eastlaw has been shortlisted for the In-House Innovation category of the British Legal Awards alongside national organisations including Barclays and Carillion. The British Legal Awards are the leading awards for the UK’s thriving business law community acting as a showcase for the achievements of one of the country’s most successful sectors.
The team will be battling it out against five other high-performing legal practices for Modern Law Awards’ Team of the Year. The Modern Law Awards celebrate and identify sparkling talent and success in entrepreneurship, market development, business management and best practice in the modern legal services arena.
The concept of eastlaw was developed by the team itself to deliver services both in-house and on behalf of external clients. Aiming to combine the best aspects of public sector practice with the efficiency and dynamism of the private sector, eastlaw has been particularly successful in acting as the legal arm of our drive to bring empty homes back into use, in setting up the coastshare group to help charities and other not-for-profit organisations, and in generating income for the Council.
eastlaw’s innovative and agile approach has not only secured it position as a value for money, specialist legal service which is efficient, effective and highly regarded, it has been recognised nationally with a number of prestigious awards. More recently, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) has recognised eastlaw as offering exceptional value for money with a cost of £ 1.69* against an average of £5.30 making the team financially competitive in a group of comparable legal service providers.
The Modern Law Awards will be held on 19 November 2015, with The British Legal Awards following on 25 November 2015.