Triple award whammy for Welsh law firm

A Welsh law firm has been shortlisted for the Law Society Excellence Awards and the South Wales Business Awards.

Watkins & Gunn Solicitors, which has offices in Cardiff, Newport and Pontypool, has been shortlisted for the Law Society’s Excellence awards in Business Development and Excellence in Technology categories and the Excellence in Technology category at the South Wales Business Awards.

As one of only two Welsh law firms to be shortlisted for the Business Development category, Watkins & Gunn Solicitors impressed judges by demonstrating its new and innovative ways to grow its legal services and how it has adapted to an ever-changing legal landscape. This has included the use of a new mobile phone App for its clients and the launch of Gateway2Law – its unique online legal service.

The award-winning firm will find out if it has won the Law Society’s awards at a prestigious black tie dinner on Thursday 20th October 2016 at the Hilton Park Lane Hotel in London.

The South Wales Business Awards will take place on Friday 9th September at the Bear Hotel in Cowbridge and will be hosted by Sara Edwards.

Clive Thomas, managing partner of Watkins & Gunn Solicitors, said: “I am thrilled that we have been shortlisted for three awards, especially for Excellence in Technology. At Watkins & Gunn Solicitors, we are extremely proud of the way we continue to utilise technology to develop a more efficient and accessible legal service for our clients.

“There’s some tough competition but we’re looking forward to attending both events as it’s a great reward for our team’s hard work and a real endorsement of the Partners’ vision for the firm.”

Law Society president Robert Bourns, said: “The Excellence Awards recognise outstanding achievement in the solicitor profession, and to be short-listed for the Excellence in Technology and Excellence in Business Development awards shows that Watkins & Gunn Solicitors are among the very best in their field.

“Having received a large number of entries this year, Watkins & Gunn Solicitors should be proud of the achievement of being shortlisted in two categories in the face of so many high quality nominees.”
Watkins & Gunn Solicitors offers a wide range of legal services including Accident Claims, Medical Negligence, Wills and Probate, Employment Law, Education Law, Public Law, Business Law, Divorce and Family Law, Childcare Law, Criminal Law, Road Traffic Law and Property.

Previous award wins for Watkins & Gunn Solicitors include being named the 360 Legal Law Firm of the Year, receiving the Law Society’s Excellence Award for Practice Management, and the Legal Services Team of the Year (1-10 partners) at the Claims Innovation Awards.