Paris Smith LLP was recently announced as runner-up for Best Charity Law Firm in the 2018 Third Sector Awards, which recognises those who give back to the community, and celebrates organisations and social leaders from across the sector.
The award for Best Charity Law Firm celebrates legal firms that provide outstanding support to its voluntary sector clients of the broader charity sector across the UK.
Southampton and Winchester firm Paris Smith was shortlisted for its Charity Forum, which champions the free exchange of information and ideas between chief executives and trustees of charities with the firm as well as a select team of other professionals with experience in the sector.
Membership is free and provides forums, major regional conferences, newsletters and practical advice. It provides an opportunity for trustees and senior management teams to connect with each other and to discuss issues in a secure environment.The forum is supplemented by members of the firm’s 15-strong charity team, all of whom have direct experience of being charity trustees or governors of educational establishments.
Paris Smith senior partner Nick Vaughan commented: “Paris Smith has had a very successful year in award shortlistings and triumphs but to come second in the UK for the Third Sector Awards really was a great achievement for the team. Having our commitment to the charity sector recognised is a recognition of the importance that the firm places on its work within the sector. ”
The awards ceremony took place at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square late in September. The event saw senior charity professionals and industry partners come together to celebrate and honour the great work being done across the sector.
This news comes after the firm was recently awarded the prestigious Southampton Business Award for Established/Long Standing Business for its contribution to the economy and community in the city, and Law Firm of the Year in The Lawyer Awards 2018 category of Independent/Regional for London, the South and Midlands.