Birmingham law firm Shakespeare Putsman was named as a runner-up in industry awards organised by legal publication The Lawyer.
Shakespeare Putsman came second only to Scottish firm Burness in the category of National/Regional Law Firm of the Year.
It finished ahead of shortlisted firms Pinsent Masons, Clarke Willmott, Dickinson Dees, and EMW Law. The award was open to any UK national or regional firm.
The judges were looking for evidence of strategic vision; consistent delivery of client service; a strong spread of work and evidence of excellence; and strong financial performance.
Shakespeare Putsman chief executive Paul Wilson said: “We consider these awards to be the most high profile in the legal profession and are delighted to have been recognised in this way by the judges.
“We recently marked our first year as Shakespeare Putsman. It’s fantastic to see our healthy financial performance, strong recruitment of talented lawyers, and growing base of high quality clients commended in this way by our peers and industry commentators.”