The Lawyer Awards celebrates the most standout legal work seen in the UK market. With a judging panel comprised of industry experts from The Bar, Private Practice and in-house sectors, the awards benefit from a breadth of expertise across the legal industry.
This year, over 400 entries were made into the 27 different categories, with 153 submissions shortlisted for the awards ceremony on Tuesday 20th June.
Recognised for producing the most innovative solution to overcome a legal challenge, Osborne Clarke Solutions took home the top prize in the Best Client Service Innovation category for its work on Taylor Wimpey's Legal Hub – a legal panel matter and spend management platform developed in collaboration with Taylor Wimpey's in-house lawyers.
By utilising innovative processes and technology, Osborne Clarke Solutions worked with Taylor Wimpey to build a tailored panel management platform, the scale of which had not been seen previously, ensuring collaboration and process development between the two teams and all 10 panel firms who would utilise the platform was at the forefront of the project.
Dan Wright, Partner and Head of Osborne Clarke Solutions, said: "We're thrilled to be recognised by The Lawyer for our collaboration with the Taylor Wimpey legal team and the success of the Legal Hub and Panel Management product. This award further demonstrates the quality of the digital solutions we are producing with our clients. It also showcases what can be delivered by us and our clients unleashing a fantastic combination of curiosity, creativity, digital mindsets, and a real focus on making things better for everyone involved."
Sue Thackeray, Regional Solicitor - Legal Operations at Taylor Wimpey, said: "This is a fantastic result for the joint project team. The approach from Osborne Clarke Solutions was always practical and they helped us every step of the way. The team were a pleasure to work with and the portal developed will create real benefits to the Taylor Wimpey in-house team."
Additionally, BioNTech's legal team was nominated by Osborne Clarke for In House Commerce and Industry Team of The Year, and was awarded third place at the awards and the firm's HR team was shortlisted for Best Talent Inclusion Initiative for its work on the OC Speaker Series.