Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters

Principal sponsor

Sponsor, Excellence In-house, Lifetime achievement award 

Thomson Reuters has been supporting excellence in the legal profession since 1799 when Sweet & Maxwell first began selling law books. We've come a long way since then but our mission remains the same: to produce best-in-class solutions which help legal professionals practise the law with confidence, manage their organisation more efficiently and grow their business.

Our solutions have a strong heritage of innovation, with products like Practical Law and Westlaw UK transforming the legal research world, and we're continuing to look for ways to improve the delivery of legal services with software such as Contract Express, which drives efficiencies through automation.

Discover more on our website.


AccuitySponsor, Law Firm of the Year - Large

Accuity offers a suite of innovative solutions for payments and compliance professionals, from comprehensive data and software that manage risk and compliance, to flexible tools that optimise payments pathways. With deep expertise and industry-leading data-enabled solutions from the Fircosoft, Bankers Almanac and NRS brands, our portfolio delivers protection for individual and organisational reputations.

Part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries, Accuity has been delivering solutions to banks and businesses worldwide for 180 years.

Find out more about Accuity's Membership Extra offering.

First Title Insurance

First Title InsuranceSponsor, Excellence in Client Service

First Title Insurance plc provides innovative insurance solutions that help minimise legal risk and add security to real-estate transactions throughout the UK and Europe. We are also the only legal indemnity insurance provider endorsed by The Law Society of England and Wales.

With consistent A ratings* from the major rating agencies and the security and financial strength of our parent company First American Financial Corporation behind us, you and your clients can be safe in the knowledge that you are working with a solid and dependable business partner.

*Please refer to our website for further information.


Hiscox InsuranceSponsor, Solicitor of the Year - In House

Expert insurance for valued homes
Hiscox has a long history and expertise in providing specialist home cover for professional people and business insurance. They are delighted to be sponsoring the Law Society Excellence Awards for the eighth year running. 

Trusted by professionals. Recommended by customers. 99 per cent of Hiscox customers who recently made a claim would recommend them (Insight Now, 249 surveys, Feb-July 2017). 

As a member of the Law Society, you can save 12.5 per cent on Hiscox Home Insurance and 5 per cent on Hiscox Office and Cyber and Data Risks Insurance.

For more information: 0800 8402337 | hiscox.co.uk | Hiscox membership extra partner page.


LEAPSponsor, Excellence in Technology & Innovation, Excellence in Practice Management  

LEAP’s cloud-based practice management system with integrated time recording, billing and client accounting has been developed specifically for small to medium sized law firms, its powerful features allow legal practitioners to manage their matters more efficiently and profitably from anywhere, anytime and from any device.

LEAP invest more than £8,000,000 a year into R&D, continually refining the product. This investment ensures SME law firms have access to the same innovative technological advantages as their larger counterparts helping to manage their matters with ease.

LEAP allows you to run your entire law firm from one application in real-time and as the solution is cloud-based eliminates the need for a server, reducing hardware and support costs and simplifying your IT infrastructure.

Visit www.leap.co.uk for further information


SAHCASponsor, Solicitor Advocate of the Year

Founded in 1994 when solicitors first acquired the right to appear in the higher courts, SAHCA is the only independent association to represent the rights of all solicitor advocates practising in England and Wales.

Our uncompromising aim is to enable our members to attain the highest ethical and professional standards of advocacy, whilst promoting parity and equality of opportunity with the Bar. SAHCA's members represent a broad range of practitioners from Magic Circle firms, to sole practitioners - with one shared goal: excellence!

We lobby passionately and tenaciously on behalf of our members. Our experience and dedication to excellence means that SAHCA's views are actively sought by major stakeholders including the MoJ, Law Society, SRA, Bar Council, BSB, Legal Services Board and members of the Senior Judiciary.

Our low annual membership fee will give you access to a national network of mutually supporting solicitor-advocates along with our specialist training.

Tavistock Investments Plc

Tavistock Investments PlcSponsor, Excellence in Private Client Practice

Tavistock Law delivers a turnkey service to all members of the Law Society. Our regulated private client advisers provide trustees with independent financial advice on investment solutions for trusts and Court of Protection awards of any size.

We are mindful of the trustees' responsibility for suitable solutions for the beneficiaries of any trust. Our strategic approach is to provide secure, risk averse, independent advice recommending investment solutions that combine broad diversification with clear and transparent pricing. We deploy appropriate checks and balances with risk and reward parameters. We explain the implications of any recommendations, thereby ensuring an appropriate and suitable investment tailored to the trust and your client. Our range of ACUMEN Portfolios now includes the ACUMEN Capital Protection Portfolio, providing a 90% contractual guarantee.

Tavistock Law is part of Tavistock Investments Plc. The ethos of the Tavistock Investments Group is founded on traditional values - honour, vigilance and dependability - enhanced by the relentless pursuit of excellence and improvement in every aspect of what we do. Your best interests are at the core of everything that we and our advisers do on your behalf. We believe it's our ability to build strong relationships with clients that is the key to success.


ThreeSponsor, Excellence in Pro Bono  

Three is the UK’s fastest growing mobile network, winning both the best network for roaming and the most popular mobile network at the 2018 uSwitch awards.

Stream your favourite shows and music infinitely without using up your data, and use your phone in 71 destinations around the world at no extra cost. Enjoy freebies and discounts every Wednesday with our Wuntu app, from free Domino pizzas to Costa coffee!

Find out more about Three's Membership Extra offering.

Wesleyan Bank

ThreeSponsor, Gazette Legal Personality of the Year

Wesleyan Bank is a leading provider of tailored personal and commercial banking solutions to the professions and SME sectors that span short, medium and long-term loans and savings.

Wesleyan understand that every legal firm is unique. We've worked with almost half of the legal firms in England and Wales and tailor our products to meet the specific requirements of the sector. We are proud to be the only endorsed finance provider to the Law Society of England and Wales and its members.

Wesleyan Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wesleyan Assurance Society which celebrated its 175th anniversary in 2016. As part of the Wesleyan Group and one of the UK’s strongest financial mutuals with over £7 billion under assets, Wesleyan Bank has been able to invest significantly in improving our products, people and processes to enhance our service offering within the legal market.

Wesleyan Bank | Wesleyan Bank Commercial Finance | Wesleyan Bank Personal Finance.

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