More Awards and a new Office in Durham
We were delighted to end 2013 on a real high. The last few weeks of the year brought a flurry of awards from the commercial and financial community. We were listed in Intercontinental Finance Magazine's global top 250 Legal, Accountancy and Advisory firms and won their Legal Country award for the UK, additionally they listed Patricia Barclay as one of their world wide leading 500 lawyers.Patricia also won the ACQ UK Leading Lawyer of the Year award. Having won AI's UK Life Science Law Firm of the Year in their global M&A awards in the summer we were thrilled to also pick up the more general Scottish Life Science Law Firm of the Year award in their end of year legal awards.
We have been proud to serve international clients since our inception - in fact our very first client was an Australian biotech company who we have supported in both their UK and Australian activities - nonetheless opening our first establishment outside Scotland has been an exciting step. We were invited to set up our first "foreign" home at NetPark just outside Durham and already feel thoroughly at home. The facilities are fantastic and there is a real sense of community and excitement for the potential of the technologies being developed there. We are really proud to be taking part in this. Patricia's grandmother spent her childhood in Durham and went on to study medicine at the university there so is no doubt looking down approvingly on our new venture. We will be holding an open clinic at NetPark on 5th February so hope many of our fellow tenants will use the opportunity to come along and say hello even if they don't have an immediate legal problem to discuss.
Finally a very Happy New Year to all of you.