Manchester Legal Awards Shortlist Announced

  • 28/04/2022

Thank you to everyone who entered the Manchester Legal Awards this year! We had a fabulous response, and the judges had a tough time marking all the entries!

Congratulations to all those that made the shortlist, which is now available below:

Business Support Champion/s of the Year 

  • Charlotte Dixon, Mills & Reeve 
  • Laura West, Anthony Collins Solicitors 

Trainee/Paralegal/Apprentice of the Year  

  • Alastair Cowan, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP 
  • David York, Irwin Mitchell 
  • Jonathan Holling, JMW Solicitors LLP 
  • Natalie Kralski, McAlister Family Law 

Solicitor of the Year 

  • Nikki Hale, Vardags 
  • Amanda Lea, DWF Law 
  • Moe Yassin, Beyond Law Group 

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Champions of the Year 

  •  Brabners LLP 
  • Fieldfisher LLP 
  • Mills & Reeve 

Team of the Year – Corporate/Commercial  

  • Beyond Corporate Law 
  • Eversheds Sutherland LLP 
  • Mills & Reeve 
  • Pannone Corporate 

Team of the Year – Crime  

  • Burton Copeland LLP 
  • Olliers Solicitors  
  • Slater Heelis 
  • Tuckers 

Team of the Year – Employment 

  • Leigh Day 
  • Myerson Solicitors LLP 
  • TLT LLP 

Team of the Year – Family   

  • Hall Brown Family Law 
  • JMW Solicitors LLP 
  • McAlister Family Law 
  • Simpson Millar LLP 
  • Slater Heelis 

Team of the Year – Litigation  

  • Brabners LLP 
  • Eversheds Sutherland LLP 
  • Trowers & Hamlins 
  • Weightmans LLP 

Team of the Year – PI/Clinical Negligence 

  • Irwin Mitchell 
  • Leigh Day 
  • Slater and Gordon Lawyers (Clinical Negligence Team) 
  • Stephensons Solicitors LLP 

Team of the Year – Private Client  

  • Brabners LLP 
  • JMW Solicitors LLP 
  • Price Slater Gawne 

Team of the Year – Property  

  • Eversheds Sutherland 
  • Fieldfisher LLP 
  • JMW Solicitors LLP 

Team of the Year – Regulatory 

  • DWF Law LLP 
  • Markel Law 
  • Mills & Reeve 

In House Team of the Year 

  • Bank North 
  • Boohoo Group plc 

Barrister/QC of the Year  

  • Fran Heaton QC, St Johns Buildings 
  • Dr Christopher McNall, 18 St John Street 

Partner of the Year  

  • Emma Gill, Vardags 
  • Ian McConkey, DAC Beachroft LLP 
  • Vikki Woodfine, DWF Law LLP  

Barristers’ Chambers of the Year  

  • 18 St John Street Chambers 
  • Deans Court Chambers 
  • St John’s Building Chambers 

Law Firm of the Year – small (1-5 partners)  

  • Burton Copeland 
  • IMD Solicitors LLP 
  • Olliers Solicitors 
  • Price Slater Gawne 

Law Firm of the Year – medium (5-20 partners)  

  • Beyond Group 
  • CFG Law 
  • Glaisyers ETL 
  • Hall Brown Family Law 

Law Firm of the Year – large (20+ partners)  

  • Eversheds Sutherland LLP 
  • JMW Solicitors LLP 
  • Mills & Reeve 
  • TLT LLP 

Lifetime Achievement Award  

This Award is voted, for and in the gift of the Manchester Law Society Council, and will be announced at the Manchester Legal Awards Live event on Thursday, 9th June 2022