Congratulations go to Assurant’s European Legal director, Kerry Crompton for winning the European Counsel Award 2017 in the category of General Commercial.

Kerry was named as the category winner at an awards ceremony held in London where she was up against tough competition from many leading organisations including Lloyds, Google, RBS and Johnson & Johnson.

Kerry said:  "It was a fantastic surprise to win against such strong competition. A great accolade not just for me but for Assurant and its International Legal Team and all the wonderful people I currently work with, and have worked with over the years."

With more than 3,500 individual nominations from corporate counsel and law firm partners globally, The Counsel Awards uniquely recognize the excellent work done by corporate in-house legal teams and individuals. The primary aim is to reward lawyers for demonstrable achievements across the full spectrum of in-house responsibility. Winners have performed above and beyond the usual requirements of their profession and position meeting criteria on effective communication, legal understanding, commercial awareness and management skills.

Winners are also automatically shortlisted for the Global Counsel Awards which take place in June. Hopefully we’ll have more good news to report after that ceremony.