Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Commercial Law Team Scoops National Award

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Commercial Law Team Scoops National Award

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NEWCASTLE-based commercial law firm Muckle LLP has won the Regional Law Firm of the Year title at The Lawyer Awards 2012.

Judges of the awards said it picked Muckle as the best outside London because of its strategic vision, consistent delivery of excellent client services, a strong client base and spread of work, as well as its excellent financial performance.

They were impressed by Muckle LLP's commitment to the North East region, whilst continuing to win national and international work.

And they recognised that Muckle's commissioning of Deloitte - to undertake a review of their work and market position - gave clear evidence of its exceptional performance, particularly in comparison to many larger law firms across the UK.

Stephen McNicol, managing partner at Muckle LLP, said: "We are not the largest of regional law firms, but we have an excellent team of people and some fantastic and very supportive clients.

"Over the last couple of years we have really focussed on developing very strong relationships and empowering our people to provide the best advice and service they possibly can.

"This award hopefully recognises the success that we have had with this strategy. "We were shortlisted alongside some impressive law firms from most major provincial cities in the UK.

"It is therefore an achievement of which we are quite proud, and we hope that it reflects well on the business community in the North East and the region as a whole."

The firm has also posted a bigger financial growth than most. …

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