In its first year, the Legal Innovation Awards will recognise and reward those who are driving the profession by applying creativity and ingenuity in order to improve the delivery of legal advice.

Keystone, the UK’s leading dispersed firm, has been shortlisted for the award in “Mobile and Flexible Working Innovation” which seeks to reward firms that have integrated innovative mobile and flexible working structures into their day-to-day practice.

In addition, the firm has been nominated for the “Recruitment Innovation” award designed to recognise firms that have demonstrated fresh approaches to recruitment and staff retention, and the “PR and Communication Innovation” award aimed at marketing teams that have made major contributions to the success of the business – showing original thinking in their messaging.

Other firms that made the cut include the likes of Clifford Chance, Hogan Lovells, Bird & Bird, Pinsent Masons, Berwin Leighton Paisner, RPC and Addleshaw Goddard

The judging panel on the day will include top names such as Janet Day, former CIO at Berwin Leighton Paisner, Dame Janet Gaymer, chair of the management board of the House of Commons and Peter Kurer, former GC and chair of UBS.

James Knight Managing Director commented,

“It’s a really exciting time for Keystone. Flexible working lies at the very heart of the firm and being shortlisted in that area is a real testament to our philosophy. We also work hard to keep creativity and innovation central to everything we do, so it’s great to be recognised for that also!”