Brightstone Law has been shortlisted for a Law Society Excellence Award, the highest accolade for law firms in England and Wales.

Brightstone Law is shortlisted alongside four other firms in the category of Medium Law Firm of the Year, which recognises those medium-sized firms that have ‘demonstrated excellence through business improvement, staff engagement and development, and client service’.

Winners will be announced in a series of online ceremonies from 13 to 15 October.

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Jonathan Newman (pictured), senior partner at Brightstone Law, said: “Being shortlisted for a Law Society Excellence award is really pleasing.

“It’s not just affirmation that we are considered amongst the finest law firms in the country, but also recognition of the way we go about our work.

“At Brightstone Law, we’ve never been afraid to put our head above the parapet and fight for what we believe in, which is unusual in the legal profession, and not always popular.

“This accolade is proof that our commitment to taking a lead in our sector can provide both success and recognition. It doesn’t mean we can now sit on our achievement, but it does provide real encouragement for us to continue doing what we do and continue to improve how we do it.”

Simon Davis, president of the Law Society of England and Wales, added: “Congratulations to all those who have been shortlisted.

“There are more than 9,000 firms and 190,000 solicitors in England and Wales, so to be shortlisted for a Law Society Excellence Award is to be recognised as being among the very best of the best.

“The justice system was already under immense pressure prior to COVID-19 and the situation has been exacerbated by the pandemic, making the incredible work that is being done by solicitors across the country day-in day-out to support their clients more vital than ever.”