Schillings Shortlisted In The Lawyer Awards 2009
on: May 20, 2009, 5:15 am
Author: Christopher Mills
one of the UK's foremost law firms leading the way in protecting
reputations by employing legal tools including privacy, defamation,
copyright and commercial litigation, has announced that Matthew
Himsworth has been shortlisted for the Assistant Solicitor of
the Year award at this year's The Lawyer Awards.
Himsworth is an associate at Schillings
and specialises in reputation management on behalf of corporations,
brands and public figures. He has developed his career over the
last seven years, having trained with Schillings, and has built
a strong profile both within the firm and externally within the
legal profession and with clients.
strong factor in Matthew's shortlisting for ‘Assistant Solicitor
of the Year’ was his demonstration of entrepreneurship and
business building skills, when identifying new opportunities for
creating additional revenue streams from an area within the practice.
Working with the Schillings marketing team, Matthew devised a
strategy for formally growing the sports
law practice. The objective was to create a short, medium
and long term plan to provide partners and fee earners with a
framework to facilitate keeping in regular contact with existing
clients and a method to raise brand awareness and generate new
business development leads.
highest profile success was for the stock broking firm, Collins
Stewart in its well documented libel action against the Financial
Times. This was the largest claim ever brought and Matthew helped
achieve a ground-breaking apology on the front page of the Companies
and Markets section and substantial damages.
legal technical skills together with the many excellent references
he received have contributed to his nomination in the upcoming
Lawyer Awards, now in its fifteenth year, remains the benchmark
for excellence within the legal profession and are open to participation
by private practice, in-house counsel and members of the Bar.
The winners of the awards will be announced at the Awards ceremony
on Tuesday 23rd June 2009 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
Schillings is one of Britain's top law firms dedicated to safeguarding
the reputations of international corporations, brands, celebrities
and high-profile business people. The firm's track-record in defamation,
law and copyright cases, as well as commercial dispute resolution
and sports law is second to none.
privacy and copyright are at the heart of the firm's work, prompting
The Independent newspaper to call Schillings a "spectacularly
efficient media law firm".
clients include supermodel Naomi Campbell, actress Kate Winslet,
seven times Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, premiership
footballer Wayne Rooney, Harry Potter author JK Rowling, pharmaceuticals
maker GlaxoSmithKline, steel maker Arcelor Mittal, the Harrods
Group and the London Stock Exchange.
Schillings PR contact:
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+44 (0)20 7034 9132