Ogier has won the prestigious STEP International Legal Team of the Year award at the STEP Private Client Awards 2012. The winners were announced on Wednesday 19 September at a ceremony at the Hilton Park Lane in London.

The STEP Private Client Awards highlight excellence among private client lawyers, accountants, barristers, bankers, trust managers and financial advisors.

Ogier were up against a strong shortlist, however the presiding judges said: ‘In a high-level shortlist, Ogier’s vision, their team of high-level professionals and contribution to the profession and the community shone through. The international footprint and organised approach to their business model and to client services set them apart from the rest of those shortlisted.’

Winning a STEP Private Client Award has proved to be a clear mark of excellence as entries go through a rigorous, practitioner-led three-stage judging process to select the best in the industry. Winners are chosen by a panel of experts who are internationally renowned lawyers, accountants, barristers and trust companies.

Sally Edwards, Ogier partner in the Private Client and Trusts team, said “We are delighted to have won this award. It was a really strong shortlist and we are very proud to have been recognised for the work that we carry out for our clients. This award reflects the skills and dedication of all members of the team.”