Gilson Gray win big at prestigious legal awards

7 April, 2017 by Gilson Gray in News

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Gilson Gray has won big at a prestigious legal awards ceremony – topping an impressive six categories.

The firm, backs up wins at the Law Awards of Scotland and the Acquisitions International M & A Awards and in 2015 and 2016, underlining its place as one of the top law firms operating north of the border.

Gilson Gray saw success in the Scottish categories, winning Corporate Law Firm of the Year, M&A Law Firm of the Year, Full Service Law Firm of the Year and Customer Service Law Firm of the Year.

Leading individuals were also recognised, with Glen Gilson scooping the Managing Partner of the Year award for the second time in three years, and Steven Jansch picked up Insolvency Lawyer of the Year, an honour he also won in 2014.

Managing Partner Glen Gilson, said: “We are delighted and humbled by this level of recognition. We are carving out a strong reputation as a full service firm capable of specialist recognition across all of our services.

“The firm is dedicated to becoming The best example in Scotland, committed to driving growth by attracting the best talent in their respective fields.

“The mindset in the business remains the same as the day we started – to provide a transparently and persuasively priced service and only employ partners and staff that know how to engage properly with clients to make the service exceptional and wherever possible enjoyable.”

Commenting on his recognition as one of the leading leaders in the legal industry Glen added, “I am grateful for the accolade but it is of lesser importance than the Firm of the Year and Customer Service awards. I am very lucky to work alongside the likes of Matthew Gray and the very talented people in our business. Every one of our partners and staff deserve recognition for their efforts and excellence. It is our collective effort that has delivered each of the awards and moreover our commercial success to date.”

Matthew Gray, Managing Director of Property Services at Gilson Gray added, “We are as ever very grateful to our clients and the Scottish business community for their continued support.  We are keen to provide a very different working environment and service to the traditionalistic legal model and it is encouraging to receive such recognition for our efforts to date.”

The Acquisition International M&A Awards celebrate dedication, skill and outstanding results from individuals, teams and firms across the corporate world.

These awards round off a strong awards season for the firm, as Gilson Gray recently took home ‘Litigation Firm of the Year’ at The Law Awards of Scotland, picked up ‘Best New Business’ at the Scottish Variety Awards, and secured further industry recognition with wins at the ACQ5 Awards.

In 2014, Gilson Gray opened as the largest full service law firm launch in Scottish legal history, with a portfolio of talent selected from the leading firms in Scotland – opening simultaneously in Glasgow and Edinburgh with a radical client-focus strategy that offers a cost effective alternative to the top ten firms in the country. Since launch it has been one of the most widely decorated law firms in Scotland having been awarded 14 awards, voted for by clients and the Scottish business community, in under 3 years.

It’s Glasgow office at 160 West George Street, along with the newly expanded Edinburgh site, offers specialist legal, property and financial services.