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Recognition in national awards


We have once again been recognised in national awards having been chosen to represent Yorkshire in two categories of the prestigious Legal 500 UK 2017 Awards.

As well as the Commercial / IT team being selected as Yorkshire’s representative in the Regional Firm of the Year award in the Technology, Media and Telecoms category, Clarion’s renowned Commercial Dispute Resolution practice was also shortlisted for the Dispute Resolution award. 

Unlike many industry awards, those shortlisted for the Legal 500 Awards are chosen based on research comprising 70,000 interviews with in-house counsel and law firms.  Only the firms which have impressed the research team over the past 12 months for their contribution to a particular business sector or practice area are selected.  The awards aim to identify the most capable, expert practitioners and firms operating at the top of their game across a number of different business sectors.  

Our successful commercial team headed by partner Matthew Hattersley is well known for its specialism in IT and telecoms. 

The dispute resolution practice, led by Simon Young, has handled a number of high profile cases this year, notably acting for the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC), owners of Silverstone Circuits Limited and defeating a £3.3m claim.

Dominic Higham acts for international corporates and public sector clients in relation to significant strategic technology issues and disputes bringing together the work undertaken by the two teams with David Cunningham who focuses on significant technology contracts, outsourcings and procurements.

“It is a real honour for Clarion to be chosen to represent Yorkshire in these prestigious national awards and for us to be shortlisted as one of just eight contenders from across the UK in two categories is a real achievement,” commented Roger Hutton, joint managing partner of Clarion.