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03 January 2019

Bindmans LLP wins Public Sector Firm of the Year and Risk Advisory Individual of the Year: John Halford at the Legal 500 UK Awards 2019

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We are thrilled to announce that Bindmans LLP has won awards in two categories at this year’s Legal 500 Awards. Bindmans were awarded the Legal 500 Public Sector Firm of the Year and John Halford has also been recognised as the Risk Advisory Individual of the Year for Brexit-related work.

The Legal 500 Awards acknowledges law firms, in-house teams and individuals for their work over the past year. These awards do not accept submissions, but instead are expertly researched by conducting 70,000 interviews to discover the most skilled, expert practitioners and firms.

John Halford, Joint Head of Public Law and Human Rights at Bindmans LLP said:

We are very grateful to our peers and the Legal 500 for the recognition represented by these awards. At the heart of Bindmans’ public sector work – whether for public bodies, claimants challenging them or campaigners, charities and NGOs – is the understanding that the state must use its powers lawfully and responsibly. Our goal is to help ensure that happens, especially in the turbulent and uncertain times brought about by Brexit

Other firms shortlisted within the category of Public Sector Firm of the Year were: Bates Wells Braithwaite, Bevan Brittan, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP and Leigh Day.

Individuals shortlisted in the category of Risk Advisory Individual of the Year were: Vanessa Havard-Williams (Linklaters), Ruth Boardman (Bird & Bird), Anne-Marie Ottaway (Pinsent Masons) and Louis Charalambous (Simons Muirhead Burton).

The award winners can be found here.

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