LAW firm Muckle LLP has been recognised in the Law Society’s annual Excellence Awards.
The Newcastle-based firm was awarded the Legal Sector Alliance Award for Excellence in Environmental Responsibility, recognising its commitment to taking action on climate change by reducing its carbon footprint and adopting environmentally sustainable practices.
The judges were impressed by Muckle LLP’s goal of ‘being a responsible business’, which it achieved by engaging with its people, using incentives, competitions and firm-wide encouragement, to involve them in a range of sustainability measures.
Partner Andrew Davison, who is head of Muckle LLP’s green team, said: “We enjoy thinking of fun ways to engage our people into acting responsibly and continually reviewing the sustainability of our business practices.
“Solicitors also play an important role in society and we try hard to act as a role model for other businesses on the sustainability agenda. The award is great recognition of the efforts that all of our people make.”
Law Society president Lucy Scott-Moncrieff said: “Every year the number, range and quality of the entries gets greater, and this year is no exception. The winners and highly- commended entrants should be extremely proud.
“Winning a Law Society Excellence Award is a huge achievement that brings valuable recognition for individuals and firms.
“These awards reflect the Law Society’s commitment to the promotion of quality, innovation and client service across the legal profession.”