Keystone has made the final shortlist in three categories for the 14th annual MPF (Managing Partners’ Forum) Awards.

The awards were founded with the aim of recognising management excellence in firms within the professional services sector. With a distinct focus on leadership, brand, strategy, partnerships, as well as client service and operational prowess – the awards are a key component of the MPF International Management Excellence Summit, in association with Harvard Business Review and Financial Times.

Keystone was selected from an extensive list of prestigious firms for a competitive place on the shortlist for accolades including ‘Mould-breaking firm’, ‘Most novel use of social media’ and ‘Best use of systems or technology’ alongside the likes of Bird & Bird, Berwin Leighton Paisner and Garrigues.

The award for ‘Mould-breaking firm’ celebrates the firm whose leader and management team are blazing a trail in a way that contributes to market change. ‘Best use of systems or technology’ also emphasises innovation, and uniqueness in system implemented, whilst the social media category requires the firm’s presence to be perceived as relevant and valuable by target audiences.

The winners will be announced at a gala dinner on 9 March 2016 at the London Marriott, Grosvenor Square.

James Knight, Founder and Managing Director of Keystone, commented:

“It’s an honour to be recognised once again, by the MPF, for our culture of constant innovation that sets us apart from other law firms. Technology plays a huge part in our brand ethos, so we are naturally delighted to have garnered these nominations.”