Ramsdens took one of the top accolades at this year’s Yorkshire Legal Awards 2015, winning the prestigious title of ‘Law Firm of the Year’ (11-30 partners) and with it recognition for the firm’s achievements and its people.
As well as winning this award, their Private Client and Residential Conveyancing teams were Highly Commended.
Karen James was also named as the Yorkshire Lawyer of the Year for 2015. Partner and Head of Residential Conveyancing at Ramsdens Solicitors, she was described by the judging panel, as a solicitor who was “storming ahead” of her competition making her a “very deserving winner”.
Karen said: ” I am absolutely thrilled that the efforts of every single person within our organisation have been recognised. As for the personal award of Yorkshire Lawyer of the Year, I am still, quite frankly, overwhelmed, not only in receiving the award itself, but by the messages of support and congratulations pouring in from all sectors of the industry. It is actually a very humbling experience.”
These awards cap a busy and successful year for Ramsdens, with the completion of its recent merger with Baxter Caulfield. The firm has grown steadily in the past few years and now boasts 250 staff across 10 offices.
Managing Partner, Paul Joyce, commented: “We’re delighted to receive these awards and recognition and see it as a real achievement for the whole firm. Ramsdens is an ambitious firm and this has been a tremendous twelve months (and there is more to come in the next year). Karen being named Lawyer of the Year was really the icing on the cake and very well deserved.”
The news follows the firms recent announcement they ranked in The Lawyer Top 200 UK Law Firms 2015 list.