International law firm Slaughter & May has won the Legal Sector Alliance Award for Excellence in Environmental Responsibility at the Law Society Excellence Awards.
BBC journalist Mishal Husain hosted the ceremony at the Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster Bridge, on Thursday which set the scene for the most prestigious awards in the legal calendar, with over 600 people in attendance.
The winners of the Law Society Excellence Awards 2014 have been selected by a panel of senior industry experts, and represent
the brightest and best talent the legal profession has to offer.
The judges were impressed that Slaughter and May reached its ambitious energy reduction target of 40 per cent by 2020, seven years ahead of schedule.
As well as directly improving the firm’s environmental performance, this achievement has positively impacted clients and employees and has helped to champion change in the legal industry.
Law Society president Andrew Caplen said:
“The awards are a celebration of the remarkable work of individual solicitors as well as the successes and innovations of practices and firms, both large and small. It was a triumph.
“Rarely do you get such a breadth of talent under one roof and it is heartening to see the continuous good work that makes our profession what it is. I am glad the Law Society, through the Excellence Awards, is able to formally recognise this good work, which usually takes place quietly, out of the spotlight and as a result of many long hours.
“I congratulate each winner, highly commended and shortlisted entrant. It was a tough call for the judging panel, who had to pick winners from a really exceptional bunch of people.”