2021 winner


Shoosmiths showed high levels of strategic alignment, leadership, innovation and communication with initiatives such as their Coronavirus Hub, New How Working Principles and Productivity Puzzle Reports. These had a demonstrable and positive impact on clients and employees as well as the firm’s financials during the pandemic and should lead to lasting improvements.

 “These award wins really do reflect what an incredible team we have at Shoosmiths. We’re an innovative firm full of ideas, and during the pandemic these strengths were really catalysed. The firm further evolved throughout this challenging period, emerging with a smarter, faster and better way of doing things. It was heartening to see also that judges recognised the firm as being a bold pioneer when announcing our Working Principles as early as last July.

“Both of these awards are for our people and our clients who make Shoosmiths the truly unique, leading UK firm it is and we’d like to thank the Managing Partners’ Forum, judges and our referees for their time and recognition.”
Simon Boss, CEO, Shoosmiths


2nd place


Brachers were a worthy runner up using technology innovatively and successfully throughout the Covid lockdowns.






Arthur Cox
Osborne Clarke
Wylie & Bisset