John Hutchinson, Pitmans Law Managing Partner, was awarded Lawyer of the Year at last night’s Thames Valley Deals Awards. The achievement forms part of another successful year for Pitmans Law advising on varied, complex and high-profile corporate deals throughout the Thames Valley.

This award is a testament to the firm’s part in advising on the £106.8m sale of Ridgeway, which was shortlisted as Large Deal of the Year (over £50m). The sale was the biggest deal of its kind in the UK in a decade and the third largest of its kind in the country ever. John and the wider transaction team were commended for their deep understanding of the automotive dealership market which provided an undoubted advantage when advising on the sale. As Ridgeway’s trusted adviser for over 20 years, Pitmans Law were able to overcome numerous potential deal-breaking legal issues and work extremely quickly to turn the deal around in just four months.

All of the winners from the awards can be found here.