Blanchards Bailey does the treble at Dorset Legal Awards
Law firm Blanchards Bailey is celebrating after winning a hat-trick of titles at the prestigious Dorset Legal Awards.
The 80-strong firm claimed the coveted Law Firm of the Year (up to to 99 employees) award, Company Commercial Team of the Year, and Private Client Team of the Year.
Blanchards Bailey, which has offices in Blandford, Dorchester, Shaftesbury and Weymouth, was also named as finalists in the Family, Property and Litigation Team of the Year categories during a gala ceremony at the Bournemouth International Centre.
Its achievements built on its success in 2018, as it became the only law firm to win the same award in successive years for its Private Client work.
It also improved on its Special Commendation for Company Commercial Team of the Year in 2018 to take the top honour this year.
Blanchards Bailey Principal and Chief Executive Alan Horne said: “We are absolutely delighted, especially to have built upon and exceeded our achievements of last year.
“It’s all about us as a team, and the effort that everybody puts into our success. That is very much the focus of our ethos.
“A lot of hard work and investment has gone into building up our teams so it’s really gratifying to receive this recognition.
“It speaks volumes about the high quality of work and dedication to providing the greatest service to our clients as well as the working environment we provide to our staff.”
The independently-run Dorset Legal Awards received 167 submissions from 17 firms before judges drew up a 40-strong shortlist.
Blanchards Bailey, headquartered in Blandford, claimed the impressive hat-trick – with nominations in every category it entered – in 2019.
Its success comes after unprecedented recognition in UK's leading law sector directory, the Legal 500.
The annual publication, The Legal 500 2018/19, recommends the firm in a record seven specialist categories with 11 individual lawyers mentioned including all five Partners.
Blanchard Bailey has shown particularly strong growth over the past five years, helping fulfil its aim to be the firm of choice in rural Dorset.