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Submission deadline 5 Mar 2021 5:00pm GMT (over 1 year ago)
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The legal industry plays a significant role in the UK economy, not only in terms of employment numbers but their overall contribution to the national economy, exports and the UK’s trade. As such, SME News is proud to present the Legal Awards, with the intention to recognise and spotlight the very best that this innovative and competitive industry has to offer.

SME News Legal Awards return once again to help celebrate and reward the dedicated hardworking individuals and companies, in the legal services field, hailing from across our great nation! Our aim is to recognise the market leaders for their commitment, excellence, and determination from within this competitive market.

After a turbulent year, the UK Legal industry has recovered admirably shown through the generation of record-breaking revenues in September 2020, despite the uncertainty posed by Brexit and the numerous challenges posed by the pandemic.

The Legal industry, widely recognised as a major contributor towards the UK economy, is expected to further increase its revenue across 2021!

Therefore, it is now the most crucial time to take part in our Legal Awards 2021 it is the perfect way to show your employees their efforts are valued by the organisation, whilst also providing the public with evidence of your successes as a business. Notifying stakeholders of your participation in our programme indicates that your business is garnering the attention of third parties, and that word of your expertise and customer service are creating a buzz within this competitive sector.

Of course, our programme is open to all businesses within the UK’s legal sector, regardless of their size, and nominations are also accepted for talented and determined legal individuals too.

Our awards are based on merit, not the number of votes received. Our process works to ensure that we reward parties based on their excellence in the industry, the commitment to their clients and their dedication to services.

If you are, or know of a party deserving of recognition, then please feel free to nominate via the form or reach out to the programme coordinator directly for further details!

Past winners

2020 Winners

Tax Lawyer of the Year (London): Sarah Black:
• 11 New Square - the United Kingdom

Best Family Law Firm - North West England:
• 174 Family Law

Best Criminal Defence Advocate (London): Nick Whitehorn:
• 3 Temple Gardens

Best Specialist Legal Advisory & Courtroom Advocacy 2020 & Recognised Leader in Planning & Land Law:
• 33 Bedford Row
Arbitrator of the Year 2020 (London): David Travers QC:
• 6 PumpCourt

Best Specialist Fraud & Regulatory Defence Solicitor 2020: Rob Rode:
• ABR Solicitors

Employment Law Specialist of the Year (South East): Esther Fagbemiro:
• Achor Employment Law Consulting Limited

Property Law Firm of the Year 2020 - West Midlands:
• Adcocks Solicitors Limited - the United Kingdom

Best Landlord & Tenant Legal Advice Agency - London:
• Advice4Renters

Best Boutique Law Firm 2020 - Buckinghamshire:
• Alpha Omega Solicitors Ltd

Best Telecommunications Law Firm 2020 & Client Service Excellence Award - London:
• Alden Legal Limited

Best Boutique Law Firm 2020 - Buckinghamshire:
• Alpha Omega Solicitors Ltd

Best M&A Legal Consultancy Firm 2020:
• Ampersand Legal

Debt Recovery Lawyer of the Year 2020:
• Appleton Massey

Best Mental Health Lawyer 2020 (Northern England):
• Appletons Solicitors Limited

Best International Arbitration Law Boutique - India:
• Archeus Law

Most Pioneering Private Client Document Solution 2020:
• (UK) Ltd

Best Immigration Law Firm - UK & Ireland & Rising Star in Personal Injury Law:
• AS Excellence Solicitors Limited

Best Personal Injury Law Firm 2020 - North West England:
• Bank View Solicitors Limited

Most Trusted Criminal Defence Lawyers 2020 - South East England:
• Banks & Partners Limited Bromley

Best Commercial Law Firm 2020:
• Barratt Legal

Employment Lawyer of the Year 2020 (Surrey):
• BarrCo Limited

Best Family Law Firm 2020 - Essex:
• Baxter Harries Solicitors

Personal Injury Litigator of the Year (London):
• Bentley Sterling & Co Solicitors

Best Legal & Business Services Consultancy 2020:
• Bizlaw UK - the United Kingdom

Conveyancing Firm of the Year 2020 - Yorkshire:
• Blacks Connect

Best Specialist Family Law Firm - West Yorkshire & Recognised Leaders in Care Proceedings - West Yorkshire:
• Breslin Solicitors

Best Residential Conveyancing Firm 2020 - South East England & Legal Technology Innovators of the Year 2020:
• Bridger’s Law - the United Kingdom

Real Estate Finance Lawyer of the Year 2020 (Manchester): Laura Mitchell:
• Bryan Cave Leighton Paisne

Energy & Infrastructure Lawyers of the Year 2020:
• Budd Legal

Best Legal Indemnity Insurance Firm 2020:
• Bullerwell & Co Ltd

Most Trusted Corporate Law Firm 2020:
• Carter Bond Limited

Best Full-Service Estate Services Firm 2020 & Most Client-Focused Estate Law Solicitor (Midlands):
• Charles Newton and Co

Best Criminal Law Firm - South West:
• Citadel Solicitors & Advocates

Best Boutique Property Law Firm - London & Leading Legal Mind in Landlord / Tenant Litigation (London):
• Comptons Solicitors LLP

Best Criminal Justice NPO 2020:
• Conviction

Best Corporate & Commercial Law Firm (South East) & Leading Legal Mind in Corporate Law (South East):
• CooperBurnett LLP

Best Criminal Defence & Prison Law Firm - Shropshire:
• CS Solicitors

European IP Law Firm of the Year 2020 & Best Multi-Sector Trade Mark Attorney 2020:
• D Young & Co

Best Corporate & Commercial Mediator (South West):
• David Gamble Mediation

Best Conveyancing Law Firm - Lancashire:
• Davies & McGrath Law

Best Dispute Resolution & Boutique Litigation Firm - Greater London:
• Davis Woolfe

Best Multi-Service Law Firm - Hertfordshire:
• Debenhams Ottaway

Best Emerging Immigration Firm 2020 & Award for Excellence in Asylum Law 2020:
• Deus Nexus Solicitors Ltd

Best International Arbitration & Commercial Litigation Firm 2020 & Leading Legal Mind in Employment Law 2020:
• DWF Advocacy Ltd.

Best Divorce Law Firm - Greater London:
• E. H Dawson Solicitors

Best Personal Injury Law Firm - Lancashire:
• Eaton Adams Legal Limited Burnley

Leading Specialists in UK Entry Clearance Applications 2020:
• Equality Lawyers Ltd

Best Entrepreneurial Business Law Firm 2020 & Award for Excellence in Private Securities Finance 2020:
• Equitable Law Limited

Best Probate Genealogy Services Provider 2020:
• Family Lines Research

Best Family Law Firm - Somerset & Leading Legal Mind in Divorce & Financial Settlements (South East):
• FDC Law

Leading Experts in Securities Class Action Recovery 2020:
• Fiduciary Settlements Limited

Technology Contracts Specialists of the Year 2020 - London:
• Fieldfisher

Best Criminal Defence Specialist (South East):
• Fitzgerald Solicitors

Best Specialist Family Law Firm - Suffolk:
• Gillbanks Family Law

Best Dental Practice Law Firm 2020:
• Goodman Grant Solicitors Ltd

Wills & Probate Solicitors of the Year 2020 - Home Counties:
• Guardian Solicitors

War Crimes Law Firm of the Year 2020:
• Guernica 37 International Justice Chambers

Civil Litigator of the Year 2020 (South East):
• H E Law Ltd

Best Boutique Employment Law Firm - Midlands:
• Halborns Limited

Conveyancers of the Year 2020 - North Yorkshire:
• Hall & Birtles Solicitors

Construction Law Firm of the Year 2020 - Central England:
• Hegarty LLP

Best Commercial Property Law Firm - Cardiff:
• Hek Jones Limited Cardiff

Best International Legal Recruitment Firm 2020:
• Hewetson & Co

Best Bespoke Employment and H&S Law Firm 2020:
• HR Law Easy Answers Ltd

Best Law Firm Business Consultancy - Midlands:
• Hunnings Consultancy Ltd

Best Childcare Law Firm - Wales:
• Hutchinson Thomas

Excellence Award in Emerging Legal Services - Greater Manchester:
• Ikbal Solicitors

Best Corporate Finance Law Firm - South East England & Award for Distinction in M&A Law 2020:
• Illume Legal Limited

Best HR & Employment Law Firm - South England:
• JMA HR & Legal Ltd

Best Legal Management Consultancy Firm 2020:
• Jomati Consultants Llp

Private Criminal Defence Lawyers of the Year 2020 - England:
• Kang & Co Solicitors

Best Personal Injury & Medical Negligence Law Firm - West Midlands:
• Kenneth Jones Legal Limited

Best Global Legal Company Directory 2020:
• Kidd Aitken Legal Marketing Ltd.

Best Separated Parent Support Workshop Provider - South East England:
• Kids Come First C.I.C.

Property Law Firm of the Year 2020 - East Anglia:
• KMA Solicitors

Best Business Law Firm - Hertfordshire:
• Labrums Solicitors LLP

Best Automotive Inspection & Claims Support Specialists 2020:
• Laird Assessors

Best IT Law Firm - South East England:
• Law 365 Limited

Best Property Development Law Firm 2020:
• Law.X

Best IP Law Firm 2020 - Scotland & Award for Distinction in Immigration Law 2020:
• LB and Co Solicitors.

Lease Planning Specialists of the Year 2020 - England:
• Lease Planners

Best Boutique Corporate Law Firm - West Midlands:
• Legal Clarity

Process Servers of the Year 2020:
• Legal Services Inc Ltd

Best Wills & Probate Law Firm - Leicestershire & Best Private Client Asset Protection Specialists, Midlands:
• Leicester Probate Practice Limited

Best Bespoke Legal Recruitment Firm 2020:
• Lexical

Best Regulatory Law Firm - South England:
• LSL Solicitors

Best Boutique Family Law Firm - North UK & Private Family Solicitor of the Year 2020 - Greater Manchester:
• Lund Bennett Law LLP

Best Commercial Property Law Firm - Somerset & Bristol:
• Lyons Bowe Solicitors

Most Innovative Immigration Law Firm - Manchester:
• Manchester Legal Services

Best Construction Dispute Resolution Firm - England:
• March Surveying Services Ltd

Best Family Law Firm 2020 - England:
• McAlister Family Law

Best Commercial Law Firm 2020 - North Yorkshire:
• Mccormicks

Expert Witness Provider of the Year 2020 - Midlands:
• Medical Expert Witness Alliance (MEWA ) LLP

Best Corporate Immigration Law Firm 2020 - London:
• Michellebelle Immigration Solutions

Family Law Solicitor of the Year 2020 (West Yorkshire):
• Milson Legal Solicitors Ltd

Best Employment Law Firm 2020 - Greater London:
• Monaco Solicitors Ltd

Best Business Immigration Law Firm - London:
• Morgan Pearse Solicitors

Personal Injury Lawyers of the Year 2020 - Greater London:
• MTA Solicitors

Business Visa Solutions Provider of the Year 2020:
• My G Ltd

Wills & Power of Attorney Law Firm of the Year 2020 - North England:
• My Local Solicitor Ltd

Immigration Lawyers of the Year 2020 - West London:
• Naa Law Ltd

Civil Litigators of the Year 2020 - Essex:
• North Ford Solicitors Ltd

Best Residential Property Law Firm - Leeds:
• Norton Connor Solicitors

Costs Lawyer of the Year 2020 (London):

Immigration Solicitors of the Year 2020 - Nottinghamshire:
• Otb Legal Ltd

Immigration & Family Law Firm of the Year 2020 - London & Immigration Lawyer of the Year 2020 (London):
• OTS Solicitors

Best Divorce Law Firm - London:
• Peters May LLP

Most Trusted Global Legal Recruitment Specialists 2020:
• Pinpoint Legal Recruitment

Criminal Defence Lawyer of the Year (Greater Manchester):
• Platts Solicitors Limited

Best Boutique Real Estate Law Firm - South East England:
• Principles Law

Best Boutique Commercial Law Firm 2020 - East England:
• Pure Business Law

Recognised Experts in Immigration Services 2020 - East England:
• Reliable Law Services Ltd

Property Law Firm of the Year 2020 - London:
• RHJ Devonshire Solicitors

Best Transport Law Firm 2020 - Southern England:
• Robert Locke Fareham

Best Residential Conveyancing Specialists - South Wales:
• Rubin Lewis O’Brien LLP

Leading Specialists in Construction & Engineering Law - Southern England:
• Schutte Consulting Limited

Most Innovative Legal Solutions Provider - London & Recognised Leader in Welfare & Disability Benefits Law:
• Scott-Moncrieff and Associates Limited

Best Legal Services for Social Enterprises 2020 - Scotland:
• Senscot Legal

Most Client-Focused Immigration Law Firm - East London:
• Seraphus Limited

Best Criminal Law Firm - Staffordshire:
• Shahban Solicitors Stoke-On-Trent

Best Junior Lawyer Development Program Providers - Midlands:
• Silver Fox Chambers

Best Financial Crime & Fraud Specialists - London:
• Skb Legal Limited Luton

Best Conveyancing Law Firm - Northern Ireland:
• Skelton Callender Solicitors

Best Criminal & Regulatory Law Firm 2020 & Award for Distinction in Talent Development 2020:
• St Pauls Chambers

Most Client-Focused Family Law Practitioner - London:
• Stalwart Solicitors

Best Legal Support Volunteers 2020 - England & Wales:
• Support Through Court (Previously known as Personal Support Unit)

Best Full-Service Law Firm - North Wales:
• Swayne Johnson Solicitors

Leading Experts in Incentives Law 2020:
• Tapestry

Best Business Immigration Law Firm - England:
• The Black Antelope Group

Best Contracts & Commercial Law Firm - London & Most Client-Focused Law Firm 2020 - London:
• The Daswani Law Company Limited

Best Divorce Law Firm - England & Wales & Distinction Award for One Couple One Lawyer Services 2020:
• The Divorce Surgery

Best Leasehold Legal Advisors 2020:
• The Federation of Private Residents Associations Ltd.

Best Commercial Debt Recovery Law Firm - North West England & Distinction Award for Client Service Excellence 2020:

IP Law Experts of the Year 2020 - Edinburgh:
• Tidman Legal

Best Nationality Law Firm - London:
• Topstone Solicitors

Best European Law Specialists - London:
• Trojan Solicitors Ltd

Best Competition Law Firm - England & Wales & Distinction Award for SME Legal Representation 2020:
• Tuppers Law Limited

Best Full-Service Law Firm - South East England & Commercial Lawyer of the Year (Surrey):
• TWM Solicitors LLP

Most Dedicated Criminal Defence Practice - Greater London:
• ULA Solicitors

Best General Legal Consultancy - London:
• Via Legalis

Most Dedicated Asylum Law Firm - England & Best Multifaceted Legal Specialists - London & Midlands:
• Victorimax Solicitors

Best Immigration & Nationality Law Firm 2020 - England:
• Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP

Best Immigration Law Firm - South East England:
• WH Solicitors

Best Marine Surveying & Yacht Consultancy 2020:
• Winterbothams Ltd

Best Commercial Litigation Barristers - London & Commercial Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year (London):
• XXIV Old Buildings Chambers (self-employed)