Chairman Peter Duff and Chief Executive Officer Simon Boss accepted the award on behalf of Shoosmiths at a glittering ceremony that took place at Grosvenor House Hotel in London, hosted by Sandi Toksvig, Television personality and writer.
The law firm was also commended in the Best Client Service Innovation category for its Elite Advisory offering and shortlisted for Krugman 2 for the Best Collaboration Initiative.
The Lawyer Awards are the leading awards initiative within the legal calendar and the largest celebration of legal excellence in Europe.
The award for National Law Firm of the Year recognises the law firm that has made the most significant progress over the past year in advancing its strategy.
Judges said about Shoosmiths’ winning submission: “This exceptional winning entry showcased record financial results alongside a raft of new innovations designed to make life better not only for the law firm’s clients through innovative tech-based solutions, but also for their employees with improvements in training, knowledge sharing and diversity.”
It was a night of true celebration for Shoosmiths as the law firm was also recognised for its other two award submissions.
Shortlisted for the Best Collaboration Initiative for Krugman 2, an open, supportive and collaborative working space to think about what a client might need that Shoosmiths could help them with.
Commended in the Best Client Service Innovation for Elite Advisory, a private client advisory service to manage the affairs of professionals and entrepreneurs in sport, media and entertainment.