DLA Piper has been named Most Innovative Law Firm by the Financial Times at a live virtual ceremony on 14 October celebrating the annual FT Innovative Lawyers Europe Awards 2021. DLA Piper’s Global Co-CEO, Simon Levine, has also been named Most Innovative Leader and the firm won the award for Most Innovative Law Firm Transformation for its Law& brand.
The awards celebrate the exceptional accomplishments of law firms and clients, in-house legal teams and legal service providers that promote innovation within the sector, focusing this year on whether businesses are sustainable and collaborative. Winners were recognised for their work on pioneering projects and initiatives in a resilient manner across a range of markets and disciplines.
Simon Levine commented: "It's wonderful to see our teams recognised for their inspiring work throughout an undeniably challenging year. We are focused on expanding our Law& brand, which champions and fosters innovation within our firm, and shifting the way law firms approach traditional legal services. Our Change Council is key to our long-term strategy to drive forward radical change, creating new developments that support our clients and people as the industry evolves."
In addition to these accolades, DLA Piper was shortlisted in the following categories:
- Innovation in People and Skills, for its work in creating client impact through our people
- Innovation in Digital Law, for the Aiscension product focused on risk AI management
- Innovation in Social Justice, for its work in improving access to justice and legal empowerment for asylum seekers and refugees