Ashurst wins Innovation Award at the Law Awards of Scotland

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    The firm received the award in recognition of its NewLaw division, Ashurst Advance, and the work the team undertakes with clients to achieve their goals in delivering cost-effective and outcomes-orientated legal service delivery. Over the past year the team has delivered a number of significant initiatives including the launch of Ashurst's first digital product, ESGReady, developed in partnership with the firm's financial regulatory experts, as well as the design and delivery of an award-winning client solution for Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans jointly with the firm's global loans legal team, and the establishment of a Legal Transformation Programme to provide a more intensive approach to driving change. Further, this year also saw Ashurst Advance launch a ground-breaking career development framework specific to NewLaw professionals to help the next generation grow and excel in their careers.

    Mike Polson, head of Ashurst Advance Delivery and Glasgow managing partner, commented:

    “We are delighted that Ashurst has received this market recognition, it speaks to the calibre of our team and reflects our absolute focus on providing clients with commercially competitive and innovative solutions in response to changing market demands. Over the last 12 months the team has continued to drive transformation and develop innovative digital products and targeted efficient solutions for clients. This award is a fitting testament to the whole team's dedication and expertise in this field.”

    Chris Georgiou, co-head of Ashurst Advance, added:

    "Being recognised as a leader in innovation is a great accolade. Innovation is a key area of strategic importance for Ashurst and this award reflects our continued commitment to developing new solutions that reshape clients' experience and add value to their businesses."

    Originally established in Glasgow in 2013, Ashurst Advance has quickly grown into a global leader in the NewLaw space, servicing Ashurst's global client base from its innovative global delivery hubs in Glasgow and Brisbane, and with additional teams in London, Melbourne and Sydney. Ashurst Advance provides services across the full suite of NewLaw products and services including Advanced Delivery, Legal Managed Services, Digital, Legal Operations and Flexible Resourcing and together with Ashurst's Risk Advisory team, uniquely positions the firm to provide clients will a full service offering across legal, consulting and delivery.

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