The Collingwood Legal team led by Paul McGowan (back centre)
Sarah Waddington

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Collingwood Legal shortlisted for national legal award

Newcastle-based employment law specialist Collingwood Legal has become the only law firm with a North East headquarters to be shortlisted in the prestigious The Lawyer Magazine Awards.

The practice is in the running to scoop the title of Boutique Firm of the Year in the awards, which are now in their 22nd year and recognise legal excellence across the UK.

Collingwood Legal, which was established in 2010, made the shortlist following a successful 2015 in which it increased its turnover by more than 50 per cent, rose up the ranks in industry bible the Legal 500 and won many new regional and national clients across different sectors.

The firm’s founder and principal solicitor, Paul McGowan, said: “I set up Collingwood Legal as a modern specialist law firm with a clear vision to be recognised as the leader in the field of employment law in the North East and beyond.

“To be shortlisted for a well-recognised national award is something we’re very proud of. The award is based on criteria that includes our strategic vision and leadership, and our financial management, growth, talent management, innovation and client service delivery.”

Collingwood Legal advises a diverse range of public and private sector clients on their employment and HR needs, including Sage Gateshead and a raft of clients in the health and education sectors.

The Boutique Firm of the Year Award recognises outstanding specialist legal practices that have achieved success in their individual sectors, and the breadth and depth of expertise they provide to clients.

Collingwood Legal will be flying the flag for the North East at The Lawyer Magazine Awards final on June 29, at the O2 InterContinental Hotel in London.

Mr McGowan, who is a nationally-recognised TUPE and whistleblowing expert, said: “I’m very proud the firm has achieved this recognition and has been shortlisted for such a prestigious national award after just five years which I believe is testament to the hard work of all of the team at Collingwood Legal.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Sarah Waddington .

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