Leading solicitors firm, Vanderpump & Sykes, are proud to announce winning the prestigious award for Excellence in Risk Management & Compliance at the LawNet Awards 2012.

The presentation of the LawNet awards 2012 took place in November, during the conference dinner at The Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth, where winners represented the very best of firms who proactively sought new strategies, new markets, and new initiatives to strengthen their position in these challenging times.

The Excellence in Risk Management & Compliance category was created to recognise the success and achievement of firms who safeguarded the integrity of their firm, positioning them for continued growth and success.

"Creating a strong compliance culture within an organisation is increasingly important in today's heavily regulated legal services industry," said Stephen Quy, Partner at Vanderpump & Sykes Solicitors who accepted the award on the firm's behalf.

"The award honours exceptional compliance for those who deliver business impact whilst minimising business risk. This accomplishment sets the bar for legal firms and establishes the high standards that professionals should strive to achieve. Our clients can be confident that when they trust us to deal with their legal issues, we will act in a professional manner using best practice."

Stephen went on to add that "we owe Vanderpump & Sykes' achievement to the splendid efforts of our Compliance Officer, Andrew Anthony, who has worked diligently to ensure that only the best possible standard was achieved".

The LawNet award for Excellence in Risk Management and Compliance category was presented by QBE European Operations and Clive Coleman, broadcaster.