The outstanding achievements of Wilmslow based law firm Jackson Barrett & Gass have again been recognised by the judges of the most prestigious awards in the legal calendar.

Local law firm, Jackson Barrett & Gass have been short-listed for the Law Society’s Excellence Awards in the category of Marketing & Business Development. This follows last year’s short listing for Excellence in Client Service. The entry is based upon their use of Home Information Packs to not only gain more clients, but also speed up the Conveyancing process for clients, and provide value for money.

BBC Broadcaster Mishal Husain will present the awards at a prestigious celebration dinner and presentation ceremony which will take place at the Royal Horticultural Halls, Greycoat Street, on 22nd October, and once again the principal sponsor is Mercedes-Benz. 

The awards reward the most outstanding practitioners in the legal professions and are open to the entire legal sector, not just Solicitors. They are designed to recognise best practice across the entire legal profession and to celebrate excellence and outstanding achievement in areas that are central to the profession today. They highlight innovative business and quality of life practices, successful approaches to practice management, contributions through social responsibility and equality and diversity initiatives.

Sean Barrow, Principal at the Wilmslow firm, said, “We feel truly honoured to be shortlisted for the second year running. This demonstrates that whilst we are modest in size, we have the drive and legal knowledge to compete with the big firms.”

Rick Barrow, Marketing Manager, said, “We have worked hard to use HIPs in a positive way, by adding extra information and full local searches to benefit our most important stakeholders - our clients. We also make no charge for putting the HIPs together, which clients see as real value for money.”

Robert Heslett, Law Society President, said, “The superb standard of entries received for the excellence awards 2009 has been outstanding and reflects the high level of innovation and quality that exists across the legal profession. We have received hundreds of entries from across England and Wales and the short list have been very successful in beating off the competition to reach this stage.

There’s no better way to promote the legal profession than to celebrate the excellence and dynamism that exists right across the profession. We can all benefit by recognising and learning from the achievements of the leaders and innovators in our profession. The best entrants will gain the accolade of winning the most prestigious awards in the legal calendar”. 

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