Winners of the Law Society Excellence Awards 2014
The most extraordinary and dedicated members of our legal profession have been recognised at the 2014 Law Society Excellence Awards.
BBC journalist Mishal Husain hosted last night’s ceremony at the Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster Bridge, which set the scene for the most prestigious awards in the legal calendar, with over 600 people in attendance.
The Awards reward outstanding achievement in areas such as pro bono, marketing and communications, diversity, client service and business. There were ten winners in the group categories and six winners in the individual categories. There were 24 highly commended awards in total.
Law Society president Andrew Caplen said:
“Last night was a celebration of the remarkable work of individual solicitors as well as the successes and innovations of practices and firms, both large and small. It was a triumph.
“Rarely do you get such a breadth of talent under one roof and it is heartening to see the continuous good work that makes our profession what it is. I am glad the Law Society, through the Excellence Awards, is able to formally recognise this good work, which usually takes place quietly, out of the spotlight and as a result of many long hours.
“I congratulate each winner, highly commended and shortlisted entrant. It was a tough call for the judging panel, who had to pick winners from a really exceptional bunch of people.”
Excellence Awards winners 2014
Excellence in Pro Bono
Excellence in Client Service
Browne Jacobson LLP
Legal Sector Alliance Award for Excellence in Environmental Responsibility
Slaughter and May
Excellence in Marketing & Communications
CQS Award for Excellence in Conveyancing Practice
Ramsdens Solicitors LLP
Lexcel Award for Excellence in Practice Management
Beeley & Co
Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion
Excellence in Learning & Development
Clifford Chance LLP
Excellence in International Legal Services
Excellence in Business Development & Innovation
The Law Society Gazette Legal Personality of the Year
Nicholas Crichton CBE, Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC)
Junior Lawyer of the Year
Camilla Graham Wood, Birnberg Peirce & Partners
Solicitor Advocate of the Year
Adam Tear, Duncan Lewis Solicitors
Legal Business Woman of the Year
Karen Jackson, Roberts Jackson Solicitors
Solicitor of the Year – In-house
Diane Morrison, Hackney Community Law Centre
Solicitor of the Year – Private Practice
Cris McCurley, Ben Hoare Bell LLP
For a full list of winners and highly commended, please visit this website
Photos from the evening will be available later today on this website