National UK law firm, Ashfords LLP was recently awarded the DASLS Innovation Award 2016 for its ground breaking and unique Primary Authority service to clients.
Ashfords is a leading provider of legal and professional services to companies and individuals throughout the UK and abroad. The firm has over 70 partners and 500 staff, with offices in London and a strong presence in the South West with offices in Exeter, Bristol, Taunton, Plymouth and Tiverton. In 2012 we expanded our London operation through a merger. The expansion provided the firm with a greater London presence, complementary expertise and enhanced international offering.
We have a far reaching international presence with extensive experience of working with overseas clients. As a leading member of the ADVOC network of independent law firms, Ashfords can co-ordinate the delivery of legal advice from over 100 jurisdictions worldwide.
The firm has been and is continuing to invest in complementary professional services such as the new regulatory consultancy and Primary Authority offering alongside other new products ranging from a patent filing service to the creation of a professional services focused data room and contract management facility. This embodies the firm’s strategy to expand its legal business to encompass new services and products that complement its core legal disciplines and means that clients can access more of the information and advice they need in one place.
The DASLS Awards was a fantastic opportunity for Ashfords to showcase and raise awareness of the new innovative services available to clients. The Primary Authority Partnership further adds to our existing Regulatory Consultancy, which provides a complete solution for all legal and compliance needs relating to a wide range of regulatory issues such as health & safety, food safety, trading standards fire safety, security and environment.
Robert Belton, Director HSEQ at Ashfords said: “We are delighted to have won this award for our new regulatory services and this is a great achievement for the firm. This new area of the firm supports our legal services and offers clients the extra added value of having a team of experts that can advise on the complicated regulatory requirements imposed on businesses, to help achieve compliance.”
Richard Voke, Partner of the Business Risk and Regulation departments at Ashfords said: “It was great to be part of the DASLS evening and we are honoured to have been given this award. This is significant recognition of the innovative quality of our consultancy and primary authority offering. The award is testament to the team’s exceptionally hard work over the past year.”