Karen Cooksley wins 'Mover & Shaker of the Year 2015'
Congratulations to Karen Cooksley, Head of Planning at Winckworth Sherwood, who has won the award of 'Mover & Shaker of the Year 2015'.
Property network Movers & Shakers describe the award as 'identify the individual regarded by members as the ultimate networker'.
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Winckworth Sherwood named The Legal 500’s 2015 Specialist Public Sector firm of the Year
Winckworth Sherwood has been named The Legal 500’s Specialist Public Sector firm of the Year for its work in parliamentary infrastructure. The awards are based solely on interviews with in-house counsel and research conducted by The Legal 500 throughout the year.
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Winckworth Sherwood tops law firm diversity tables
Law firm Winckworth Sherwood has been named the UK’s leading law firm for female and ethnic diversity in the workplace.
The Black Solicitors Network (BSN) in its annual Diversity League Tables seeks to recognise and promote equality, diversity and inclusion across the legal profession. The BSN highlights Winckworth Sherwood as demonstrating the strongest commitment to female and ethnic diversity amongst the UK’s 100 leading law firms.
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Winckworth Sherwood named ‘Best Real Estate Investment Legal Team – UK’ by Wealth & Finance Magazine
Winckworth Sherwood is delighted to have been named ‘Best Real Estate Investment Legal Team – UK’ and ‘Most Innovative Alternative Investments Law Firm of the Year – UK’ in the annual Alternative Investment Awards by Wealth & Finance Magazine.
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Winckworth Sherwood named as a Better Bankside 'Bankside Star'
Winckworth Sherwood is proud to have been recognised as and awarded one of the inaugural Better Bankside “Bankside stars”.
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Winckworth Sherwood tops female partners league table
Law firm Winckworth Sherwood has been ranked number one for female partners in an influential guide published on 14 November 2012. The annual league tables provide detailed equalities information for those who work in the legal profession and beyond.
The Black Solicitors Network Diversity League Tables show that the firm is nearing a 50/50 male-to-female split with women making up 42.5 per cent of partners. Winckworth Sherwood’s nearest rival was a whisker behind at 42.37 per cent. Each year the guide approaches theUK’s top 150 solicitors firms. In its seventh year of publication, 73 firms and barristers chambers took part in the research this year, the highest number yet.
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Winckworth Sherwood named ‘Best Supplier’ to social housing sector
Law firm Winckworth Sherwood has been named ‘Best Supplier to the Industry’ at the prestigious annual Affordable Home Ownership Awards. The award was given to Winckworth Sherwood’s Housing team at an award ceremony held on 27 September 2012 in central London.
The Affordable Home Ownership Awards seek to recognise the efforts and achievements of social housing providers across the UK and those that work in this sector. The Best Supplier to Industry award, given for the very first time, celebrates the important role and contributions private sector organisations make to the social housing sector.
In awarding Winckworth Sherwood Best Supplier to Industry, the Affordable Home Ownership judging panel praised the firm’s “compelling” and “straightforward” offer to social housing providers with “good examples of social inclusion”.
Winckworth Sherwood awarded prestigious Lexcel accreditation
Winckworth Sherwood is delighted to announce that we have been awarded Lexcel accreditation.
Lexcel, the Law Society's practice management quality standard for law firms, is a prestigious achievement involving rigorous independent assessment to show that a firm is not only meeting but excelling practice management standards, covering areas such as client care, case management, financial management and risk assessment.
We are delighted to have so successfully embodied the Lexcel requirements into our quality systems. It represents an enormous positive engagement from everyone in the firm to drive forward improvement. Achieving Lexcel accreditation is a tribute to the commitment and dedication of all members of our staff.
Winckworth Sherwood wins award as finalist in "Best practice" awards programme
Winckworth Sherwood received a finalist award at the recent SNW Autumn 2010 awards sponsored by Computerworld and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). The event identifies and acknowledges excellence among IT user-organisations in its “Best practice” awards programme.
Infrastructure Manager, Ashvin Patel, accepted the award on behalf of Winckworth Sherwood at the SNW's Best Practices Awards Program in Texas, a Computerworld & Storage Networking Industry Association sponsored event.
The finalists were honoured during the SNW Autumn conference in Dallas, Texas, on 13 October 2010. Winckworth Sherwood was nominated for its implementation of a data recovery platform that supports remote disaster recovery and application failover/failback at both remote and local sites, an integral part of Winckworth Sherwood’s business continuity strategy.
Winckworth Sherwood partner wins Sainsbury's Lawyer of the Year 2009
Robert Botkai, head of Property & Licensing was named Sainsbury's Legal Community Lawyer of the Year at their Legal Community Conference held on 22nd May 2009 for the supermarket giant's panel of legal advisers.
The award, which was announced by Sainsbury's Head of Legal Services Nick Grant, was in recognition of Robert's role in leading the specialist team at Winckworth Sherwood, undertaking all Sainsbury's alcohol and late night refreshment licensing requirements in England and Wales.
Winckworth Sherwood has acted for Sainsbury's since 2000, undertaking an increasing range of the company's licence applications in England and Wales and this relationship was formalised by tender in 2008. The firm also handles some of Sainsbury's licensing requirements in Scotland.
Winckworth Sherwood has a significant involvement in the licensed trade, acting for leading retailers, garage forecourt operators, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, cinemas and some of London's most prestigious hotels, as well as working for other law firms on the licensing aspects of commercial transactions.
Winckworth Sherwood won "Most Client-Focused Law Firm" at the Legal Technology Awards 2008
Winckworth Sherwood's IT team reaped the prestigious award for the "Most Client Focused Law Firm" at the Legal Technology Awards ceremony held on 31 January 2008 at the Marriot hotel, Grosvenor Square.
The award was won for a project that created an extranet solution which allows our client to manage its huge property portfolio of over 18,000 owned properties.
The extranet solution is a valuable property management tool. The multi-functional features and powerful search and export facility provide immediate access to information pertaining to a single property or batch of properties. All users can see at a glance whether a current legal instruction applies to a property or properties, property type, value, tenancy type, title number, lender and charge details (where applicable).
The product is invaluable to the client and Winckworth Sherwood as it has helped to improve business relationships as a result of the close collaborative working that this extranet supports.
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