WBD has been shortlisted for nine awards in the 2019 Legal 500 Awards. 

The firm was shortlisted for Firm of the Year (outside London) in recognition of its large dispute resolution practice which advises international, national and regional clients across the firm's eleven key sectors of expertise; and for Firm of the year (outside London) for its Projects, Energy and Natural Resources offering in both the North and South West categories. 

In addition, six WBD lawyers have been nominated for leading individual awards (outside London) in recognition of their work advising clients on complex and high profile matters. The shortlisted individuals are:

Jonathan Blair, UK Managing Partner at WBD, said:

"Following our positive rankings in this year's Legal 500, we are delighted to have been shortlisted for those nine awards and to have so many of our lawyers recognised as leaders in their fields. The nominations are a direct result of the feedback our clients have shared, recognising the high quality advice we provide as well as our in-depth sector expertise."

The awards, which recognise excellence in the legal profession, follow the publication of the Legal 500 directory, the leading guide to law firms in the UK. The winners will be announced next year following in-depth research and conversations with some 250,000 in-house lawyers.

In this year's Legal 500 publication, WBD was recommended as a top tier law firm across 33 practice areas. 26 of WBD's lawyers are listed as 'leading lawyers' with a further 200 recommendations for the firm's lawyers across the UK.