Glasgow – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary (“DLA Piper”) was named Law Firm of the Year (over 50 fee earners) at the Law Awards of Scotland held at a ceremony at Glasgow Moat House Hotel on the 1 September.
David Thomson, a partner in the Real Estate practice was also recognised, achieving highly commended in the Corporate Solicitor of category.
The Law Awards of Scotland, supported by The Firm magazine, celebrate success and innovation across the legal profession.
Michael Collins, DLA Piper Glasgow Office Managing Partner said: “It is fantastic that we’ve achieved this recognition from our peers here in Scotland. Although we are still seen as relative newcomers on the established Scottish stage, we’ve built up a hugely talented team, a full service offering and an impressive client base. Being named as Scottish Firm of the Year is testament to the efforts of everyone at DLA Piper in Scotland.
“Our Scottish offices and the service we offer from them are designed specifically for Scotland’s distinct jurisdiction, culture and business environment. Our lawyers are of the highest calibre in Scotland. We provide advice that combines technical expertise with an understanding of the variety of needs of Scottish business – large or small, national or international.”
Since DLA Piper entered the Scottish legal arena five years ago, it has surpassed all our objectives for that period boosting fee income from £5.2 million in 2000 to £15.1million in 2005, a 190% increase. Fee earner numbers have grown from 48 in 2000 to 120 in 2005 – a 250% increase.