The 2015 Legal Awards Some of the most successful and well respected legal firms have started to feel the pressure as profits begin to grow, due to the steadily improving economic conditions. Smaller firms have also noted rise in the workflow, caused by a number of different factors, such as the increased volumes and importance of game changing legal implications, triggered by the wider use of technology in their day to day activities. Moreover, market competition has, without doubt changed the legal landscape significantly, which has in turn caused many boutique and mid- sized firms to change their approach towards new business in order to stay on top and maintain their strong position. With new associate levels stagnating, most companies operating in the market have started to look at locating new talent in the quest to improve both productivity and income. With these challenges and opportunities in mind the 2015 Legal Awards were created to showcase the extraordinary talent and unshakeable resolve of firms operating within this dynamic and evolving industry. Legal practices and professionals of every size and from every sector have been selected to produce this exciting and enlightening series of articles, in which we provide our deserving winners with the chance to explain the reasons behind their success in their own words.