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26 October 2016 | Firm News | Article by Alun Jones

Hugh James wins coveted award

Hugh James has been announced as the winner for The Legal 500 UK Firm of the Year for Wales.

Hugh Jamesbeat off competition from four other Welsh law firms to win the award.

Now in its 29th year, The Legal 500 Series is widely acknowledged as the world’s largest legal referral guide. More than 280,000 corporate counsel are surveyed and interviewed globally each year.

The winners are decided after months of thorough research, where 70,000 interviews are conducted with in-house counsel, law firms and sets in the UK to pin-point the most capable, expert practitioners and firms.

The award win comes hot on the heels of two significant developments here at Hugh James. Earlier this month, we joined forces with Cardiff-based commercial law firm, MLM Cartwright, to become the largest corporate, commercial and property legal team in Wales.

In September, we acquired boutique commercial property law firm in London, Claremont Richards, to grow our presence in the capital.

This year has also seen us make a number of strategic senior appointments, including 20 promotions taking our total employee number to 690.

Alun Jones commented:

“This award is a great way to mark a milestone year for us, which has involved two law firms joining forces with Hugh James, major pieces of work for our clients, new client wins, strategic appointments and a recent rebrand.

“We were up against some tough competition so to win is a huge achievement for us. We have very talented teams at the firm working across a range of specialisms, all of whom have been recognised as leaders in their respective fields by the Legal 500 directory.

“This award is testament to the talent, hard work and commitment of our staff and we hope to continue our success next year.”

A dinner for winners will now be held on the 23rd February at The East & West Crypts in London.

Author bio

Alun Jones

Managing Partner

Alun Jones is Managing Partner of Hugh James, taking the helm in January 2011. He is also chair of the firm’s board of management.

In his role as Managing Partner, Alun is responsible for formulating and implementing the firm’s business strategy and day-to-day operations.

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