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Moore Blatch has won a Law Society Excellence Award for Excellence in Business Development. The firm won the award along with law firm Bermans, for a ground-breaking commercial resolution process for SMEs, Escalate.
The Law Society Excellence Awards shine a light on outstanding work in the legal sector, recognising individuals and teams that have gone above and beyond.
The Law Society said of Escalate: “The first time the judges looked at this entry they knew it would be a winner. An innovative idea and the very definition of the word ‘disruptive’, this firm developed their business development innovation to fix a fragile commercial dispute market. The judges particularly liked the collaboration and scalability and value for clients.”
Escalate was developed collaboratively by a group of professional services practices, including Moore Blatch, and partners with leading firms from the legal, accountancy, finance and membership sectors in order to help clients get access to justice.
Mark Osgood, partner and head of asset recovery, Moore Blatch said: “Commercial disputes can be costly, lengthy and a risky undertaking, especially for SMEs. Escalate was designed as a smarter way to resolve many commercial disputes, helping SMEs find quick and cost-effective solutions that can help accelerate the settlement of suitable claims. We’re delighted with this win.”
This is the third prestigious award win for Escalate. Earlier this year it won Best Collaboration Initiative at The Lawyer Awards, and last year it won Innovation of the Year at the British Accountancy Awards.
Partner for Medical Relations at Moore Blatch, Trevor Sterling, was also the only solicitor to be highly commended in the Solicitor of the Year – Private Practice category.