Womble Bond Dickinson has been shortlisted for six awards at the 2020 Legal 500 Awards. The firm has been recognised for its expertise in four areas - Real Estate, Transport, Finance and Human Resources -  advising international, national and regional clients. 

In addition, two 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:

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. 

Jonathan Blair, UK Managing Partner at WBD, said:

"After our excellent rankings in this year's Legal 500, it's great news to have been shortlisted for these awards as well. The nominations are a direct result of our clients' feedback which we really value. I'm delighted with this recognition of the high quality advice we provide as well as our in-depth sector expertise."

In this year's Legal 500 publication, WBD was recommended in 93 practice areas including 34 as a top tier firm. 42 of WBD's lawyers were also listed as 'leading lawyers' with a further 159 individuals recommended across the UK.  

The Finance award includes expertise in banking and insolvency, the Human Resources award covers employment, health and safety and the Real Estate award covers expertise in commercial property, construction, planning and environment, property litigation and social housing. 

Ranking in the UK's top 20 law firms, WBD provides legal expertise in eleven key sectors from across eight offices in the UK and 19 offices in the US.