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DLA scooped Law Firm of the Year at Birmingham Law Society's second annual awards, which took place on 6 March at the city's International Convention Centre
Other winners included Wragge & Co's long-serving senior partner John Crabtree, who received a special Lifetime Achievement Award.
The sell-out event was compered by John Pratt, former managing partner of Pinsent Curtis Biddle and current president of Birmingham and Solihull Chamber of Commerce.
The winners: Lifetime Achievement: John Crabtree, senior partner at Wragge & Co since 1993. Law Firm of the Year (20-plus partners): DLA. Law Firm of the Year (fewer than 20 partners): Anthony Collins Solicitors. Solicitor of the Year: Beachcroft Wansbroughs' Birmingham head of litigation Lorraine Carolan. Assistant Solicitor of the Year: Carole Maddock, Irwin Mitchell. Trainee of the Year: Steve Wetton, Beachcroft Wansbroughs. Barrister of the Year: John Brennan, Citadel Chambers. Sole Practitioner of the Year: Boris Kremer, the Compensation Shop. Legal Executive of the Year: Keith Astbury, Glaisyers. Pro Bono Award: Judy Dyke, Tyndallwoods.