Sunday, August 05, 2012
The Personal Injury Team at Watkins and Gunn is in the running for the Legal Services Team of the Year Award (1-10 partners) at the prestigious Claims Innovation Awards, the result of which will be revealed at a glittering ceremony which will take place at Manchester’s Hilton Hotel on May 9th.
The annual industry-respected awards provide a unique opportunity to celebrate the excellence of individuals and organisations working within the claims industry.
With offices in Newport and also Cardiff and Pontypool, Watkins and Gunn is one of the longest established firms in Wales, offering a wide range of legal services including accident claims, medical negligence, wills and probate, employment law, divorce and family law and property. They are very highly regarded for their Personal Injury work and have an excellent client base. Clive Thomas, Jonathan Wellington and Lisa Guscott are all members of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel and they are ranked in both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners publication as one of the leading firms in Wales in this area of law.
Employing 40 staff across its three offices, the firm was named 360 Legal Group’s “Law Firm of the Year” in 2011. Managing Partner Clive Thomas was also honoured with the Leading Wales Award for Leadership in the Private Sector at last year’s Law Society Excellence Awards.
Watkins and Gunn were nominated for this latest award by, Civitas Law, a leading Cardiff Barristers Chambers. In their submission Civitas described the firm as one of the most progressive in Wales and commended them for reaffirming their reputation for quality whilst simultaneously introducing new, competitive offerings and effectively marketing them. Civitas are themselves shortlisted for Legal Services Team of the Year (21+ Partners) and Emma Waddingham, their Business Development Manager has been shortlisted for the “Rising Star” Award.
Speaking about his team’s ongoing success, Managing Partner of Watkins and Gunn, and Head of the Personal Injury Team, Clive Thomas said:
“We are delighted to have been nominated for such an auspicious national award. The Awards celebrate innovation and client service which are both at the heart of everything we do.”
“It is an absolute pleasure to work with such a motivated, personable and dedicated team. We are hugely passionate about achieving the best possible outcome for our clients and this is reflected in the excellent feedback that we receive from them. I am very proud of our team and I’m keeping my fingers crossed for the big night!”