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HUNDREDS of lawyers will gather at the EICC on Thursday night to find out which of their peers have come out on top in Scotland's premier legal awards.
WITH only five and a bit weeks to go before the Scott+Co Legal Awards 2011, the finalists had the chance to eye up the opposition - and wonder who will pick up the big prizes.
THE legal sector has shown great resilience in tough times - and Scotland is increasingly becoming a nation of specialist lawyers.
TWO new categories in the Scott+Co Legal Awards 2010 offer a microcosm of the legal market during the year - for good and for bad.
LEGAL firms that are adaptable and innovative can still win business and make decent profits - but the size of the business cake continues to shrink in a stagnant market.
SCOTLAND'S top law firms have just three weeks to finalise their nominations for the nation's annual celebration of legal talent at the Scott +Co Scottish Legal Awards 2010.
WHEN Pagan Osborne picked up the Firm of the Year prize at the recent Legal Awards, it marked the culmination of a transformation process that began in late 2007. One month after the nationalisation of Northern Rock signalled the start of what was to become a UK banking crisis, the firm's management board sat down to discuss its annual results and future strategy.
MORE than 500 of the country’s top lawyers will gather on Friday to celebrate the best of the business at the annual Cuthbert Scottish Legal Awards.
IT'S one of those terms that keeps raising its head: corporate social responsibility (CSR).
TEAMWORK is key to all successful law firms, but those very special individuals within the team can sometimes make the difference between doing well and doing exceptionally well.
FIRMS taking a responsible view of their business, and those growing fast, are in line for new prizes at the 2007 Scottish Legal Awards.
THE reason behind our continued involvement with the Scottish Legal Awards is simple, really.
THE Scottish Legal Awards - seen by many as the profession's equivalent of the Oscars - are to be sponsored by Bank of Scotland Corporate for the fifth year in succession.
RESPONDING to feedback from more than 30 firms after the 2005 Scottish Legal Awards, the sponsors, Cuthbert's Recruitment, included a special category of award this year, the team awards, to recognise the work of specialist teams inside law firms.
ONE of the most coveted awards, apart from the two top honours of best firm and best partner, is the Best Legal Website of the Year, sponsored by Laveron.
THE lucky number was 13 at the fourth annual Cuthbert Scottish Legal Awards ceremony in Glasgow this month when more than 500 members of the Scottish legal profession applauded the winners in 13 categories.
THE judges at the Legal Awards were impressed by the ringing endorsements included in many of the applications - but chairman of the panel (and big fan of floral table decorations) Margo MacDonald, sounded a note of caution. "Does this mean," she wondered, "all these lawyers come from very big families?"
SCOTTISH law firm Golds has been named Law Firm of the Year at this year's Legal Technology Awards.