The legal environment is a fast paced and exciting market, with increased competition and innovative advancements providing a raft of challenges for many legal practices as the industry always strives to evolve.
Political and economic issues have also affected the markets globally, resulting in lawyers continuously having to adapt in an industry of ever evolving legislation and regulation. In addition, as the market becomes increasingly global the rise in cross-border issues means legal professionals are having to constantly update their existing skills and acquire new ones.
Because of this constantly fluctuating sector, we look to highlight those who work tirelessly to overcome these obstacles with the Legal Awards. Our awards are based on merit, not purely just on the number of votes a firm has received. The Legal Awards are designed to reward parties based on their excellence demonstrated in the industry.
Winning an award provides you with the evidence you need to prove that beyond doubt you stand out from the crowd. Enhancing your victory with visual reminders is the perfect way to attract new clients and employees alike. Receiving third-party recognition helps to boost the reputation of your company and the trust in the services offered.
Our Legal Awards have been running for many years now and serve as the ultimate guide to the very best that the legal industry has to offer. The programme is open to all firms within the legal industry regardless of size. Nominated by clients, peers, fellow professionals and in some cases by the media group; voted for by our subscribers and agreed by our industry experts, the Legal Awards provide a comprehensive go-to resource for those seeking the truly outstanding legal professionals from around the world, who go the extra mile to get the job done in style.
Nominees are gained via our online nomination form from magazine subscribers, online visitors, social media following, clients and our wider circulation.
Those putting forward nominees are welcome to nominate their own firm or colleagues within their firm as well as third party businesses.
Acquisition International is part of the publishing house AI Global Media, the publishers also put forward nominees for consideration.
All those who formally accept their nomination will be asked if they would like to submit material for further consideration as supporting evidence.
We consider materials supplied by nominees, information on those nominated businesses available online and any information supplied with the original nomination.
Our research team who are highlighted below will assess all information presented when it comes to determining winners.
The team gather information independently from a number of publicly available sources, they will assess the material supplied by the nominees and by those who put them forward originally.
They will cast their final judgment based on various criteria including client dedication, innovation, business growth, longevity, online reputation, client feedback and business performance.
Once winners have been determined each winner will be contacted directly.
Details of those winners will be embargoed until Acquisition International formally announce the winners publicly via the website and award winners' magazine.
We encourage all of our winners to publicly announce their win independently.
Announcements via company websites, social media channels, via publicly released press releases, and through local and national press are a great way of really maximising the exposure gained from such an amazing achievement.
After joining the business in 2015, Martyn has been involved with numerous award programmes on Acquisition International and has thus developed a keen interest in corporate finance matters. Gaining an understanding of the trends affecting how businesses perform has been hugely important in his role as lead researcher on AI.
Martyn is honoured to be the figurehead for AI award programmes, after witnessing the brand develop over the last four years.
Laura is our awards manager overseeing a number of our key Acquisition International awards programmes
Jeremy is head of the research team, a diligent individual committed to Acquisition International’s customers and award winners
As one of AI Global Media’s Directors, Kathryn is passionate about delivering maximum value for each award winner.
"ELF Productivity Ltd is extremely proud to appear in Acquisition International Magazine’s Top 50 in Technology. We would like to place on record how delighted we are with the article and what a pleasurable experience it was collaborating with Acquisition International."
Chris Ainscough - ELF Productivity Ltd.
"Acquisition International were a joy to work with. They gave clear guidelines and responded quickly."
Joanna Potbury - DMH Stallard
"We are delighted to receive this prestigious accolade in recognition of the ground-breaking 22 years we have taught in this sector. Acquisition International’s Awards acknowledge all elements of education and reward individuals and organisations who have demonstrated their contribution and creativity in this field. It has been a pleasure to work with the team at AI and we look forward to a continued and successful association as we pursue our goal to offer further original, enjoyable and specialist adult educational programmes."
Mary Bromley - The Course