Coventry law firm Band Hatton Button has landed triple recognition at a regional awards ceremony in what has been a record year of accolades for the firm.
Keri Wood, lawyer in the wills, trusts and probate department scooped young lawyer of the year at the Warwickshire Law Society’s annual dinner, which was attended by 120 people and eight law firms at the Manor Hotel in Meriden.
Daniel Blood, head of commercial property at Band Hatton Button, was also named as lawyer of the year, while the residential property team triumphed in the team of the year category.
Keri was recognised for her inspirational journey since joining the firm in 2006 – working her way up from a receptionist to a fully-fledged lawyer, which involved studying alongside her full-time job.
Daniel – who oversees a 20-strong group – saw his commercial property team beat their 2018 financial year target by over 30 per cent, a record result, with Daniel smashing his own individual target by more than 40 per cent.
Band Hatton Button’s residential property team has seen consistent growth. The alleviation of stamp duty for first-time buyers meant that Band Hatton Button’s residential property team, led by Sarah Avern, saw a 46 per cent increase in demand in the 2017 financial year, smashing their financial target by around £180,000.
This growth has continued, with residential property currently operating at 116 per cent of their financial target for the 2019 financial year.
The triple recognition follows the firm’s recent success at the Coventry Telegraph Business Awards, where Band Hatton Button won the contribution to the community and leadership team of the year categories.
Mark Moseley, Managing Director at Band Hatton Button, said: “To receive five separate pieces of recognition for our work in 2018 is a phenomenal achievement.
“It also reflects what a buoyant region we are operating in with growth across the majority of departments, and the challenge is to keep on capitalising on the opportunities that are out there.
“Keri is a fantastic role model for the next generation of lawyers, while Daniel and Sarah have unrivalled reputations in their respective areas that are helping us to continue our growth year-on-year – congratulations to all of them on their awards.”