18 March 2015
“Winning was a complete surprise,’ said Paul Saunders, partner at Shakespeares LLP and winner of Legal Professional of the Year 2014.
“The competition was strong and the judges certainly gave us a grilling. I think I won because of the sea change at Shakespeares in the delivery of legal services and client care. We have invested heavily in this area, concentrating our resources on making sure we deliver excellence to our clients and, in doing so, add real value to their businesses.
“Perhaps unexpectedly, winning has meant I can serve my clients better. They often want us to introduce them to new contacts and opportunities and the higher profile gives us greater visibility of the potential.”
Encouraging others to enter FirstPro 2015 Paul said: “Lawyers rarely shout about their achievements. FirstPro gives us an opportunity to change this and celebrate the legal talent in the region.”