Nexus Law Group have beaten out other national law firms to be awarded the prestigious Boutique Law Firm of the Year award in the Australian Law Awards.
The category recognises outstanding performance by a boutique firm and was open to all boutique firms based in Australia.
A Lawyers Weekly spokesperson commented that this year’s Australian Law Award finalists reflected the continued growth and innovation of boutique law firms in Australia, with the finalists’ submissions indicating that boutiques continue to pioneer new business models, challenging the structure and culture of traditional firms.
Founder of Nexus Law Group, Marcus McCarthy, said that it was an impressive list of finalists and it was an honour to have been recognised as the winner of such a competitive category.
“This award is in recognition of the calibre of work we are delivering to clients and the manner in which we deliver it,” Marcus said. “Clients are a core focus of our approach and the reason why we are reshaping the structure of the traditional law firm.”
“We are working hard to change the legal landscape and impart a positive transformation in which clients get direct access to highly experienced, specialist practitioners in a highly flexible and cost effective client delivery system.”
“We are one of the few so called ‘NewLaw’ businesses delivering a fundamentally beneficial restructure of the law firm itself, so to have our approach recognised in this way is a fantastic achievement,” Marcus concluded.
The awards were presented at a sold-out event at The Westin in Sydney on Thursday, 17 September 2015. More than 600 people attended to celebrate the achievements of the 25 winners.
The judges commented that Nexus Law Group is a leading law firm that has successfully implemented innovative practices to add value for its clients.
“Nexus Law Group is not your average law firm. The firm has re-engineered/re-born itself as a ‘dispersed’ law firm model offering greater flexibility and innovative offerings to clients more than most traditional law firms can do. Their use of OpenLaw cloud-based technology is innovative, exciting and commendable. Coupled with extremely good lawyers, this allows Nexus Law Group to punch above its weight.”
In accepting the award on behalf of the firm Nexus Law Group Partner, Michael Morrissey, said it was a pleasure to work with such quality lawyers in a highly engaged and innovative environment.
“It is inspiring to be part of a paradigm shift in the legal industry and to be involved in a firm that benefits clients as much as it does lawyers.
IMAGE | Michael Morrissey (Nexus Law Group Partner) and Carl Fortu (NSW Business Development Manager, Law in Order – award sponsors)