04 February, 2008
Forbes Solicitors, leading local law firm with offices across the North West, has been named Corporate Law Firm of the Year at the Insider Dealmakers Awards 2008. The award recognises outstanding performance by a law firm within Lancashire.
The award ceremony, held at Ewood Park, Blackburn on Thursday 31st January 2008 is billed as one of the best and most prestigious events in the region. Over 320 professionals and business people attended the event, which was compered by Mark Edwardson of BBC North West, to celebrate the cream of Lancashire corporate finance activity. All the awards were voted for by the dealmaking community itself.
The Corporate Law Firm of the Year 2008 award was one of the evening's most fiercely contested categories, with the firm beating some of the biggest names in the business. On the night Forbes were shortlisted with DWF LLP, Napthens LLP, Taylors and Marsden Rawsthorn. They were particularly praised for their role in the opening of the Highwayman by Ribble Valley Inns and for top deals like the sale of Kepak UK's Bamber Bridge assets in a swap for an Irish abattoir.
Business Law team Daniel Milnes, Pauline Rigby, Alexandra Sagar and Charlotte Wood collected the award. Daniel commented "Securing such high profile recognition from the local corporate finance community and a panel of our peers is a real boost for the team. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest service to our clients and this award is testament to that hard work."
John Barker, Managing Partner of the firm added "This has been a very busy year for the Business Law team and the award recognises the talent of the whole team who have had tremendous support from their colleagues in the Employment, Property and Litigation departments. It is a great result for the firm"
Daniel Milnes was one of those shortlisted for Corporate Lawyer of the Year and both he and Pauline Rigby were also shortlisted for Young Dealmaker of the Year.
(Pictured L-R: Daniel Milnes, Alexandra Sagar, Charlotte Wood and Pauline Rigby of Forbes Solicitors Business Law Team collected the award at the ceremony, presented by Jim Akrill of PM&M, sponsors of the award)