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Fosters Solicitors awarded Local Law Firm of the Year Award

Fosters Solicitors has scooped the title Local Law Firm of the Year at a prestigious legal conference and awards dinner.

The law firm was announced as the winner of the award category, by the 360 Legal Group, at its annual dinner on Thursday October 3rd which took place at The Belfry, near Birmingham.

It is the fourth year that Bristol-based 360 Legal Group, which helps law firms across the UK manage and market their practices more successfully as businesses, has held the awards to find and recognise practices of all sizes who are not only adapting but also responding to the fast changing conditions facing the legal profession and the difficult economic climate they are facing.

The judges were looking for clear evidence of legal expertise and service delivery designed to meet the needs of the local community together with a willingness to engage with the local community and Fosters Solicitors clearly demonstrated their commitment to the local community.

There was a lot of competition for this award, but what made Fosters stand out from the rest was the variety of different ways in which they work within their locality. The firm runs a Mock Trials programme in local schools as part of their citizenship programmes and offers internships to University of East Anglian law students. It has also teamed up with one of the strongest local brands, Norwich City Football Club, by becoming official legal partner to the club with a 5 year strategy to develop joint brand awareness, in lauding specific offers to season ticket holders.

Whilst the firm had in mind exploring fresh opportunities to generate new work in these difficult economic times, they quickly came to realise that one of their greatest strengths lay in being local. The firm which has been based in its local Norwich community since 1761 has invested considerable time and effort in identifying, engaging and enhancing existing relationships within the community.

Presenting the award, Viv Williams, Chief Executive of 360 Legal Group said: “This firm has demonstrated how caring for local people from all backgrounds and all types of local businesses has been a key to success.”

Stephen Green, Partner at Fosters Solicitors, said: “Our firm is delighted to receive this award, which acknowledges our long-term commitment to providing top quality legal advice in an accessible local setting.”

Andrea Smith, Marketing Manager, added: “We are celebrating our best ever year of recognition. Voted “Regional Law Firm of the Year” in this year’s Halsbury’s Legal Awards, we also received the Law Society Excellence Award in 2012. So this has rounded off nicely our ‘hat-trick’ of national recognition in the last 12 months.”

This article was produced on the 9th October 2013 by our Communications team for information purposes only and should not be construed or relied upon as specific legal advice.