Liz Stewart, a partner at Stronachs LLP in Aberdeen, is one of only three Scottish lawyers to be recognised in The Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Awards 2017.
Ms Stewart has been named the UK’s Business Premises Lawyer of the Year in the current winner’s edition of legal publication, The Lawyer Monthly.
The awards celebrate and highlight the achievements of women in the legal profession across the globe, with more than 50 women recognised for their legal expertise out of 200 entrants.
The winners were selected following a worldwide online vote. The judging panel then deliberated the documented activity, size of cases, strategic thinking, peer recognition and planning demonstrated by each finalist.
Ms Stewart, who has more than 17 years’ experience in the commercial property and development sector, has wide-ranging expertise including the purchase and sale of development land, renewables projects, and refinancing and lease assignation in addition to traditional office, retail, industrial and licensed premises deals.
She said: “It’s an honour to receive this accolade and be recognised amongst some of the leading female lawyers in the world.
“At Stronachs we’re committed to providing the highest level of service to each of our clients and hopefully this award further proves the quality of legal expertise and services being provided by the firm.”
David Rennie, Stronachs’ managing partner, said: “Liz is an incredibly talented commercial property lawyer and her experience and insight is greatly appreciated by our clients.
“We are always proud to see the talents and work of our staff being recognised in this way, and we’d like to congratulate her on this fantastic achievement.”
Stronachs, headquartered in Aberdeen and with further bases in Inverness and London, now has now has a 100-strong team of partners, lawyers and legal support staff, making it one of the largest independent law firms in the region.