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The cream of the in-house legal crop attended the inaugural Bluechip Awards at the Natural History Museum in LondonThe inaugural Bluechip Awards, in association with Westlaw UK from Sweet & Maxwell, were held at the Natural History Museum on 15 June.Winning teams included Reuters (global legal department) and Whitbread (team of the year). Winning legal directors were Howard Trust at Barclays (UK head of legal) and Dan Fitz at Cable & Wireless. (global head of legal).Clifford Chance was voted by the clients as the most admired law firm and law firms voted BT the most desired client.The first awards dedicated to lawyers working in business recognise the growing contribution of in-house lawyers to the legal profession and in the wider business arena.The winning teams and individuals are the most highly rated by their peers – nominated and voted for by in-house and private practice lawyers.The awards were divided into 14 categories spanning seven sectors and with seven awards recognising the outstanding in-house lawyers of the year.

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