Looking Ahead To 2019 With Our DASLS Sponsors

Looking Ahead To 2019 With Our DASLS Sponsors

Grow are looking forward to the Devon and Somerset Legal Society Awards 2019. Before we wind down for the festive season, Grow wants to thank all of the brilliant DASLS sponsors and wish them a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

As we look ahead to the year to come and the countdown to April’s prestigious event, we would like to share with you what our sponsors have to say about the 2019 programme.


Commercial Managed IT

We are delighted to be Headline Partner for Devon and Somerset Law Society Legal Awards 2019.

Craig Tomes, Legal Account Director at Commercial Managed IT, said:

“Legal firms in the South West are always pushing boundaries, leading innovation and are certainly the friendliest. Being part of this event programme gives us the chance to celebrate and recognise the outstanding firms and individuals that the Devon and Somerset region have to offer.”


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The highest levels of accuracy, professionalism and service are expected as standard in the legal industry. That’s why at NatWest, our customers have a dedicated relationship manager who takes personal responsibility for seeing work through. They’re supported by a huge team of internal and external legal professionals, so you can be sure we’ll get it right first time, every time.

With over 400 years experience, NatWest have specific sector knowledge to support your business. We know that sometimes you’re so focused on your business it can be difficult to keep an eye on the broader market factors affecting your success. Our role is to understand these wider issues and share what you need to know to achieve your ambitions. Our local presence throughout the UK means we can meet you face-to-face and provide a bespoke solution that’s tailored to you.

Devon and Somerset Law Society Legal Awards 2019 are just a few months away and already indications suggest there’s a lot to celebrate across the sector. NatWest are absolutely delighted to sponsor the awards this year and are looking forward to meeting many of you on the night. Good luck to all the firms that have been nominated.




DPS Software

DPS Software is a market-leading software house, providing a range of technology solutions to the legal sector. Having operated in the sector for over 35 years, we have built a range of software, including case, practice and document management, as well as legal accounts, digital dictation, client portal and mobile applications, that is trusted by over 18,000 users across hundreds of firms throughout the UK.

With such a depth of experience in legal technology, we have been able to build a large team of 100 staff to enable us to continually innovate, add new solutions and provide fantastic support to all of our current users.

We are also the largest legal cloud supplier in the UK, saving you the hassle and expense of using an external IT company. As we are ISO27001:2013 and GDPR accredited at a company level you can be sure that your data is safe with us.

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Legal South West

Legal Southwest are delighted to once again be a sponsor of the Devon & Somerset Law Society Legal Awards. This prestigious event gives acknowledgement to the dedicated legal professionals to whom we have the pleasure of delivering recruitment solutions to throughout the year.

We are incredibly proud to be sponsoring the brand-new category of Chartered Legal Executive of the Year award. We believe that those individuals who study whilst working to gain this respected qualification deserve this type of recognition. We have long championed those who have chosen this route to qualification.


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Darren Galliford, Branch Manager of Handelsbanken Exeter commented:

“We are delighted to be involved with the Devon and Somerset Law Society awards. We believe that great service and customer satisfaction go hand in hand, and we are looking forward to seeing who wins ‘Law Firm of the Year, 1-10 partners’, the category which we have sponsored this year.’’

Handelsbanken is a local relationship bank, built on satisfied customers, financial strength and traditional values. We invest time to get to know our customers, and aim to provide the best service we can; giving sound advice, taking sensible decisions in the branch and creating unique solutions to match our customers’ needs.

This different approach has helped us to be top for satisfaction in an independent survey of British personal and business banking customers for ten years running (EPSI Rating, 2009-2018), and most recently  we were rated best for overall service quality for SME businesses, in the inaugural Competition and Markets Authority survey August 2018.

Peter Larcombe, Branch Manager at Barnstaple continued:

“There is no end of legal talent across Devon and Somerset, and we are proud to be able to support both experienced legal professionals and up and coming young solicitors across the region. Whether for personal mortgages, partnership loans or business facilities for the practice we pride ourselves on providing banking services personally tailored to meet individual needs throughout all the various stages of life.”


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Exeter Racecourse

Exeter Racecourse are proud to support the DASLS Awards. We maintain a great client relationship with them as one of our leading clients for our fantastic conference and events facilities at the racecourse and as a local business it is great to support each other. The awards provide great recognition across the board and this is something that we continue to be proud to be involved in.


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Sampson Hall

Sampson Hall are delighted to be supporting the 2019 DASLS Awards. The awards highlight and showcase some of the amazing professional talent, expertise and knowledge amongst our Devon and Somerset Law practitioners. We are especially proud to be sponsoring the category of Leader of the Year; as for us in these modern turbulent times, leadership attributes are often more relevant than management controls. The legal profession needs to recognise and reward its truly inspirational leaders as they are the ones who will inspire the profession to greater heights as the challenges of today’s environment come to bear.

DASLS affords the opportunity of the sharing of best practice across the South West legal profession in order to ensure that our lawyers and their teams are amongst the best in the land.


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Conveyancing Data Services

Conveyancing Data Services has been honoured to sponsor the DASLS from the very beginning 3 years ago, now running into its 4th! We are now sole sponsors for the “Rising Star Award” which is a new category, recognizing those members of the team who are just setting out in their careers – these are the ones to watch! We are proud to be a part of this event and we’re delighted that it encourages and supports innovation, integrity and leadership in the legal profession and provides a strong focus for lawyers in the region. We love how the event demonstrates the depth of expertise and quality of services available from solicitors in Devon & Somerset and we are very proud to be part of this.

Each year the standard of entry for these awards is very high, even to be nominated is a huge achievement in itself! The night itself is always spectacular with wonderful music and speakers it’s very well organised, we look forward to continuing to sponsor such a great event in years to come.


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Magdalen Chambers

Magdalen Chambers is based within the Exeter Legal community of Southernhay, next to the Combined Court and near the Employment Tribunal and incorporates specially designed mediation and conference facilities with disabled access.

The DASLS Awards are now a fixture on the annual calendar and are designed to celebrate success and raise the profile of the solicitors’ profession. We in chambers work very closely with many of the firms and individuals who are nominated for these prestigious awards and are very proud to sponsor the Team of the Year award for the third year running. We wish all those shortlisted the very best of luck!


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PKF Francis Clark

PKF Francis Clark is delighted to sponsor the Solicitor of the Year category at the DASLS Legal Awards 2019. We recognise that these awards are one of the most significant annual events; recognising both individual achievements and more widely the value that the legal profession brings to the business community across Devon and Somerset.

The DASLS Legal Awards not only showcase the quality of the legal expertise across the region but they also help to demonstrate to the wider business community the extent and diversity of professional advice available in the South West.


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Devon Community Foundation

Over the last 22 years Devon Community Foundation has been providing Funding, Philanthropic Advice and Support to our communities across the county. Whether that has been through a grant to a small local charity, investment for a social enterprise, launching a fund for a private donor identifying causes to matching their aim. All of this requires partnership and collaboration.

Research from STEP indicates 60% of Private Client solicitors expect the demand for Philanthropic Advice to continue to grow. Working in partnership with you we can help you to provide this advice, enabling your clients to achieve their philanthropic aims and deepening your client relationships.

Supporting the DASLS last year was a great way to raise awareness across the legal sector of what we do. Hearing how the awards have evolved this year makes it really exciting to be a part of it again and we look forward to raising the awareness of what the Foundation can do for you and your clients.


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Final Thank You

Finally, Grow would like to thank Warwick Events Services, DS Automobiles and Lockton for being the DASLS 2019 Event Contributors and Burcher Jennings and Barclays for being Category Sponsors.

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