National law firm Bevan Brittan is celebrating after its Leeds office won the ‘Litigation and Dispute Resolution’ prize at the Yorkshire Legal Awards last night (October 6th).

Held at New Dock Hall in Leeds, the event recognises and celebrates the achievements of the local legal community. Bevan Brittan was described by judges as “a stand-out performer” in the area of Litigation and Dispute Resolution, with its submission ticking “every box”. The team were also praised for their charity work.

As well as winning an award, Bevan Brittan was proud to be shortlisted for three other prizes – Firm of the Year (Large), Commercial Property and Diversity & Inclusion.

James Atkins, Partner and Leeds Office Head at Bevan Brittan, said: “We are delighted to have secured this award, which is undoubtedly a testament to our expertise in areas including commercial litigation, construction litigation, housing management and property litigation.

“The win highlights the excellent results we have delivered, while it also showcases the value of the work we do for our clients. A special mention must go to Partners Judith Hopper, Sarah Wilson, James Teagle and John Cox as well as to all members of our commercial litigation, construction litigation, housing management and property litigation teams.

“It was also welcome to see the judges reference the growth of our teams, our diversity and the contributions we have made to the community. We are continuing our efforts to further develop and grow our offering in Leeds and have been attracting top talent in the process. Ultimately, we remain focussed on ensuring that we achieve the best possible results for all our clients.”

News of the win has come shortly after the release of the latest Legal 500 rankings. Bevan Brittan’s Leeds office retained its top tier rankings for Health, Local Government and Social Housing, while Michael Boyd, Julie Cowan-Clark and Richard Stirk were all ranked as “Leading Individuals”. David Kitson was also listed as a ‘Next Generation Partner’ and Charles Stent as a ‘Rising Star’.

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