Excellence Awards 2018 shortlist

  • Excellence in Business Development

    Bermans & Moore Blatch - Escalate
    Duncan Lewis Solicitors
    The Specialist Law Group Limited
    McClure Solicitors
    rradar Ltd
    SA Law LLP

    Excellence in Client Service

    Sponsored by First Title Insurance

    Addleshaw Goddard / CMS / Sainsbury’s
    Crater Law Solicitors Ltd
    MRN Solicitors
    Pinney Talfourd LLP
    rradar Ltd
    Renaissance Legal

    Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion

    Bennett Williams Solicitors
    Duncan Lewis Solicitors
    Government Legal Department
    Hogan Lovells International LLP
    Reed Smith LLP
    Travers Smith

    Excellence in International Legal Services

    Centil Law Firm
    Griffin Law
    Gün + Partners
    Llinks Law Offices
    Shulmans LLP
    Woźniak Legal
    Zaiwalla & Co LLP

    Excellence In-house

    Sponsored by Thomson Reuters

    Amex EMEA General Counsel’s Organisation
    Coventry Building Society
    National Grid
    Post Office Legal
    Sellafield Ltd Legal Services
    Specsavers Optical Group Limited
    The University of Huddersfield
    Working Families’ Legal Advice Service

    Law Firm of the Year - Small

    Aequitas Legal
    Blackstone Solicitors
    Glynis Wright & Co Family Solicitors and Mediators
    Howe & Co
    Instalaw Solicitors
    J M Wilson Solicitors
    McClure Solicitors
    Nayyars Solicitors
    Renaissance Legal
    Zaiwalla & Co LLP

    Law Firm of Year - Medium

    Ben Hoare Bell LLP
    Churchers Solicitors
    Coffin Mew
    Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP
    Fletchers Solicitors
    Hamlins LLP
    Morecrofts Solicitors
    MSB Solicitors
    rradar Ltd
    Sydney Mitchell LLP
    Wollen Michelmore LLP

    Law Firm of Year - Large

    Sponsored by Accuity

    Anthony Collins Solicitors
    Duncan Lewis Solicitors
    Harbottle & Lewis
    JMW Solicitors LLP
    Moore Blatch LLP
    Pinsent Masons
    Stone King LLP

    Excellence in Learning and Development

    Family Law in Partnership Ltd
    FBC Manby Bowdler
    Gaby Hardwicke Solicitors
    Reed Smith
    Thursfields Legal Limited
    Trowers & Hamlins LLP

    Excellence in Marketing and Communications

    Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP
    Hillyer McKeown LLP
    Irwin Mitchell
    Keystone Law
    SA Law LLP
    Thompson Smith and Puxon
    Wilson Browne Solicitors

    Excellence in Private Client Practice

    Sponsored by Tavistock Investments Plc

    Hugh Jones Solicitors
    Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth
    Mishcon de Reya LLP
    Renaissance Legal
    Rowlinsons Solicitors
    Trethowans LLP
    Wilson Browne Solicitors

    Excellence in Pro Bono

    Sponsored by Three

    CLANN: Ireland's Unmarried Mothers and their Children
    Howe & Co
    Sidley Austin LLP
    Simmons & Simmons
    Simons Muirhead and Burton LLP

    Excellence in Technology and Innovation

    Sponsored by LEAP

    Bermans & Moore Blatch - Escalate
    Bookers & Bolton Solicitors
    FitzGerald Lawyers
    Gotelee Solicitors Transport and Logistics Sector
    Harding Evans Solicitors
    Kemp IT Law
    Monaco Solicitors
    rradar Ltd
    Setfords Solicitors

    Excellence in Practice Management

    Alphonna Begum, Aubrey Solicitors
    James Davies, RDP Law
    Alexandra Hatchman, Fletchers Solicitors Ltd
    Vidisha Joshi, Hodge Jones and Allen LLP
    James Knight, Keystone Law

    Gazette Legal Personality of the Year

    Sponsored by Wesleyan Bank

    Shantha David, UNISON Legal
    Gavin Edmondson, Gavin Edmondson Solicitors
    Ed Fletcher, Fletchers Solicitors
    Rebecca Greenhalgh, Ashurst LLP; Felicity Kirk, Ropes & Gray LLP and Jo Underwood, Shelter (joint nomination)
    Jodie Hill, Thrive Law
    Aina Khan OBE
    Julia Smart, Furnival Chambers
    The Secret Barrister

    Human Rights Lawyer of the Year

    Ahmed Aydeed, Duncan Lewis Solicitors
    Danielle Cohen, Danielle Cohen Solicitors
    Shantha David, UNISON Legal
    Matt Evans, Aire Centre
    Georga Godwin, Consultant Solicitor, Pickup & Scott Solicitors
    Naim Hasani, Duncan Lewis Solicitors
    Hamza Malik, Thompson & Co Solicitors
    Ravi Naik, Irvine Thanvi Natas Solicitors

    Junior Lawyer of the Year

    Amira Abdel-Aziz, Public Solicitor's Office
    Netanya Clixby, Latham & Watkins
    Lauren Crow, Cartwright King
    Yagmur Ekici, Bindmans LLP
    Shimon Goldwater, Asserson
    Kayleigh Leonie, Tandon Hildebrand
    James Netto, Dawson Cornwell
    Jennifer Powell, Weightmans LLP
    Chrissie Wolfe, Irwin Mitchell LLP
    Kawsar Zaman, Allen & Overy LLP

    Sole Practitioner of the Year

    Alison Colley, Real Employment Law Advice Limited
    Sarah Dwight, Sarah Dwight Solicitor
    Naveen Garg, Garg Solicitors Ltd
    Jane Gittins, Catalyst Law
    Amy Holt, Holt Baker
    Glyn Lloyd, Newfields
    Nicola Mackintosh QC (Hon), Mackintosh Law
    Jacqueline McGuigan, TMP Solicitors LLP
    Qasim Nawaz, 1st Resolve Ltd
    Ayesha Nayyar, Nayyars Solicitors
    Reena Popat, Carter Bond Solicitors
    Rachel Roche, Roche Legal
    Sayed Sohaib Fatimi, Sohaib Fatimi Solicitors
    Trusha Velji, Touch Solicitors
    Anish Wadia, Chambers of Anish Wadia

    Solicitor Advocate of the Year

    Sponsored by Solicitors' Association of Higher Courts Advocates (SAHCA)

    Jason Raeburn, Baker McKenzie LLP
    Madhu Rai, Crown Prosecution Service
    Mark Tooley, Larcomes LLP
    June Venters QC, Venters Solicitors

    Solicitor of the Year - In-house

    Sponsored by Hiscox

    Situl Bains, UNiDAYS
    Italo Cerullo, Nonwovenn
    Ben Foat, Post Office Limited
    Chris Fox, Kambi Group
    Ausilia Matraxia, A2Dominion Housing Group
    Imraan Patel, EG Group
    Sarah Sear, Thames Water Utilities Limited
    Sian Young, Nottinghamshire County Council

    Solicitor of the Year - Private Practice

    Ibrahim Aytac, Stuart and Co Solicitors
    Andrew Campbell, Bikelawyer
    Rosemary Gibson, Simpson Millar LLP
    Neil Hudgell, Hudgell Solicitors
    Linda Millband, Thompsons Solicitors
    Yashmin Mistry, JPC Law
    Simon Moore, Stephenson Harwood LLP
    James Quarmby, Stephenson Harwood LLP
    Anna Skurczynska, Open Plan Law Ltd
    Trevor Sterling, Moore Blatch
    Kashmir Uppal, Shoosmiths LLP

    Woman Lawyer of the Year

    Tamara Box, Reed Smith LLP
    Emma Carey, MSB Solicitors
    Ihsane Elidrissi Elhassani, Sterling Stamp Law Firm
    Polly Glynn, Deighton Pierce Glynn
    Jill Greenfield, Fieldfisher
    Janet Legrand QC (Hon), DLA Piper
    Bilkis Mahmood, Blackstone Law Solicitors & Advocates Ltd
    Sian Owles, Hogan Lovells International LLP
    Michelle Rose, VWV LLP
    Claire Wilkinson, GMO UK Limited