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Pinsent Masons has been named the Most Innovative Law Firm in Europe for the second time in five years at the FT Innovative Lawyer Awards Europe 2020.
The accolade has been awarded following a recognition of the firm’s range of professional services capabilities including the provision of tech and innovation services via its client consultancy group and the Advanced Delivery Team, its Spark Board, CleanTech capabilities, COVID-19 and Brexit support and client-focused digital content and its success in enhancing diversity and inclusion.
The firm’s CleanTech energy capabilities led by energy partners Peter Feehan, Chris Martin and Andrew Brydon were awarded ‘standout’ in the Innovative Teams category following the firm’s work advising on innovative energy projects.
Senior partner Richard Foley was ranked in the Leadership category for developing agile working at Pinsent Masons and his commitment to D&I, well-being and mental health initiatives while the firm was recognised for its contribution to advancing D&I across the legal profession.
Commercial partner, Clare Francis, was recognised as an Innovative Practitioner for her role leading the firm’s Brexit and COVID-19 response.
Alastair Morrison, head of client strategy at Pinsent Masons, said: “Our success reinforces our commitment to being a purpose-led, professional services business with law at the core incorporating a diverse range of expertise and ground-breaking client-led solutions. This approach to legal services defines how we advise clients and support our people.
Being recognised by the Financial Times as the most innovative law firm in Europe, is a tremendous endorsement of our strategy.”
Reena Sengupta, founder of RSG consulting and architect and research partner of the FT Innovative Lawyer report, said: “Pinsent Masons stood out in the vanguard of being multidisciplinary, and also putting purpose at the centre of its strategy.
It has long been talking the talk of innovation; now it is a firm most clearly putting that into action.”