Proving “Doing things differently” works

On Thursday 10 October Torque Law were ecstatic to be crowned Niche Law Firm of the Year at the Yorkshire Legal Awards.  Now in its 20th year and recognised as the premier awards ceremony for Yorkshire lawyers, this highly contested category included the region’s most respected specialist law firms which only added to the delight of winning for Partners, Tiggy Clifford and Emma Whiting.

When setting up the now multi-award-winning law firm, Tiggy and Emma’s principal aim was to differentiate themselves by focusing on just one area of law: employment.  This allowed them to really get to know their clients and respond to their needs whilst being able to give proactive advice on potential employment law matters.  On the night, Torque Law was named as a “stand out firm” with the judges specifically commending the team’s “clear dedication to its approach to client relationships”.

Recognition was also given to their commitment to Torque Law’s ground-breaking neurodiversity campaign, which “significant benefits businesses in the region” as well its agile working practices which provide truly flexible working arrangements to female returners to law.  Emma Whiting responded to the win by saying “we know that Torque Law is valued by our loyal client base, but by winning this award, it shows how valued our business is by our peers which is immeasurable to us.  We are hugely grateful.”

Torque Law’s committed to client satisfaction was further boosted through this year’s introduction of its Client Pledge and Client Club.  Their maiden flagship Client Club event was recently held at York’s premier venue, The Grand Hotel, and concentrated on the ever-challenging issue of the evolving, modern workplace.  Tiggy Clifford states “it’s important for us that we look at the issues which could affect our clients and provide them with best practice options for those potential future difficulties”.  The well attended talk was the biggest and boldest event so far, providing the opportunity for some of the region’s most outstanding employers to walk away with some useful points as well as sharing a deserved glass of wine and canapes.  One attendee commented that it provided the “clarity and direction to help business navigate in the nuclear world of Brexit, GDPR and employment law”.

Not a business to rest on their laurels, Torque Law has much more to accomplish before the end of the year which the launch of their eagerly awaited guide to Taking on your First Employees, which will be available via their website and delivering their customary Managing the Employee Lifeline course at The Grand Hotel, 21 November.  The 21 November will also be the day when they find out if they can reprise their position as York Press Award winners as they have been shortlisted for Socially Responsible Business of the Year.  Fingers crossed.


Contact details:

Tiggy and Emma are available for interview: t:01904 437680.

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