First Cumbrian Firm To Win Northern Law Award

Issue 25

Cartmell Shepherd are delighted to announce that the firm have won the Law Practice Management award at the recent Northern Law Awards.

Scott Garson, the firm’s practice manager, was recognised at the prestigious legal awards held at the Newcastle Hilton Hotel. The Cumbrian law firm succeeded in fending off stiff competition which included some of the biggest firms in the North of England. This is the first time in the history of the awards that a Cumbrian firm has won.

Speaking about the win, Scott Garson said “this award is testament to the commitment, hard work and dedication from the whole team at Cartmells. I’m very proud to have received it and proud to work with such a forward thinking business.” He added “it’s great to work with a management team who listen to ideas and are not afraid to try something different.”

Scott was short-listed along with 6 other finalists in what was described as a “hotly contested” category. Candidates had to demonstrate evidence of innovation and enterprise, leadership, strategic thinking and contribution to the success of the organisation. The judges described an “outstanding and clear winner” as they announced the award at the event.

Since joining Cartmell Shepherd in 2012 Scott has worked with the management team to drive the firm forward. Improvements in the firm’s IT infrastructure, management processes, business planning and internal communication are just some examples. The introduction of Skype for Business and a completely new pricing structure, for instance, has been revolutionary in the way Cartmells interact across the firm and with our clients.

Scott was the instigator in setting up the firm’s hugely successful Twitter account. He embraced and encouraged the use of social media for Cartmell Shepherd.

Cartmell Shepherd were finalists alongside Sintons Law, Swinburne Maddison, Jacksons Law Firm, TLW Solicitors, Irwin Mitchell and Parklane Plowden Chambers.

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