Wednesday 27th March 2019 marked a memorable evening for FB Rice; a group of staff were thrilled to attend the Australian Financial Review (AFR) Client Choice Awards in Melbourne.

These awards recognise the services provided by professional service firms, like lawyers, accountants, consulting engineers and patent attorneys. Research is independently conducted by Beaton, and is the only client-voted professional services awards in the world.

FB Rice was a nominee in the category of best IP Specialist Firm, in addition to this Steve Gledhill was nominated as the most Client-Focussed IP Practitioner. Thank you to all our clients for being a huge part of the interview process resulting in these awards. We were very happy to win both the firm and individual award!

FB Rice awarded Best IP Specialist Firm 2019

Having won a firm award for three years in a row, we were delighted to accept this years’ awards. We value our clients’ opinions very highly so this is an incredible result. We are driven and passionate about the innovations our clients are making, and want to support them every step of the way.

“We work in a very competitive space…Winning the award again is just further confirmation of the superior service that everyone in the firm provides to our clients every day. Well done!”– Brett Lunn, Managing Partner.

Steve Gledhill awarded Most Client-Focussed IP Specialist 2019

In the practitioner category, Steve Gledhill received wonderful recognition after what has been an incredibly busy year for him.

“Delighted for this recognition; it speaks volumes for the whole FB Rice team.”- Steve Gledhill, Partner.

This individual award follows the win of Ian Rourke in this category in 2017, the nomination of Joanne Martin in the same year, and the nomination of Rachel Hooke and Patrick McManamny in 2018.

Photos and video from the evening are on our LinkedIn.