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They say many hands make light work. In the fiercely competitive market of law firms, global capability can help make light work of providing the best possible client experience.

Just ask the team at DLA Piper; who recently won the 2022 Client Choice Award for Most Innovative Law & Related Services Firm. The firm was a winner among 250 firms that entered this year’s Awards from across Australia and New Zealand and was named a finalist in two other categories including Best Law & Related Services Firm ($30m-$50m revenue) and Best CX Firm: Law & Related Services.

“We are pleased to be recognised once again by beaton across three categories,” said Laura Scampion, Country Managing Partner at DLA Piper New Zealand.

“We continue to move from strength to strength as a firm, focusing our efforts on delivering high quality, innovative products and services, tailored to the unique needs of our clients.”

Ms Scampion said the worldwide reach of DLA Piper – a global firm in every sense with lawyers in more than 40 countries – helped its lawyers to collaborate with colleagues in different countries for support on complex matters. This unique advantage helped the firm stand out in offering the best client advice.

“Being a global law firm means we can share global insights with our clients, helping them to anticipate a challenge or share a solution that has been successful in another jurisdiction,” she said.

“Client connection is key, as is our commitment to building high-performing, market-leading teams who work together to provide comprehensive solutions.”

Each year the Client Choice Awards name the best Australian and New Zealand professional service firms across four professions: accounting and consulting services, built and natural environment consulting, law and related services, and specialist IP and related services. The awards are unique in that they are decided based on client feedback submitted to beaton, rather than decided by judging panels or appointed industry experts.

Entering the Awards offers a unique opportunity for firms to benchmark their success – as judged by clients – against direct competitors in the same market.

Ms Scampion credited DLA Piper’s win to putting client experience “at the core of everything” the firm did. With this “core” in mind, lawyers had responded to client feedback over recent years by pivoting their work beyond purely legal solutions to a more full-service approach.

“Clients need solutions beyond traditional legal services: a legal service only approach is no longer fit for purpose in the new world of business, and we have evolved in line with this,” Ms Scampion said.

“Be it through our innovative ‘Law&’ solutions – turning the traditional approach to legal matters on its head with new products and solutions – or utilising our global reach, we put ourselves in the shoes of our clients.”

DLA Piper was named the Most Innovative Law & Related Services Firm in the 2022 Client Choice Awards. This award is presented in partnership with the State Government of Victoria.

The Client Choice Awards rewards firms for excellent client service, technical expertise, innovation and client experience. It is the only multi-profession and fully client-judged awards anywhere in the world. The Principal Partner of the Awards is NAB.

Enter your firm for the 2023 Awards here.