award winner

Hart Brown has been awarded the LawNet Mark of Excellence for the second year running. In addition Commercial & Corporate solicitor, Danielle Collett-Bruce, was awarded with the Young Lawyer of the Year trophy.

The LawNet Mark of Excellence is awarded to firms based on internal performance and activity data looking for those who are most improved and proactive.

Nigel Maud, Chief Operating Officer said: “as a firm we strive to give the best client service that we can. We measure this using tools such as satisfaction surveys and mystery shopping. Having been benchmarked against national law firms we consistently beat the average score being achieved in the legal industry and are working towards being even better. To have the efforts of our people recognised by LawNet is wonderful for every member of staff.”

The awards which were held at Heythrop Park Resort, Oxfordshire, were presented by LawNet’s Chris Marston, Chief Executive and Helen Hamilton-Shaw, Member Engagement & Strategy Director and Shopper Anonymous Director, Jim Smith.

Danielle Collett-Bruce was named the Young Lawyer of the Year – a hotly contested award and one with stiff competition. The award was given to her based on her understanding of the importance of putting clients first, communication and relationship building. A solicitor in our Commercial & Corporate team, she is already leading on multi-million pound deals.

We are proud and thrilled that Danielle took the trophy home and delighted that her hard work and fantastic attitude has been recognised.



Nigel Maud

Partner, Commercial & Corporate, COLP

Nigel read Psychology and Politics in South Africa. He went on to qualify as a solicitor in 1995 and initially practiced as a prosecutor before...

Nigel Maud-Partner -Commercial & Corporate

Partner, Commercial & Corporate, COLP

Nigel Maud

Nigel read Psychology and Politics in South Africa. He went on to qualify as a solicitor in 1995 and initially practiced as a prosecutor before moving into private practice where he specialised in commercial work. He then moved into the business recovery and restructuring department at Pricewaterhouse Coopers broadening his understanding further of the problems and challenges a business faces.

Relocating to England in 1999 Nigel joined Hart Brown in 2002 and became a partner in 2004.

Nigel often received praise from his clients, these are just a few of the comments:

"Very efficient, cost effective service."

"This marks the end of a very long (15 years) and successful relationship with Hart Brown on the liquidation of the company. We thank the partners and staff at Hart Brown for all the advice and wise counsel they have given us over the years."

"You have an excellent team of people who make sure they understand the needs of the client."