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The Lawyer Awards 2021: Shortlist revealed

The Lawyer Awards takes place in November this year, with scores of firms, in-house teams and chambers making the shortlist. The winners will be announced in our virtual awards ceremony, taking place on Tuesday 2 November. Last year saw Keystone win the top prize, as the coronavirus pandemic vindicated the firm’s non-traditional and remote working model in spades. […]

The Lawyer Awards 2020 in association with Travelers virtual ceremony

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 disruption, it had become apparent that coming together for The Lawyer Awards ceremony in its usual format would not be possible this year. However, The Lawyer team, our judges and sponsors all agreed that it is vital for the hard work showcased in the 500+ entry submissions received this year to be recognised and rewarded. We are thrilled to announce the 2020 winning individuals and teams have been announced and the recording is now available to view.   Once again, thank you to everyone that contributed to the success of our first virtual awards ceremony and congratulations to the winners!

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The Lawyer Awards 2020: Who won GC of the year?

Kate Staples of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is The Lawyer’s General Counsel of the Year, sponsored by FTI Consulting, for 2020. She wowed the judges, who praised her “passion and commitment to her role.” Said one: “Kate has shown that she takes a fresh view to the role of a regulator, has shown innovation […]

The Lawyer Awards 2020: Who won City law firm of the year?

In a wildly competitive market, Latham & Watkins clearly stands out both for its rapid growth in the capital and also for its ongoing commitment to pro bono work, as well as the numerous career development initiatives it has introduced recently. In London last year, Latham lawyers opened more than 100 new matters and donated […]

The Lawyer Awards 2020: Who won Law firm of the year?

In a year that has made everyone revise their opinions of what normal looks like in business, it is fitting that the biggest award of the year goes to firm that like no other, encapsulates the radical changes that have happened in the legal sector. For the first time in the history of The Lawyer […]

The Lawyer Awards 2020: Who won In-house legal operations team of the year?

At this month’s The Lawyer Awards, insurance giant Royal London won the prize for in-house legal operations team of the year, sponsored by Digital Legal Exchange. It fended off competition from a number of contenders that managed to tap into their teams’ capabilities and external resources to reinvent how they worked and better serve the […]

Roundtable: The growing influence of litigation funding and managing London’s reputation

This year’s Litigation Team of the Year, sponsored by Gallagher’s Dispute Resolution/Major Risks Practice, shows the strength and breadth of London’s disputes market and the shortlisted litigation teams joined The Lawyer for a discussion in the lead up to this year’s virtual awards. Representatives from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Freeths […]

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The Lawyer Awards 2020: Who won In-house commerce and industry team of the year?

Chelsea Football Club‘s legal team secured the In-house commerce and industry team of the year award, sponsored by EY, at last week’s The Lawyer Awards for the way it handled touting, a serious problem in the football industry. The judges praised “an impressive entry, demonstrating thought leadership across a number of diverse challenges and a […]

Keating Chambers

The Lawyer Awards 2020: Who won Chambers team of the year?

Construction and energy set Keating Chambers scooped the top chambers award, sponsored by Bench Walk Advisors, at The Lawyer Awards 2020 last week. Keating is predominantly a construction law set with its members involved in several significant cases, including phase 2 of the Grenfell Tower Enquiry. Construction is the bedrock of Keating’s practice but it is the set’s growing presence in international […]

The Lawyer Awards 2020: Who won litigation team of the year?

In what was a true David vs Goliath affair, Freeths landed a monumental victory for 550 former Post Office workers last year, as its long-standing group litigation resulted in a £57m settlement for the claimants. Victory in Alan Bates and Others v Post Office Limited earned Freeths the accolade of Litigation Team of The Year, […]

Virtual Lawyer Awards raises £48,000 for Free Representation Unit

The generosity of lawyers was on full display at The Lawyer Awards, in association with Travelers, earlier this week, with donations raising £48,000 for the Free Representation Unit (FRU). Hosted by Dara Ó Briain, the awards were held as an online ceremony this year, with Keystone named Law Firm of the Year. The FRU is […]