A firm grip on successWhich law firms triumphed in last night's HR in Law Awards?
The HR in Law Awards, in association with Professionals in Law, may only be in their second year but they’re already an unmissable night in the legal HR calendar.
Last night 300 HR/law types rocked up at the Honourable Artillery Company in London for a ceremony that clocked up even more entries, more winners and more beetroot emulsion than it did in 2015.
The evening was presented by Stephen Mangan (right) – of Green Wing, Episodes and Postman Pat: The Movie fame – and saw a total of fourteen firms go home with a decent bit of silverware in their handbag. The evening was introduced by the Chair of HR in Law, Rob Hind. (‘A Highly Commended means you missed out on the top spot by a margin even thinner than a Panamanian lawyer’s conscience,’ etc.)
The winners were:
Excellence in Direct Recruitment: Osborne Clarke
Best School-Leaver or Apprenticeship Initiative: Mayer Brown
Best HR Innovation Through Technology: Linklaters
Excellence in Equality & Inclusion: Clifford Chance
Excellence in Learning & Development: Ashurst
HR Business Impact Award: Trowers & Hamlins
Best CSR Initiative: Simpson Millar
Best Health & Wellbeing Initiative (for firms of up to 750 employees): Reed Smith
Best Health & Wellbeing Initiative (for firms of over 750 employees): Nabarro
Excellence in Talent Management: Pinsent Masons
Best Trainee Recruitment Campaign: Taylor Wessing
Best Legal Workplace: Burges Salmon
Best Individual Contribution: Gun Judge (Addleshaw Goddard)
Rising Star: Catherine Morgan-Guest (Macfarlanes)
The winner of the evening’s Grand Prix award was Clifford Chance, which was recognised for the excellence of its LGBT diversity work.