Boutique Firm of the Year

About the Award

The Boutique Firm of the Year Award is for a sole practitioner, or a practice, specialising in private client services with an average (over the period 1 May 2020–23 April 2021) of ten or fewer fee earners in the firm, globally. This award is not open to practices within a larger firm. Please see FAQs for the full definition of fee earners. 

Award Criteria

Focusing on the year 1 May 2020–23 April 2021 only, address all of the following five criteria: they are equally weighted. 

  1. Describe the firm’s approach to client management.
  2. Explain how the firm collaborates with other service providers to enhance its client offering.
  3. Explain why the boutique nature of the firm sets it apart from larger practices and the benefits that this brings to its clients.
  4. Provide specific examples of excellent client service that aims to build lasting relationships.
  5. Demonstrate commitment to the wider profession.