S&B named National/Regional Firm of the Year at the 2016 Legal Business Awards
The Legal Business Awards, organised by Legal Business, are one of the most prestigious awards in the legal sector. The “National/Regional Law Firm of the Year” award recognises the UK-based national or regional firm (with headquarters outside of London) that has made the most significant progress over the past year in advancing its strategy. Key factors taken into account for this award are evidence of effective leadership, impressive financial performance and increased market share across the firm’s major practice areas.
S&B shortlisted: Litigation Team of the Year - Solicitors Journal Awards 2016
We are delighted that S&B has been shortlisted for the Litigation Team of the Year in the upcoming Solicitors Journal Awards 2016. The Awards recognise excellence in a changing legal market. The judges were looking for technical brilliance in reported case work; an innovative approach with the use of alternative dispute resolution, arbitration, or other methods; and outstanding expertise and dedication to clients. The other five firms shortlisted include national and city based firms and a London barristers chambers. The winners will be announced at an awards dinner on 25 May 2016 in London.
National Leaders outside of London – Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property
We have been ranked amongst a handful of firms as "National Leaders outside of London" for both Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property, by the 2016 edition of the Chambers legal directory.
The Legal 500 directory also ranked our Dispute Resolution team in the top tier of firms based in the South of England for Litigation, Aviation and Intellectual Property.
Hong Kong Arbitration
A team made up of Michael Frisby (partner), Paula Harris (senior associate) and Catherine Penny (senior associate) were in Hong Kong for a 5 day arbitration hearing in the summer.
S&B acted for the UK subsidiary of an international life sciences company in a multi-million US$ dispute against a foreign life sciences company. The dispute concerned allegations of breach of contract and regulatory breaches and involved 7 expert witnesses.
In the recently published award our client was successful on its claim, defeated the counterclaim and was awarded interest and costs.