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​Eversheds scoops award at FT Innovative Lawyers Awards

​Eversheds scoops award at FT Innovative Lawyers Awards

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    Eversheds has won for Innovation in Legal Expertise at the prestigious FT Innovative Lawyers Awards.

    The award, which was in the ‘Navigating and Influencing Regulation’ category, recognised work carried out by partner Pamela Thompson and legal director Camilla Spielman in developing for the first time an authorised tax-transparent fund structure in the UK. Known as an authorised contractual scheme (ACS), its use is helping to maintain the competitiveness of the UK investment fund industry, estimated to contribute £12bn every year. Pamela and Camilla are heavily involved in working on a number of ACSs across several sectors.

    The firm was also ranked as number eight in the FT50, the list of the most innovative law firms in Europe. Partner Pamela Thompson was named as one of ten innovative individuals featured in the report; recognition that she has “helped to create many products and services that allow clients to seize opportunities presented by regulatory change.”

    Eversheds was shortlisted for another Innovation in Legal Expertise category, for Restructurings & Reorganisations for a market-first pensions solution and for Innovation in Resourcing and Efficiency for the ground-breaking legal services product, Eversheds Ignite.

    Pamela Thompson commented:

    “We are very proud to have been recognised at the FT Innovative Lawyer Awards as a testament to the team’s hard work and commitment to quality and innovation in the legal sector. We are continuing to work on the authorised contractual funds and are still developing new applications that are of great interest to clients across a number of sectors.”

    Chief executive Bryan Hughes said:

    “Doing work of the highest complexity and delivering innovative solutions remain at the heart of our strategy and it is great to see Eversheds recognised yet again in these prestigious awards.”

    Now in its 11th year of publication, the FT Innovative Lawyers Report has become one of the top legal rankings in Europe and the accompanying awards are widely regarded in the market. The report, based on thorough research, represents a unique analysis of the legal industry, assessing lawyers on their innovation both for clients and in their own businesses. In the tenth anniversary edition in 2015 Eversheds was named one of the Top Ten Game-Changers of the past 10 years.


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