East Midlands law firm wins award hat-trick

East Midlands-based law firm, Nelsons, picked up three key industry awards at this year’s Derby & District and Leicestershire Law Society Awards ceremonies.

The firm was crowned the ‘Large Law Firm of the Year’ at both the Derby & District Law Society Awards 2019 and the Leicestershire Law Society Awards 2019 – with associate and solicitor Dianne Collins also picking up the ‘Solicitor of the Year’ award for Derby.

The awards celebrate the successes of key legal individuals and firms in the region who stand out as ambassadors for the industry.

Chief executive Stewart Vandermark said: “We are absolutely delighted with our success at both the award ceremonies. To win any of these categories would be a fantastic accomplishment, let alone to take home three!

“I am also thrilled for Dianne, who was awarded ‘Solicitor of the Year’, showing that her work is making a huge difference to people in the local area and nationally.”

Established in 1983, Nelsons now has three offices across the East Midlands in Nottingham, Derby and Leicester, and is ranked in the top 200 UK law firms.

Stewart added: “We’ve recently launched a fresh vision and values to capture who we are and where we are heading as a business. This process of understanding Nelsons’ purpose and passion resulted in a series of initiatives including a rebrand for the firm, which was launched in January 2019.

“I’m immensely proud of how far Nelsons has come – we have always been, and must continue to be, willing to push forward so we can find new and better ways to serve clients.”