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UK Magic Circle Awards 2018

Winner: ‘Charity Law Firm of the Year’

These prestigious awards showcase and acknowledge the best specialist advisors and managers in the global wealth industry. Winners are appointed by an independent panel of industry judges and the final results incorporate an online vote which carries the weight of one additional judge.

Legal Business Awards 2018

Highly Commended for ‘Energy and Infrastructure Team of the Year’

Now in their 21st year, this is a prestigious event in the legal calendar which recognises truly outstanding work in the legal profession and acknowledges the accomplishments of the finest lawyers.

The ‘Energy and Infrastructure Team of the Year’ category recognises industry knowledge and the work of advisers focused on either the energy and natural resources sector or those advising on high-stakes infrastructure.

EPRIVATECLIENT TOP LAW FIRMS 2018

BDB’s Private Wealth team have been recognised in eprivateclient’s Top Law Firms 2018 – an initiative designed to identify, recognise and promote the Top Private Client Law Firms in the UK.

The Top Firms are recognised for providing the highest quality and professional advice and support to clients in tumultuous times.

Planning Awards 2018

Shortlisted: ‘Planning Law Firm of the Year’

Recognising excellence in both planning and placemaking, these awards are run by Planning magazine in conjunction with websites PlanningResource and PlacemakingResource.

The Planning Law Firm of the Year category rewards outstanding legal advice that has enabled clients to have a positive impact on the physical or environmental quality of a place or places and / or the economic or social well-being of a community or communities.

Powerwomen Awards 2018

Winner: ‘Best Employer: Working Parents Initiatives – Successful Impact’ Bronze Award

BDB have won bronze in the Powerwomen Awards which recognise sustainability of diversity initiatives.

The sixth annual Powerwomen Awards put a spotlight on individuals and companies who support care giving responsibilities, female leadership, and celebrate diversity.

UK Magic Circle Awards 2018

Shortlisted: ‘Law Firm of the Year – London’ and ‘Charity Law Firm of the Year’

Held annually in Spring, the prestigious awards highlight the best advisors and managers in the global industry. The Citywealth Magic Circle Awards have established a strong presence in the wealth calendar and recognise the achievements of the industry during the past year.

British Legal Awards 2017

Shortlisted: ‘Private Client Team of the Year’ and ‘Energy and Infrastructure Team of the Year’

Hosted by Legal Week in association with The City of London Law Society, the awards celebrate achievement, excellence and innovation in the legal profession and the categories have been carefully selected to reflect the complex and challenging work undertaken by lawyers.

Powerwomen Awards 2018

Shortlisted: ‘Best Employer: Working Parents Initiatives – Successful Impact’

The sixth annual Powerwomen Awards put a spotlight on individuals and companies who support care giving responsibilities, female leadership, and celebrate diversity.

Future Leaders Awards 2017

Shortlisted: Matthew Braithwaite, Inspirational Individual of the Year

The third annual Future Leaders Awards will continue to highlight emerging talent in the Wealth Management Sector.

The Brand Management and Reputation Awards 2017

Winner: Bronze Marketing/Business Development Team of the Year Bronze

BDB’s Marketing and Business Development team have won bronze in the Brand Management and Reputation Awards!

The Brand Management and Reputation Awards highlight the best brands emerging in a consolidating financial industry. They also recognise the ever-important business services function, teams who are supporting business profit and navigating reputational risk for their organisations in the digital world.

The 12th Annual Private Client Awards 2017/18

Finalist: ‘Charity Team of the Year’

Known as the ‘Oscars’ of the fiduciary world, to be a finalist is a great achievement. The judges shortlisted only those they felt to be the most outstanding in each category.

The Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards 2017

Highly Commended: ‘Solicitors Firm of the Year’ and ‘Solicitor of the Year’ for Hema Anand

The Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards are held annually to celebrate achievement, excellence and innovation.

Bircham Dyson Bell has won Highly Commended for Solicitors Firm of the Year and our Partner Hema Anand, Highly Commended Solicitor of the Year.

Solicitors Journal Awards 2017

Winner of Private Client Team of the Year – Medium City Firm

The Solicitors Journal Awards 2017 saw more than 460 of the legal profession elite come together to showcase and celebrate their achievements over the last year. Bircham Dyson Bell were chosen out of six shortlisted firms to be awarded Private Client Team of the Year.

The awards highlighted BDBs service delivery and cost effectiveness sighting the forward thinking use of online presence and social media. The judges are quoted as saying “Bircham Dyson Bell has demonstrated innovation with its latest developments that would lead to improved private client service”

LawCareers.Net Awards 2017

Winner of Best Recruiter – Medium City Firm

The awards set out to identify and laud those firms that give their trainees a flying start in the legal profession, by playing it straight during the recruitment process, and supporting and nurturing their burgeoning careers.  One of our trainees was quoted as saying “The firm provided thoughtful recruitment and selection activities, which were different to those I had expected. They tested ‘soft’ people skills in addition to technical abilities, which I thought was great.”

BRAND MANAGEMENT AND REPUTATION AWARDS 2017

Shortlisted: ‘Overall Marketing Campaign’ and ‘Marketing and BD Team of the Year’

CityWealth’s Brand Management and Reputation Awards, highlight the best brands emerging in a consolidating financial industry. They also recognise the ever-important business services function, teams who are supporting business profit and navigating reputational risk for their organisations in the digital world.

eprivateclient Top private client law firms 2017

BDB’s Private Wealth team have been recognised in eprivateclient’s Top Law Firms 2017 – an initiative designed to identify, recognise and promote the Top Private Client Law Firms in the UK.

46 firms were recognised for their offerings in this year’s list – allowing eprivateclient to include and identify those firms that are providing the high quality and professional advice and support clients need in tumultuous times.

 

UK MAGIC CIRCLE AWARD 2017

Shortlisted: Charity Law Firm of the Year.MCA-Shortlisted2017

This prestigious award looks to find the best adviser CityWealth Magic Circle shortlist award 2017s and managers in the global industry:

LEGAL 500 AWARDS

UK Firm (specialism) of the year – Public sector (Local government)

This prestigiousLegal 500 2017 award logo award recognises the best in-house and private practice teams and individuals over the past 12 months. With no submissions, the awards are expertly researched and rewards the most capable, expert practitioners and firms operating at the top of their game across a number of different business sectors.

Also shortlisted for Public Sector Firm of the Year.

Legal Week’s British Legal Awards 2016

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The British Legal Awards are held annually by Legal Week magazine to celebrate achievement, excellence and innovation in the legal profession. Recognising the UK’s thriving business law community, these awards showcase the best of the UK’s legal community.

MODERN LAW AWARDS 2016

Highly Commended: Best Marketing Campaign of the Year for ‘The Energy CrunchModern law awards_finalist and shortlist logo

Shortlisted: Outstanding Commitment to Training

The Modern Law Awards celebrate and identify sparkling talent and success in entrepreneurship, market development, business management and best practice in the modern legal services arena. These awards reflect the ever-increasing reorganisation, new legal entities and business dynamism of legal service providers since the Legal Services Act came into force.

 

LAW SOCIETY EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2016

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Celebrating 10 years, this award recognises the very best across the legal profession. For this category, judges examine entrants based on a clear link between learning and development initiatives and how it has enhanced the business, either through improved service, increased efficiency or higher profitability.

STEP PRIVATE CLIENT AWARD 2016

Shortlisted: Private Client Legal Team of the Year

TheSTEP Awards logo STEP Private Client Awards Awards highlight excellence and innovation among private client professionals worldwide.

 

 

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BDB’s Family team have been recognised in this year’s eprivateclient Top 25 Law Firms – an initiative designed to identify, recognise and promote the Top 25 Private Practices the UK.

eprivateclient is the leading news service for private client practitioners, including lawyers, accountants, trustees and fee-based IFAs. The Top 25 are based on data relating to the number of staff, total fee income and family fee income as a percentage of the firm’s total revenue.

 

 

THE LAWYER AWARDS 2016

Shortlisted: Infrastructure Projects Team of the Year

The Lawyer Awards celebrate excellence across private practice, the public sector, commerce and industry, and the Bar. Now in its 22nd year, The Lawyer Awards has established itself as the leading awards initiative within the legal sector and it is unquestionably the biggest night of the year for the profession.

UK MAGIC CIRCLE AWARD 2016

This prestigious award looks to find the best adviserCityWealth Magic Circle shortlist award 2016s and managers in the global industry:

Shortlisted Charity Law Firm of the Year

Helen Ratcliffe shortlisted Diversity/Gender: Positive Role Model of the Year

Lewis Ewards shortlisted Wealth Professional of the Year, winner of Editors Choice Award.

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BDB’s Private Wealth team have been recognised in eprivateclients’ Top 25 Law Firms 2016 – an initiative designed to identify, recognise and promote the Top 25 Private Client Law Firms in the UK.

The rankings are based on a survey of approximately 125 Private Client Law Firms in the UK which looks at data from 2015 relating to the number of private client partners and fee earners, total number of private client staff, total fee income and private client fee income as a percentage of the firm’s total fee income.

Legal Week Innovation Awards 2016

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This award seeks to uncover innovation in the area of marketing and business development. Those shortlisted presented clearly defined initiatives which outline not only their objectives but provides hard evidence that these have been – or are being – achieved.

Solicitors Journal Awards 2016

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To celebrate their 160th year of publication, Solicitors Journal announced the inauguration of The Solicitors Journal Awards: Recognising brilliance in a changing legal world.

The Legal 500 UK Awards 2015

Public Sector Law Firm of the Year

This Legal 500 Awards Public Law Firm Winner 2015prestigious award recognises the best in-house and private practice teams and individuals over the past 12 months. With no submissions, the awards are expertly researched with over 50,000 interviews to ascertain a winner.

Recognised by our peers for our work in the Public Sector, BDB are honoured to receive such an award.

 

Legal Week’s British Legal Awards 2015

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The British Legal Awards are held annually by Legal Week magazine to celebrate achievement, excellence and innovation in the legal profession. Recognising the UK’s thriving business law community, these awards showcase the best of the UK’s legal community.

LAW SOCIETY EXCELLENCE AWARD 2015

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This award celebrates the very best in marketing and communications. Judges examine entrants based on their campaign’s objectives, message, channels, audience and quantifiable results. Nominated for The Reef, Bircham Dyson Bell’s community for entrepreneurs offers access to a free professional business community and the support of a range of legal services relevant to them.

EPrivate Client Awards 2015

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The annual ePrivate Client ‘Top 35 under 35’ award recognises talent from across the UK and offshore. Bircham Dyson Bell’s Senior Associate, Matthew Braithwaite and Associate, Patrick Lynam, have been awarded the accolade amongst their peers for their exceptional legal advice.

UK MAGIC CIRCLE AWARD 2015

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The Citywealth Magic Circle Awards are an established presence in the wealth calendar for the past seven years attracting the leading professionals from the leading firms in the private wealth sector.

Shortlisted in three categories:

1. Charity law firm of the year
2. Helen Ratcliffe, lawyer of the year
3. Lewis Ewards, wealth professional of the year award

CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS GLOBAL LEADING FIRM 2014

chambers-global-2014Since 1999, Chambers has been researching the legal markets of over 180 countries, identifying the leading lawyers and law firms worldwide through interviews with thousands of lawyers and their clients.

CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS UK LEADING FIRM 2014

chambers-and-partners-2014Since 1990, Chambers has published the world’s leading guides to the legal profession and has built a reputation for in-depth, objective research. They identify and rank the world’s best lawyers (i.e. those who perform best according to the criteria most valued by clients – such as technical expertise, business acumen, prompt delivery, value for money).

LEXCEL

lexcellogo200pxLexcel is the Law Society approved quality standard for the management of law firms and BDB gained this externally accredited standard in 2003, one of the largest London law firms to do so at the time. External assessors come into the firm each year to confirm that we are keeping up to the mark.

The standard gives particular emphasis to case and file management, client care and, most importantly, the avoidance of risk.

CYBER ESSENTIALS PLUS

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Cyber Essentials Plus demonstrates appropriate levels of quality assurance processes, security controls and security assessment methodologies.