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Awards Double for the McKinstry Company


Leading Ayrshire Law Firm, The McKinstry Company secured a unique double accolade at the recently celebrated Law Awards of Scotland, an event which recognises the excellent quality of work being undertaken by Scotland’s law firms.

At a glittering Awards celebration and Awards ceremony in Glasgow’s Crowne Plaza Hotel, The McKinstry’s Company’s nomination as finalists in the category for High Street Firm of the Year saw them win over stiff competition and win this prestigious Award for the second time.

The distinguished judging panel comprising leading members from the business and legal communities selected The McKinstry Company primarily because of the vision which it showed in developing relationships with its clients rather than simply being transactional based.

The judges also commented on the strategic growth and development of the practice and its continuing commitment to its staff development, and considered empirical evidence looking at both financial performance and examples of excellence which were endorsed by client testimonials.

Separately the Managing Partner of the practice, Graeme McKinstry, received the distinction of being awarded the prestigious recognition as “Managing Partner of the Year”.

The judges chose Graeme, who was recently appointed President of the Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce, in this category recognising and rewarding his leadership skills which drove the strategic development of the practice not only in terms of its growth, acknowledged service delivery achievements and repositioning within the market for legal services, but the selection, retention and development of key personnel.

Graeme was also recognised as being a leader in recognising the need for change in the delivery of legal services in an ever increasing and dynamic market for legal advice.

“I am delighted on behalf of all of my colleagues, the lawyers and support staff whose collective, encouragement, application, diligence and unwavering commitment to the highest quality of service delivery has been acknowledged by the judges and this Award reflects the contributions which are made by the entire team”,

And in connection with his own Award, Graeme commented:

“Managing lawyers is notoriously difficult because they are fiercely independent of mind and highly capable individuals. I am fortunate enough however to have around me a team who tirelessly work for the collective good of the practice and that alone makes an otherwise daunting task both a privilege and rewarding and I am very grateful and appreciative to the judges in receiving this accolade, the timing of which could not be better as I am developing a Management Consultancy to the legal profession”.

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