Legal Week Innovation Awards 2017

Legal Week Innovation Awards:
Celebrating creative excellence in the legal profession

Friday 26 May 2017, 12:30
The Brewery, London EC1, UK


A host of firms of all shapes and sizes were recognised for new thinking in legal services at the ceremony at The Brewery in London, with Pinsents winning two awards and Dentons and Cooley jointly awarded the International Law Firm Innovation prize.

Dentons was recognised for its efforts to carve out a niche in the legal tech space via the launch of its own technology investment arm, NextLaw Labs. Cooley, meanwhile, was chosen by the judges for its launch of an online resource centre for entrepreneurs in London, building on the US firm's Silicon Valley experience.

Pinsents took home two awards - for diversity, and PR and communications - while Wiggin was also the recipient of a big award, winning in the Future of Legal Services Innovation category for the creation of a technology company to help clients identify online sales of counterfeit goods and take action.

The Outstanding Individual Innovator award was handed to Schillings COO Christopher Mills, who has been instrumental in reinventing the firm from a defamation boutique to a reputation defence business.

The award for In-house Legal Department Innovation went to Carillion, which has created a business selling managed legal services to external clients, while flexible lawyer service LOD took the award for ABS Innovation.

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