Keystone Law’s offshore expansion to the Isle of Man secures a shortlist spot for client acquisition prize in The Lawyer magazine’s 2016 awards.

The awards recognise and applaud business services excellence in law firms, barrister’s chambers and other legal services providers across the entire market. To make the cut for the client acquisition award, Keystone Law needed to demonstrate a significantly increased sales culture over the past year, which coincided well with the launch of Keystone Law Isle of Man in January 2016.

Since setting up shop on the Island, the founders of Keystone Law Isle of Man have been able to deliver to their clients a compelling combination of local expertise and direct access to senior Isle of Man lawyers, paired with the additional benefit of bespoke access to 200 highly experienced and specialised lawyers in other major jurisdictions as part of the growing Keystone international network.

In placing Keystone Law on the shortlist, the judges of The Lawyer awards recognised the number and quality of clients which have instructed Keystone Law in a short period of time – as a direct result of the establishment of Keystone Law Isle of Man, attracted by its unique model and depth of expertise.

Alongside the client acquisition category, Keystone is also a finalist for the Agile Working award, thanks to its newly implemented ‘Set Up and Go’ lawyer initiative. The project perfectly demonstrates the firm’s flexible working ethos, to ultimately increase the efficiency and scope of client services by ensuring that all appropriate services are readily accessible.

With just five firms nominated in one category and three in the other, Keystone fought off strong competition from a number of leading international law firms to secure its spot.

The final winners will be announced at a ceremony held at The Brewery in London on Wednesday 28 September.

Geoff Kermeen, Managing Director of Keystone Law Isle of Man, comments:

“It is particularly pleasing at such an early stage in the lifetime of Keystone Law Isle of Man to obtain such high profile recognition for our strategic impact upon the already stellar growth and success of Keystone Law. We thank the management team of Keystone Law for their hard work and boundless energy and enthusiasm for our project and, most of all, our clients for their faith and support in our first months. We hope that we have repaid that faith with the highest standards of client care and legal service, and pledge to continue to do so in the next stage of our continued growth in the Isle of Man.”