Olympic lawyer takes a gold at legal awards

THE great and the good of the legal profession gathered at Mayfair’s Grosvenor House for the 2013 Legal Business Awards.

Almost 1,000 lawyers donned black tie for the 16th annual incarnation of the ceremony, which saw American firm Cleary Gottlieb take home the prized gong for Law Firm of the Year.

However the biggest cheer of the night erupted when City A.M. award-winner Sebastian Coe took to the stage with his Locog colleague Terry Miller, who won Lawyer of the Year for her work on the 2012 Olympic Games.

Elsewhere, Telefónica UK was named best In-House Team, Linklaters took the award for corporate team and Clifford Chance won the finance team prize, while dispute resolution team of the year went to The Capitalist’s personal favourite for best name in show – Skadden Arps Meagher & Flom.