Schillings Win First Place In Partner Of The Year Category


WEBWIRE – Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Gideon Benaim, Partner at Schillings won Partner of the Year at the Lawyer Awards.

Schillings were once again recognised as a leader in its field following the award of first place in the Partner of the Year award category at the Lawyers Awards 2008. Gideon Benaim was named as the Partner of the Year at last night awards ceremony (http://www.schillings.co.uk/Display.aspx?MasterId=6fe82392-7e0b-428b-b779-6b79be4f82ea&NavigationId=246).

Gideon Benaim (http://www.schillings.co.uk/Display.aspx?MasterId=08cedac7-0374-4271-979a-d7424037cb78&NavigationId=237) had received a third party nomination and was subsequently shortlisted for the category of Partner of the Year. This particular category recognising the innovation, creativity, commitment to clients and leadership qualities.

The Lawyers Awards website explains that “the Lawyer Awards is about the celebration of excellence in the profession...It is unquestionably the biggest night of the year for the legal profession.”

Speaking at last nights awards, Gideon Benaim said, “Everything we do at Schillings is based on teamwork, and this was truly a firm-wide effort and so the whole firm shares in this award.”

The Lawyer Awards released this statement on their website today, “Gideon Benaim is often hailed by his peers as ‘the next Keith Schilling’. This accolade is not simply for his close working relationship with his senior partner but due to his effectiveness as a lawyer. Benaim only made a partner two years ago and has shown his has the skills to shape the legal landscape in the media arena.

Clients say Benaim is ‘very much like a dog with a bone as he won’t give up’. They add with that passion comes ‘all the skills and innovation you need from your lawyer’. This year he managed to extend the privacy laws to include children after JK Rowling (http://www.schillings.co.uk/Display.aspx?MasterId=64da6b0c-df50-4c0f-9166-809c88e3fc09&NavigationId=273) sued photographers for taking pictures of her son.”

Schillings have twice been winners of Niche Firm of the Year (2002 and 2003) and won second place as TMT (Technology, Media and Telecommunications) Team of the Year 2007.

Schillings provides extensive litigation and commercial legal advice to top international companies, governments, politicians, chief executives, high-profile business people, Hollywood film stars, musicians and celebrities from the world of entertainment and sport. Recognising the importance of brand protection (http://www.schillings.co.uk/Display.aspx?&MasterId=8426873b-8bd8-499e-8755-5b89b1c3e658&NavigationId=206 ) and how vulnerable a brand can be to external events, the firm is positioned at the cutting-edge of reputation management. Schillings is characterised by its dynamic, flexible approach. It also has a track-record of achieving results over the last 25 years.

From newspapers, television and radio to the Internet, Schillings has the expertise to respond rapidly and effectively to protect corporations, high-profile individuals and celebrities when their reputations are threatened in the media.

About Schillings:
Schillings (http://www.schillings.co.uk/ ) is one of Britain’s top law firms dedicated to safeguarding the reputations of international corporations, brands, celebrities and high-profile business people. The firm’s track-record in defamation, privacy and copyright cases is second to none.

The firm uses the law to protect the reputations, privacy and confidentiality of clients by helping them and their PR advisers to manage what is published and broadcast about them. It is their ability to adapt to the threats posed by the ever changing media landscape which keeps them at the forefront of this specialist area.

Schillings provides extensive litigation and commercial legal advice to top international companies, governments, politicians, chief executives, high-profile business people, Hollywood film stars, musicians and celebrities from the world of entertainment and sport.

Its clients include supermodel Naomi Campbell, actress Nicole Kidman, actor Hugh Grant, seven times Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, Harry Potter author JK Rowling, pharmaceuticals maker GlaxoSmithKline, leading investment bank Kaupthing, steel maker Arcelor Mittal, the Harrods Group and the London Stock Exchange.



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