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23rd September 2020

Worden Richmond shortlisted for boutique law firm of the year at prestigious Lawyer Magazine awards

Employment law firm Worden Richmond has been shortlisted for the ‘Oscars of the legal sector’. This accolade comes only three years after the firm was founded by former City law firm partners Alexandra Worden and Catherine Richmond.

Alexandra, who has carved out a particular niche expertise in advising individuals in the life sciences sector in Cambridge, alongside her Financial Services and legal sector City clients, says:

“We set out to create the kind of firm that would attract the very best employment law talent from the City and work on the most complex and interesting employment law cases. Three years down the line, we’re very proud to be shortlisted for this award which is a real recognition of how well the plan has worked so far. We hope to continue to grow and build on our strong start.”

Catherine, who is Oxford-based and recently led for Martyn Percy, the Dean of Christ Church, Oxford on his various employment law matters, says:

“We hope that, in some small way, being shortlisted for this award is something that encourages other City lawyers asking themselves if they can really set up their own firms and make a success of them. It’s a resounding ‘yes, you can’ as far as Alex and I are concerned.

“The announcement comes just a few weeks after Martyn Percy was exonerated by the Church of England following accusations made against him by a small group of Christ Church’s academics, having already successfully defended himself last summer against a previous complaint brought by them after he raised concerns about academics’ management of the College. We hope that his case will result in improvements in governance across the university and charity sector.”

About Worden Richmond
Worden Richmond is a law firm with operations in Oxford, Cambridge and London. It advises senior executives and companies on employment and partnership law matters.
Web: https://wordenrichmond.com

About the Martyn Percy case
The Dean was suspended pending determination of a complaint, but was reinstated after an internal tribunal chaired by High Court Judge Sir Andrew Smith rejected all the charges. Catherine Richmond has acted for the Dean since September 2018 and Sean Jones QC represented him before the internal tribunal.

About The Lawyer Awards
The Lawyer Awards have been a major feature of the legal calendar for 25 years.
Over 500 “excellent” submissions were judged as part of the process.
This year’s event (on Tuesday 3rd November 2020) will be the first-ever virtual ceremony.