Gowling WLG has secured two shortlistings at the Legal Week Innovation Awards 2016 in the categories of Knowledge Management and PR & Communications.
The awards celebrate and promote the teams and individuals in non-fee earning roles who are playing a leading role in driving forward their businesses and are open to law firms, alternative business structures and other providers of legal services.
The Knowledge Management shortlisting related to the firm's Digital Information and Legal Systematics team, and how it is dealing with the changes and challenges of the future by driving digital fitness assessments, artificial intelligence and cognitive computing initiatives.
The PR & Communications nod, meanwhile, comes off the back of Gowling WLG's launch of Make way for the middle: the future shape of the UK economy. The report comprehensively forecasts and compares the growth trajectory of the trade of the UK's small, medium and large businesses for the first time.
The results are remarkable, revealing that between now and 2020 it is mid-market companies that, spurred by innovation and expertise, internationalisation and exports, will fuel growth, with an 18% increase in its contribution to GDP.
In 2015 the firm was 'second highly commended' in the Future of Legal Services Innovation category at the inaugural Legal Week Innovation Awards.
The awards, which for the first time will be supported by Law.com and The American Lawyer following ALM's acquisition of Legal Week, will be presented at a lunchtime ceremony at The Brewery, London EC1, on 27 May. The full Legal Week Innovation Awards shortlist is available here.