The managing partner of a double award-winning law firm has praised his team’s efforts, as he collected a coveted Law Firm of the Year award.

Jacksons Law Firm, which has offices on Teesside and in Newcastle, has two reasons to celebrate, after beating their competition to take, not just the Law Firm of the Year Award, but also the Law Practice Management Award at this year’s Northern Law Awards. Jacksons was shortlisted in three categories, including team of the year for the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team.

Managing partner Tony Wentworth said: “There may be only 10 of us on the stage to collect this award, but there are 89 other people contributing in equal measure to this award,” he said.

“You really deserve this award. You’re a great team and we’re grateful to the judges for recognising that.”

The Law Firm of the Year award was presented by Joe Brown of category sponsor Robson Laidler Accountants.

Joe explained the decision to award Jacksons the title was unanimous and was based on Jacksons’ excellence of delivery of legal services and outstanding business and financial performance.

“The firm has made substantial progress in innovative systems for developing the team and providing career opportunities,” Mr Brown acknowledged.

“The organisation also contributes significantly by imaginative CSR initiatives and presents a modern and exemplary legal firm.”

The Law Practice Management Award was presented to Jacksons by Sarah Hawkins, of Wokingham Borough Council, who said: “They implemented a method of working that made the team feel valued with many of the changes being directed to their wellbeing.”

Partner Amie Callan received the award, and said: “This award really goes to our employees. They really are the heart of our business and if it wasn’t for them getting behind every initiative, every idea, we wouldn’t have been able to achieve this.”