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Cripps wins ‘Independent Law Firm of the Year’ at The Lawyer Awards 2024

20 Jun 2024

Cripps is proud to be awarded Independent Law Firm of the Year at The Lawyer Awards 2024. Widely regarded as one of the legal profession’s most respected accolades, the awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of firms and individuals across the entire legal landscape.

Cripps stood out among eight other firms in The Independents category. This category honours firms demonstrating consistent business growth, exceptional client service, and a commitment to the wider community.

The judges were particularly impressed by Cripps’ well-defined vision and strategic direction, highlighting ‘it knows what it is good at and where it wants to go’. Cripps’ strong focus on people, evidenced by their B Corp certification (achieved in December 2023), further resonated with the panel. This commitment to social responsibility solidified Cripps’ position as a leader not only in legal expertise, but also in driving positive social change. The firm’s strategic investments in technology were also commended by the judges.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be named independent law firm of the year,” said James Beatton, managing partner. “The past year has seen tremendous growth, with key lateral hires combined with our successful merger with PDT playing a big part of this. We remain focused on continuous improvement, and this award is a testament to our people and their dedication. This is a momentous accomplishment for everyone at Cripps, and one we all share in.”

Mike Scott, senior partner, added, “We continuously strive to make a positive and lasting impact in everything we do whether for our clients, people, communities or the environment. Using purpose as our core, we have articulated a clear set of values and an ambitious vision. This award serves as a powerful validation of the steps we have taken to achieve that vision, acknowledging not just our legal excellence, but also our unwavering commitment to our core purpose. I am incredibly proud of this win, and extend my congratulations to everyone at Cripps.”