DLA Piper’s ‘Journalist Awards’: One Suspension Of Disbelief Too Far?

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Interesting, but hardly surprising, to note that the winners of last month’s DLA Piper ‘Journalist Awards’ have all contributed favourable pieces of editorial about the firm to their respective publications.

DLA’s ‘Business Journalist of the Year’, Ian King of The Times, co-authored ‘How did business weather the economic winter? (£)’, featuring some nice quotes delivered on behalf of the whole legal profession from DLA chief executive Sir Nigel Knowles.

Meanwhile, Legal Week’s Alex Novarese, winner of DLA’s ‘Legal Journalist of the Year’, hosted this cosy interview – produced in a charming 1970s style – with Sir Nige and the firm’s global co-chairman Tony Angel.

DLA’s ‘Trade Journalist of the Year’, Edward Machin of Commercial Dispute Resolution, profiled DLA Piper’s ex-Serious Fraud Office top dog Robert Wardle.

And winner of ‘UK Regional Journalist of the Year’ at the DLA awards, The Business Desk’s Ian Briggs, has authored such hard-hitting pieces as ‘Increased deals activity good news for DLA Piper‘ and ‘Profits up at DLA Piper’. Briggs has also been known to assist the firm with its marketing on Twitter.