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The Lawyer Awards shortlist: GC of the Year

The award for GC of the Year, sponsored in 2020 by FTI Consulting, always throws up a fascinating list of in-house talent and 2020 is no exception. The nominees this year span the worlds of finance, travel, education, health, energy and more. Natasha Lewis was University College London‘s first in-house lawyer. Now its director of legal […]

The Lawyer Awards shortlist: Litigation Team of the Year

The shortlist for Litigation Team of the Year, sponsored by Gallagher, once again demonstrates the strength of London as a global disputes hub. Akin Gump In what was one of the most complex litigations of 2019, Akin Gump sealed a resounding victory for senior banker, Robert Foresman, in October. Foresman, currently chair of the UBS […]

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The Lawyer Awards shortlist: City Firm of the Year

The award for City firm of the year, sponsored by Travelers, pits innovation-hungry players against expansive challengers. In an ever-competitive world, London-based law firms are using technology, real estate investment and lateral hiring opportunities to stand out. One of the City’s largest law firm offerings – in terms of headcount and revenue – Reed Smith […]

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The Lawyer Awards: the 2020 shortlist

The Lawyer Awards is going virtual for 2020! The ceremony, in association with Travelers, will take place online on the afternoon of 3 November. Visit the awards website to register. Who is in the running for the coveted awards in 2020? The full shortlist is below… Barrister of the year Allison Clare, Red Lion Chambers […]

Looking back on 25 years of The Lawyer Awards shows just how far the profession has travelled

What were you doing this time last year? (It’s late June, if that helps). More than 1,000 of you were donning your finest and making yourselves look respectable in preparation for The Lawyer Awards, in association with Travelers, our annual celebration of the legal industry’s achievements. Under normal circumstances, our awards should have been this […]

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The Lawyer teams up with FRU for 2020 charity partnership

The Lawyer is working with the Free Representation Unit (FRU) as its charity partner for 2020. FRU is one of the profession’s most venerable charities and is the country’s largest single provider of pro bono representation, acting for people who are not eligible for legal aid but who nonetheless cannot afford lawyers. Its work is […]

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Magic circle firms triumph at The Lawyer Awards 2019

Clifford Chance has been crowned Law Firm of the Year 2019 after triumphing at The Lawyer Awards last night. The firm scooped the coveted award after a stellar 12 months defined by a swathe of activity relating to technology and people management. Combining those two areas, it launched the profession’s first ‘lawtech training contract’ leading […]

The Lawyer Awards 2019: the sets vying to win Chambers of the Year

London is rich in talent at the bar, and the sets shortlisted for this year’s Chambers of the Year category have shown considerable acumen in growing their businesses. Commercial and employment set 11KBW has seen significant financial growth over the past five years, with a particularly strong performance in 2018 when it predicted an increase […]

The Lawyer Awards shortlist: the firms in the running for Offshore Firm of the Year

The offshore market continues to go from strength-to-strength and this year’s shortlist showcases a truly outstanding array of talent. Another strong year for Appleby saw its corporate work lead the way, with its Hong Kong office advising on 51 IPOs in 2018 for a combined total of HK$9.5bn. Arguably its headline deal saw the firm […]