Irwin Mitchell Celebrating Trio Of Award Nominations

Glasgow Office Shortlisted For Accolades At Scott And Co Scottish Legal Awards


Lawyers and staff at Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP are celebrating a triple award nomination for this year’s Scott & Co Scottish Legal Awards.

More than 20 companies, teams and individuals have been shortlisted for one of the prestigious awards, which recognises excellence in the Scottish legal profession and fundraising activity for charities in Scotland and the UK.

Irwin Mitchell’s Glasgow office has been shortlisted for Litigation Team of the Year, Fundraising Team of the Year alongside Paralegal and Team Leader, Fraser Watson, who has been nominated for the Scottish Paralegal Association Paralegal of the Year accolade.

The nominees are now looking forward to a reception on Wednesday, 6 February at Hotel Missioni in Edinburgh followed by a presentation dinner on Thursday, 28 March at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, where the winners will be announced.

The judging panel, chaired by Margo Macdonald, met in December last year, at Hotel Missioni to deliberate over the entries. Experts from business, law and politics including Sir Andrew Cubie, Alastair Forsyth QC and Owen Kelly, Chief Executive of Scottish Financial Enterprise, cast their votes.

Commenting on the award nominations, Irwin Mitchell Scotland’s Managing Partner, Craig Marshall, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be shortlisted for three accolades at the Scottish Legal Awards, which are held in such high esteem by everyone in the industry, particularly as we are up against the best in the business.

“These nominations reflect the hard work all of our staff put in every day for the most important people in our business, our clients, and it’s great to see effort recognised like this.”

Craig also said the firm’s fundraising team is delighted to be nominated for their efforts after raising money for local and UK charities such as Yorkhill Children’s Foundation in Glasgow, Marie Curie Cancer Care, MacMillan Cancer Support and Child Bereavement UK.

Fundraising events in 2012 included a 5K run, a cycle ride between Marie Curie centres in Glasgow and Newcastle, an Olympic-themed lunch, a Wii fitness challenge and a relay along the route of the Edinburgh Marathon.

He added: “Fundraising for charities which are close to all our hearts is a big part of our social responsibility programme at Irwin Mitchell and the dress down days, bake sales, fun runs and challenges we’ve held to boost the Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation is a great way for us to give something back to the community. It’s been a real team effort and we are now looking forward to the awards night itself, when hopefully we will be celebrating again.”