Appleby, the world’s largest provider of offshore legal, fiduciary and administration services, was named “Offshore Law Firm of the Year” at The Lawyer Awards held in London on Tuesday 22 June 2010. John Bisson, Chairman of Appleby’s Executive Board collected the award on behalf of the firm at a glittering awards ceremony held at Grosvenor House and attended by over 1,000 top international lawyers.

The award is presented to the firm which has demonstrated superior strategic clarity, technical legal excellence, quality control and growth in market share across the offshore market.

In the last 12 months, Appleby has opened offices in the Seychelles, Bahrain and Guernsey and in 2009, was joined by leading Isle of Man law firm Dickinson Cruickshank.

In 2009/10 the firm has added 5 lateral partner appointments, 6 partner promotions and 11 promotions to Counsel to support growth across the Appleby group.

Commenting on the award last night Michael O’Connell, Managing Partner of the Jersey office commented: “We are really delighted to have won this prestigious international award. It has been our strategic goal to become the world’s leading provider of offshore legal and fiduciary services and we are pleased that our efforts have been recognised by our peers with this award. The award underscores our market leading position and the breadth and depth of experience and expertise we offer clients, combined with an unrivalled choice across the world’s major offshore financial centres.“

Appleby now has 12 offices worldwide in the key offshore centres of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Isle of Man, Jersey, Mauritius, Seychelles and Guernsey, as well as the leading financial centres of London, Hong Kong, Zurich and Bahrain.