Last night, the Scott & Company Legal Awards 2016 took place at the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh. 59 entries made the shortlist in a year which attracted a consistently high number of firms. Blackadders were one of 35 firms named as finalists and were ultimately crowned Employment Team of the Year 2016.
In support of this award, clients had stated that the Blackadders’ employment team are “the best in the field”, “highly efficient and very approachable” as well as “cost effective and extremely knowledgeable”. “Whoever we speak to in the team, we are always made to feel that we are the number one priority. We would not consider using anyone else.”
The judging panel stated that the judging process had been very difficult, given the high calibre of entries in all categories. However, ultimately, the panel felt that the Blackadders’ employment team were the best in their category. In addition to dealing with a number of “high profile cases” over the past twelve months, the judges stated that Blackadders’ employment team offered “a fresh and innovative approach” to employment law which made them stand out as leaders in their field.
Simon Allison, Head of the Employment Team, stated that he was surprised and extremely honoured to have won the award, given the high standard of the fellow finalists. He dedicated the award to his team on the basis that they had worked really well together as a team on various projects over the past year and were, in his view, thoroughly deserving of the award.
Prior to the awards ceremony, Simon had taken a bet with his team that, if they won, he would take them for a weekend in Dublin but that, if they lost, they would be writing his blogs for him for the next two months. Last night’s result spells an expensive month for Simon (who was last seen googling discount campsites and two star hostels in the Irish capital).
Well done Simon, Jack and Andrew – Employment Team of the Year 2016