Transatlantic law firm, Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD), has won two 2019 Legal 500 awards.

The firm won Firm of the year (outside London) for its Projects, Energy and Natural Resources offering in the South West category. In addition to this, WBD’s Newcastle-based transport partner David Rewcastle won a leading individual award (outside London) in recognition of his work advising clients on complex and high profile matters.

The Legal 500 will be hosting an exclusive event on 6 February at the Guildhall in central London, where the winners will have the opportunity to meet, network and celebrate their success.

Jonathan Blair, UK Managing Partner at WBD, said: “Following our positive rankings in this year’s Legal 500, we are delighted to have won two awards and to have one of our partners, David Rewcastle, recognised as a leader in the transport sector. These wins are a direct result of the feedback our clients have shared, recognising the high quality advice we provide as well as our in-depth expertise.”

The awards, which recognise excellence in the legal profession, follow the publication of the Legal 500 directory, the leading guide to law firms in the UK. In this year’s Legal 500 publication, WBD was recommended as a top tier law firm across 33 practice areas. 26 of WBD’s lawyers are listed as ‘leading lawyers’ with a further 200 recommendations for the firm’s lawyers across the UK.