Setfords wins prestigious award for the way it brings in new business

Setfords Solicitors has been recognised as the best in its field at the way it secures new clients through innovation, in The Lawyer Business Leadership Summit & Awards 2016.


Our CEO Guy Setford collecting the award

The national firm won for Innovation in Client Acquisition at the event in London last night. It was one of four firms which had been shortlisted for the prestigious award.

CEO Guy Setford said: “This is a terrific achievement and wonderful recognition of the exceptional work our business development, marketing and web teams have done to grow our client base for our lawyers, whilst at the same time improving the experience for those using our services.”

Working together over the past year the business, marketing and web teams, led by Marissa Ayres, Kieran Smith and Ben Shaw, put together a strategy that led to a dramatic increase in clients seeking to use the firm’s services, with much of the work being taken on by the firm’s 170-plus consultant lawyers nationwide.

CEO Chris Setford added: “For any lawyer considering becoming a consultant it can be very reassuring to know the firm they are joining is likely to be pushing work their way, especially in those early months.

“We have generated millions of pounds in business for our consultants and this award recognises the efforts made by our teams to ensure that continues to increase.”

The judges of the awards included those from some of the top law firms in the country and some of the biggest companies in the UK, with sponsors including Barclays and Thomson Reuters.

Guy Setford added: “The Business Leadership Awards are one of the most prestigious in our industry and it is a great honour to have our work recognised by such a talented and high-achieving group of people.”

The award builds on a highly successful year for Setfords which has opened offices in Chancery Lane in London and is on target to recruit a record number of lawyers by the end of the 2016.