“SIMPLY THE BEST!”
Mackinnons Solicitors triumph at Scott & Co Legal Awards 2013
At Edinburgh International Conference Centre on 28th March 2013, Mackinnons solicitors, with offices in Aberdeen, Cults and Aboyne, were awarded not just one, but two awards for Private Client and Property work.
Described by the sponsors, Scott & Co, as a ceremony to highlight the very best work that is usually a shared secret between client and the legal provider, the event has been described as the “Oscars” of the legal profession and designed specifically to identify and recognise excellence in particular areas of the law.
Hosted by BBC presenters Dougie Vipond and Louise White, the event was a glittering black tie event held in the presence of some of the judges – Sir Andrew Cubie OBE; Ian Fraser, journalist; Lorna Jack, ScottishLaw Society; Donald Walker, Scotsman Newspaper; Caroline Docherty, WS Society and was attended by more than 500 guests.
Mackinnons had been told by the judging panel in January of this year that they had been shortlisted in two categories Registers of Scotland Residential Property Team of the Year and Hotel Missoni Private Client Team of the Year and twelve members of the teams travelled down to Edinburgh for the event.
Speaking before the event, Pat Gray, Partner in both the Private Client and Property Departments said “to be short listed for both of these awards and to be the only firm in the North East and indeed north of the central belt, recognised in this way is in itself a tremendous achievement for the firm and for our teams. We know the quality of work and service we provide day in – day out, to our clients but to have this acknowledged externally is extremely gratifying”.
In awarding the Private Client Team of the Year Award sponsored by Hotel Missoni, the judges recognised the depth of the firm’s knowledge and expertise and particularly the empathetic nature of the service delivered to the firm’s extensive private client base across Scotland.
The literature available to clients and the quality of advice on offer was said to be outstanding and well worthy of the award.
On what turned out to be an unexpectedly even more successful night for the firm, the Residential Property Team was then awarded Registers of Scotland
Residential Property Team of the Year.
Describing the firm’s vision, presentation, expertise, quality and innovation the judges said that the team’s work was truly outstanding.
The awards were presented on stage at the Ceremony and full coverage is available onwww.thelegalawards.com
Commenting after the ceremony, Charles Scott, senior partner said, “Tonight has been a very special night both in the history of Mackinnons and for Pat and her
teams. The Awards are both richly deserved and true recognition of many years of hard work and dedication to the firm’s clients.”
Commenting on the firm’s web site just after news had broken, two clients said “not bad eh, for a wee firm up in the north!!” and “just recognition for what we as
clients have known for years – well done Mackinnons!!”
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