Neilsons Score Hat-trick at the Scottish Legal Awards 2022!


The best performing individuals, teams and firms in the Scottish legal profession were revealed in Glasgow last night at the Scottish Legal Awards 2022 and we are delighted to confirm that Neilsons Solicitors and Estate Agents were awarded three trophies, including the ‘Residential Property Team of the Year’ 2022 title for the third year in a row! We also took home the ‘Excellence in Client Care’ award and our Aidan Tuohy was recognised with the ‘Rising Star of the Year’ award.

The Scottish Legal Awards is the annual national celebration for achievements in Scottish law and the legal industry.  Now entering its 19th year, the programme is regarded as a much trusted and independent platform to recognise and reward achievements. Over 500 legal professionals attended the event last night.

Chair of the judging panel, Lorna Jack, commented;

“The Scottish Legal Awards is a reassuring reminder that even in the backdrop of major challenges, the Scottish legal industry performs at the top of its game. Whether it is in innovation, collaboration, creativity or the commitment to the wellbeing of staff, colleagues and clients, Scottish law and all its practitioners continue to shine brightly. Congratulations to all our finalists and winners and enjoy all the celebrations.”

Des Clarke, the engaging and entertaining host of the Scottish Legal Awards, confirmed that the judges advised they were “impressed by the growth of the firm as they demonstrated initiative, creative thinking and understanding of the client needs.”

Whilst every award received is an honour and an achievement for our hard working team, the Excellence In Client Care trophy is a particular highlight as we regard the service we offer our clients to be of paramount importance. The services we provide can often come at a particularly stressful or emotional time in our clients’ lives and as reflected in our 600+ 5-Star reviews on Google and Facebook, our caring and friendly staff, supported by innovative technology, work extremely hard to make things as easy as possible for our clients.

Jenna Spence, Operations Director, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Neilsons have won another three prestigious awards.

Neilsons continue to work incredibly hard to support our clients in new and exciting innovative ways, so it is excellent to see the team’s hard work and remarkable achievements be recognised at the highest level – for the third year in a row.

It is also excellent to see one of our Partners, Aidan Tuohy, win the award for Rising Star of the Year in recognition of his achievements. Huge congratulations to Aidan.

These awards are a huge achievement and Neilsons look forward to continuing to provide an innovative, pro-active, and first-class service to clients.

As ever, there continues to be even more exciting developments on the drawing board than last year.

Continue to watch this space again!”

Steve Spence, Senior Partner, said: “I am delighted that Neilsons have been recognised with these awards. We have always harnessed the best available technology to achieve excellence in what we do but the game changer in recent years has been the innovation within Neilsons that has developed as a result of Neilsons having an in-house developer and an in-house Graphic and User Interface Designer. This has completely revolutionised the way our team work and has given our clients completely unique and cutting-edge tools, services and systems to improve and enhance their sale and purchase experience with Neilsons. This offering is not available at any other firm and is completely unique to Neilsons.

It is also excellent to see Aidan receive well deserved recognition by winning the Rising Star category. A top-class lawyer needs several gears. Most don’t develop the higher gears until later on in their career. Aidan has shown the aptitude and ability to acquire the more advanced skills of management, team administration and systems, and business development at a very early age and is a worthy recipient of this award.”

Aidan Tuohy, recipient of the Rising Star of The Year Award said: “I am delighted that Neilsons have once again been recognised at the Scottish Legal Awards. Winning Residential Property Team of the Year and Excellent in Client Care is testament to our commitment to excellent client service, innovation and our determination to always move with the times. It is a tremendous achievement following another tough year in the property market against the current financial climate and the continuing challenges brought by COVID19.

On a personal level, I am also very pleased to have been recognised with the Rising Star of the Year Award. This would not be possible without the support of my hardworking team who strive tirelessly in the background. Their endeavour allows me to give focus to the many projects which resulted in me winning this award.”

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