Jepson Holt sponsors ‘small legal firm of the year’

5 Feb 2013

We’re pleased to confirm that we will be sponsoring ‘small legal firm of the year’ at this year’s Manchester Legal Awards.

It will be the first time that we’ve been involved in the awards, which recognise the achievements and talents of individuals and teams across the entire regional legal sector.

For a long time, large, corporate law firms have dominated the legal profession, however over the past few years many have faced challenges due to excess capacity and infrastructure commitments. This in turn has enabled smaller firms to grow and thrive in a market, which, in the past, has been notoriously dominated by the bigger firms.

With prizes in 18 categories, ranging from small, medium and large law firms of the year to barristers’ chambers and seven team accolades, it’s one date in the diary not to be missed. An additional honour for outstanding achievement will be presented to an individual chosen by Manchester Law Society’s council.

Sponsoring the small legal firm of the year category is giving us the opportunity to highlight some of success stories from the past year, some which may not otherwise have got a mention.

The fact that many small firms across the region have grown steadily is clearly something to be recognised and rewarded. Whilst many mid-tier firms are growing, often due to increased merger and acquisition activity, it’s creating opportunities for smaller firms looking to grow. It will be interesting to see what happens this year for the smaller legal practices operating in the North West.

MEN Media is the official media partner for the awards, which will be presented at a gala dinner on Thursday, March 7.