Simpson Millar shortlisted for esteemed legal award


Judges of the most prestigious awards in the legal calendar have short-listed Simpson Millar in the Excellence in Practice Management category – impressed by the firm’s continuous commitment to improvement.

Simpson Millar Solicitors LLP Excellence in Practise Management

The past 12 months alone have seen Simpson Millar implement three significant firm-wide initiatives: a new appraisal system for staff, the establishment of a new risk management committee, and the introduction of an automatic client feedback system.

"A key initiative this year has been the development and introduction of an interactive staff appraisal system. The dedication of our employees and the firm’s commitment to them is absolutely crucial when it comes to delivering the best possible service to our clients," said Rachel Windle, HR director at Simpson Millar.

The Excellence Awards reward the most outstanding practitioners in the legal profession and are open to the entire legal sector, not just solicitors. Entries were judged earlier this month by specialist judges, including Adam Sampson, chief executive of the Legal Ombudsman; Frances Gibb, legal editor at The Times; and Chris Marston, head of professional practices at Lloyds TSB.

Simpson Millar’s managing partner, Peter Watson said: "Every year we embrace the opportunity to evaluate our procedures against the highest standards – allowing us to make the best strategic decisions for the firm. Being nominated for an award which recognises the way Simpson Millar’s practice is run is testament to the investment and dedication of the management team."

Law Society president Lucy Scott-Moncrieff said of this year’s entries: "The quality of this year’s entries is astonishingly high and a testament to the fact that the profession continues to innovate and deliver high-quality legal services even in these economically challenging times."

"The marketplace is changing quickly, with greater external pressure and competition, so it’s great to see that firms are showing no signs of complacency. Far from it, this year’s entries show that the UK legal sector continues to spearhead solutions that allow it to stay at the top of the game."

The winners will be announced at a black-tie dinner and presentation ceremony, which will take place on October 18th at Old Billingsgate, London.

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