The Northern Law Awards provides a very valuable annual staging post at which the North East’s legal professionals can assess the progress that their practice has made over the preceding 12 months.
For Hay & Kilner Law Firm, the recognition we’ve enjoyed this year is a reflection of the way in which we’re increasing our focus on the commercial services we provide while continuing to deliver the personal services for which we’re often more regularly recognised.
We’ve enjoyed great success over the years at the Northern Law Awards, having picked up the Crime Team of the Year award on three separate occasions and winning the Private Client team of the year category in 2017. Given the high quality and strength-in-depth of the North East legal community, we were extremely pleased to be shortlisted in every single one of the ten Law Awards categories that we entered this year.
Our teams were nominated in each of the awards’ corporate & commercial, litigation & dispute resolution, employment, commercial property, residential property, personal injury & clinical negligence, private client, crime/regulatory and family categories. And alongside this, Jan Rzedzian, a member of the firm’s specialist constriction team, was also shortlisted in the awards’ rising star category, which is a real achievement for a very impressive young practitioner.
Receiving this sort of independent external affirmation of the quality of our work is always gratifying, especially with the awards’ entry criteria placing such emphasis on the levels of client service that entrants deliver. The breadth of nominations not only highlights the top level expertise and service delivered by our different teams, but also the comprehensive range of services that the practice provides to clients within and outside the region. At the awards dinner, we were delighted to be chosen as the winner of the best commercial property team award in the face of some very stiff competition.
The most recent edition of legal sector ‘bible’, The Legal 500, described our commercial property team as providing “a service that has always been second to none” while “the partners have in-depth knowledge and are supported by an excellent team.”
It has had a very successful year undertaking development and re-finance work for both local and national clients, and has been particularly busy in the care home sector and on a range of residential developments.
The team members’ expertise has been central to a wide range of projects coming to fruition over the last 12 months, and they fully deserved the recognition that this award rightly brings. Hay & Kilner’s ambition is to now build on the success we’ve enjoyed in the last 12 months and to continue to help our clients achieve their personal and commercial ambitions, so that when the 2019 Northern Law Awards come around, we’ll have even more success to celebrate.
For more information on any of the above or, how we can help your business, please contact Jonathan Waters or call 0191 232 8345.