best researched in the market. Over the past decade, it has assessed legal innovation in over 50 different countries from over 500 unique law firms and over 550 company in-house legal departments.
The judging committee received over 800 submissions and nominations this year, from 127 law firms and 60 in-house legal teams and conducted interviews with over 700 clients, senior lawyers, executives and experts to arrive at the final shortlists.
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