Event Sponsors

Headline Partner

When SOS first learned of the Devon & Somerset Law Society Awards, we immediately wanted to become involved, and for several reasons. Firstly, we are a specialist supplier to the legal profession only, and have been for 28 years. We design and implement specialist software to law firms to enable them to:

Market their services effectively to existing and prospective clients; (CRM)
Undertake all their legal cases efficiently in order to deliver a great experience for their clients; (Case Management)
Operate a highly-efficient finance department; (Practice Management)
Adhere to all necessary compliances and regulations
Offer new types of legal services such as on-line/web legal services (known as Self-serve Legal).

Today, over 450 law firms use SOS software daily to help run their businesses more efficiently and more effectively. Our clients range from specialist and niche legal practices through to large regional law firms in the Top 100. We also have many clients throughout Devon & Somerset who have been longstanding and loyal users of SOS software and so we viewed being headline sponsor of these inaugural awards as our way of giving something back and showing our support to the region’s profession as a whole.

SOS has previously sponsored other regional legal awards (such as the Manchester Law Society Legal Awards) but to headline sponsor these legal awards in our own region is extremely gratifying. It will be great to come together on 2nd March to recognise and celebrate all the great work, service and innovation being undertaken by Devon & Somerset law firms today. We look forward to these awards becoming a regular fixture in the legal events calendar.

www.soslegal.co.uk

Champagne Reception Sponsor

Lockton is a specialist professional indemnity broker, with a dedicated team servicing our 700+ Solicitor clients from local offices. Working with sole-practitioners to magic-circle firms, we help you manage all your risks in the most cost-effective way.

www.locktonsolicitors.co.uk

Wine Sponsor

Conveyancing Data Services was born in 2010. It has very quickly become one of the leading independent providers of conveyancing searches to solicitors in England and Wales. Our vast industry knowledge and experience of supplying information to the legal sector, guarantees that we appreciate the importance of providing a totally bespoke service. We know this is the key to our success and this tailored service is exactly what we offer.

www.conveyancingdata.com

Solicitor of the Year Award Sponsor

Francis Clark are chartered accountants based across the South West. We offer a range of financial services to a variety of law firms, from sole practitioners to the largest practices in the UK. We continue to be retained and sought out because we know exactly what is happening in and to the legal sector.

www.francisclark.co.uk

Lifetime Achievement Award Sponsor

The Law Society represents, promotes and supports solicitors throughout England and Wales. We are the voice of solicitors, speaking up for our members on issues impacting on the legal profession to ensure no one is above the law and to protect everyone’s right to have access to justice. We promote England and Wales as the jurisdiction of choice and the vital role legal services play in our economy.

www.lawsociety.org.uk

Legal ‘Hero’ of the Year Award Sponsor

Burcher Jennings is a pioneer in costs, pricing and funding. We’re dedicated to helping firms increase profitability. Our three offices in the South West are staffed by experienced costs lawyers, costs draftsmen and pricing and funding specialists. Run by lawyers, for lawyers, we really understand your business.

www.burcherjennings.com

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR AWARD (1-10 PARTNERS) & LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR AWARD (11+ PARTNERS) Sponsor

AON is one of the UK’s leading insurance brokers* with team expertise in Professional Indemnity insurance spanning over 36 years. Whether your business is large or small, we are here to arrange the right cover and help your business manage risk more effectively.

www.aon.co.uk/solicitors

*Ranked third by brokerage, Insurance Times, August 2016
Aon UK Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FP.PSG.1642.MH

Team of the Year Award Sponsor

www.magdalenchambers.co.uk

CORPORATE AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARD

The leading independent provider of quality conveyancing searches in England and Wales, PSG is involved in 1 in 5 residential and 1 in 10 commercial property transactions. They also have more local offices, than any other provider, and an unrivalled product portfolio. As a result, PSG’s professional consultants have excellent local authority relationships and a good understanding of the communities in which they work and live. This enables them to meet tight deadlines, offer bespoke solutions and get the best results for their customers, whatever the transaction.

www.psgconnect.co.uk

In-House/Public Sector Lawyer of the Year Award

The UK's leading provider of website design and digital marketing services to law firms. After working with us, clients tell us they :-

- get positive comments from clients on rebranding & the design of their new website
-generate more leads through increased visibility in Google via email marketing, social media, PPC & SEO
- benefit from our ongoing Digital Marketing support service

We also work with clients to improve their intranets and their approach to CRM

www.conscious.co.uk

Client Service of the Year Award

www.exeter.thejockeyclub.co.uk

LEADER/LAW MANAGER OF THE YEAR AWARD

www.brewin.co.uk/solicitors-and-accountants

“Well done on such a fantastic occasion.”

Wollen Michelmore