Boyes Turner's Business Support & Insolvency team, which specialises in the full range of insolvency and restructuring work, with particular expertise in complex high profile bankruptcies, asset tracing & recovery, and insolvencies of large multi-entity organisations, has won the 'Insolvency Law Firm of The Year – seven or less office locations' category at the Insolvency & Rescue Awards 2014 which took place in London last week.
The judging panel included many of the insolvency industry's leading figures including the President of R3, CEO of the Institute for Turnaround, CEO of the Insolvency Practitioners Association, the Regional Director of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, as well as senior representatives from PwC, KPMG, Mazars, Begbies Traynor, Baker Tilly and Chantrey Vellacott, and HSBC and Lloyds Bank.
The award comes on the back of a standout year for the team during which partner, Chris Branson was ranked by Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession as one of the top two insolvency lawyers outside of London, and one of the UK's "200 Best Business Lawyers" based on client service, communication skills, commercial awareness, industry knowledge and client insight. Carly Schiff, a solicitor in the team, has also achieved the Higher Rights of Audience qualification, allowing her to represent clients as a solicitor-advocate in the civil courts.
Phil Smith, head of Boyes Turner's Business Support & Insolvency team said:
"I am very pleased with the recognition that this award provides for the whole team, both in terms of our dedication to client service, and our achievements over the past year. The directories which review the legal industry have said for a long time that our service and quality of work is amongst the best in the UK. Chris in particular has been one of the insolvency industry's leading lawyers for over three decades and his recognition as one of the UK's "top 200" business lawyers is well deserved. Carly's recent qualification to act as a solicitor-advocate further enhances our ability to provide a responsive and cost-effective service to our clients".
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