Law firm shortlisted for prestigious management awards

10th September 2013

 A Midlands law firm is delighted after being shortlisted for the prestigious Lawyer Magazine Management Awards, alongside some of the biggest names in the industry.

Higgs & Sons has reached the final in the category of 'excellence and/or innovation in law firm financial management' for its Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) research project with Aston University. Higgs is up against tough competition from global players Linklaters, Herbert Smith Freehills and Eversheds.

Glyn Morris, Higgs' finance director says the nomination is testament to the innovation delivered by the KTP team: "To be shortlisted is a fantastic achievement. If you look at the firms we are up against, this really is a bit like David versus Goliath."

Krishna Balthu, Higgs' newly appointed manager responsible for organisational change & project management commented, "Our KTP project is now two years in and going from strength to strength. We are investigating the very foundations of how law firms charge and how they can build greater client loyalty. We are confident that the project will create both cultural and operational change for Higgs and possibly impact on the wider legal community."

Alongside this latest award, the KTP project is putting Higgs on the map outside of its community of clients and associates.

Glyn said: "We have recently delivered a talk at Oxford University on the project and we have also presented at a West Midlands Economic Forum event attended by entrepreneurs and business leaders from the region. At Higgs we aspire to do things better than before and deliver first class services to clients. This project is providing valuable insights to help us achieve this."

Knowledge Transfer Partnership programmes aim to help businesses and organisations improve their competitiveness and productivity through better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK knowledge base. Aston University is world renowned for excellence in applied business research and this KTP was jointly funded by ERDF and the Technology Strategy Board.

Higgs & Sons works from two offices in the Black Country - Waterfront Business Park in Brierley Hill and Kingswinford. The firm employs more than 200 people, which includes over 100 specialist lawyers.

For more information regarding the Higgs' KTP project contact Glyn Morris at Higgs & Sons on 0854 111 5050 or email

Picture l-r; Krishna Balthu, Glyn Morris and Paul Hunt, Managing Partner at Higgs.

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