WBD has been shortlisted for three awards at the 2019 Legal Week Innovation Awards. The firm has been recognised for creative initiatives and innovative solutions across three categories including: 

  • Business Development Innovation – for the firm's Brexit Hub that has been created to help clients understand the potential implications and highlight the key events in the ongoing Brexit developments.
  • Diversity Innovation – in recognition of the firm's #BeYourself campaign, underpinning a commitment to encourage a diverse and inclusive culture for all staff and to attract and retain the best talent.
  • Future of Legal Services Innovation - Large Private Practice for the launch of WBD Advance, a flexible solution that brings together innovative technology and commercial services to complement existing legal advice.

Jonathan Blair, Managing Partner, said:

"We're delighted to be nominated for three Legal Week Innovation Awards. This is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of our support teams and lawyers who create and develop the innovative projects that keep our firm evolving and fit for the future of legal services.

"We have a dedicated Innovation Group that works across the firm to identify and implement innovation and coordinate projects that will ultimately support our clients. This group also delivers our annual International Innovation Week where many of our innovative projects are first explored." 

The Legal Week Innovation Awards, now in its fifth year, celebrate outstanding achievement within the legal profession. The awards ceremony will take place on Friday 24 May at The Landmark, London. By recognising exceptional achievement and best practice, the awards underline the crucial role promoting innovation played by lawyers working in tandem with colleagues in other disciplines such as marketing, business development, finance, IT, project management, operations, PR and recruitment.

WBD has eight UK office locations and with 19 offices across the US – including in the heart of the major east and west coast tech hubs like Tysons and Silicon Valley. With a strategic alliance in Germany and membership of the Lex Mundi global network the firm provides access to a wealth of international connections.