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Awards and accreditations

As a firm, we believe in being judged by what our people have achieved and not what we say, so we thought we’d share with you just some of our recent successes.

2021

  • Social Mobility Employer Index 2021 - ranked UK’s number one employer
  • Laing Buisson Awards 2021 – Private Legal Advisor award
  • The Times Best Law Firms 2022 – rated as one of the UK’s leading law firms
  • British Legal Awards 2021 - D & I Initiative of the Year Award
  • FT Innovative Lawyers Europe 2021 – Innovation in Diversity and Inclusion
  • UK Social Mobility Awards 2021 - Innovation Award
  • The Lawyer Awards - Best Talent and Inclusion Initiative Award
  • The Private Equity Awards - Regional Legal Adviser of the Year
  • 2020 Midlands Awards - International Deal of the Year
  • First Hundred Years – The Inspirational Women in Law Awards 2021- Champion of the Year Award (Lynette Wieland)
  • OUTstanding LGBT+Role Model Lists 2021– listed as making a significant contribution to LGBT+ inclusion in the workplace (Hannah Collins)
  • POC in Play SAHM Games 2021 - ranked among the Top 100 in the South Asian Heritage Month Games (Kulpreet Virdi)
  • Nottingham Law Society Awards 2021 – Solicitor of the Year (Sam Sharp)
  • Nottingham Law Society Awards 2021 – shortlisted in the lifetime Achievement category (Peter Ellis)
  • Accredited as a Living Wage Employer by the Living Wage Foundation
  • Midlands Dealmakers Awards 2021 - shortlisted in the Corporate Law Firm of the Year category
  • Midlands Dealmakers Awards 2021 - shortlisted for Emerging Dealmaker of the Year (Sandra Wong)
  • Midlands Dealmakers Awards 2021 - shortlisted in the International Deal of the Year category for participating in the Sale of Fanatical to Fandom
  • Midlands Dealmakers Awards 2021 - shortlisted in the Deal of the Year category for participating in the Tertiary buyout of Addo Food Group
  • East Midlands Dealmakers Awards 2021 - finalists for the Corporate Law Firm of the Year Award
  • East Midlands Dealmakers Awards 2021 - finalist for the Emerging Dealmaker of the Year Award (Sandra Wong)
  • East Midlands Dealmakers Awards 2021 - finalists for the Deal of the year (sub £10m) Award
  • East Midlands Dealmakers Awards 2021 - finalists for the Deal of the year (+ £10m) Award
  • Social Care Premier Supplier Awards - finalist in recognising excellence in suppliers to social care
  • Laing Buisson Awards 2021 - finalist in the Public Legal category
  • FT Innovative Lawyers Europe 2021 - finalist in the Innovative Leader category (Caroline Green)
  • East Midlands Property Awards for 2021 - finalist for 'client advisor of the year' and 'sustainable development' categories
  • Education Investor Awards 2021 - finalist for 'Legal Advisors to Education Institutions'
  • Health Investor Awards 2021 - finalist for legal advisors of the year - private

2020

  • Social Mobility Employer Index 2020 - placed 5th amongst the country’s leading employers in the Social Mobility Foundation
  • Health Investor Awards 2020 - legal advisors of the year – private.
  • East Midlands Dealmakers Awards 2020 - Corporate Law Firm of the Year Award
  • Law Firm of the Year Award - reactions London Market Awards 2020
  • LaingBuisson Awards 2020 - finalist in the Public Legal Award
  • LaingBuisson Awards 2020 - finalist in the Private Legal Award
  • Insider's Young Professionals Awards 2020 - finalist for Young Lawyer of the Year
  • Insider's North West Dealmakers Awards 2020 - finalist for Deal of the Year (sub £10m)
  • Insider's North West Dealmakers Awards 2020 - finalist for Deal of the Year (£10m-£50m)
  • Outsourced Partner of the Year Award - finalist in the British Insurance Awards
  • Devon & Somerset Law Society’s Legal Awards - Corporate Social Responsibility Award

2019

  • Midlands Dealmakers Awards - winner of International Deal of the Year and SME Deal of the Year
  • Legal 500 Awards – Craig Elder won Public sector individual (Outside London)
  • Insurance Times Awards – finalist in Legal Business Partner of the Year
  • North West Insider – finalist in Asset Based lending Deal of the Year, International Deal of the Year and Deal of the Year (sub £10m)
  • enei Awards – finalist in ‘Wellbeing’ category
  • EducationInvestor Awards - winner of Legal advisors – education institutions
  • Laing Buisson Awards – finalist in Legal Advisor (Public) Award
  • Franco British Lawyers Society’s Champagne Louis Roederer prize - winner for demonstrating an “outstanding contribution” to helping French women lawyers practise in London
  • Health Investor Awards 2019 - finalist in Legal Services Provider of the Year
  • HSJ Partnership Awards 2019 - finalist in Legal advisors of the year – private.
  • LETG Awards 2019 - winner of ‘Best Law Firm and Provider Collaboration’ with E3 Compliance
  • LETG Awards 2019 - finalist in L&D team of the year
  • LETG Awards 2019 - finalist in Best individual contribution (Natasha Speight)
  • Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI) Awards 2019 - finalist in 'Wellbeing at Work'
  • East Midlands Dealmakers Awards - winner of ‘Deal of the Year’
  • East Midlands Dealmakers Awards - finalist in ‘SME Deal of the Year’ category

2018

  • The Association of Real Estate Funds Awards 2018 – winner of 'Affiliate of the Year'.
  • HealthInvestor Awards – finalist in three categories: Legal Advisors of the Year (private), Legal Advisors of the Year (public) and Legal Advisors of the Year Transactional (public)
  • French Chamber of Commerce – finalist in the Intercultural Trophy 2018
  • HR in Law Awards – finalist in ‘Rising Star’ category
  • East Midlands Dealmakers - winner of 'Legal Team of the Year' award
  • Legal Education & Training Group Awards - winner of ‘Best Law Firm & Provider Collaboration Award’
  • East Midlands Chamber (Nottingham) Awards – finalist in ‘Apprentice of the Year’ category
  • East Midlands Chamber (Nottingham) Awards – finalist in ‘Apprentice of the Year’ category
  • East Midlands Chamber (Nottingham) Awards – finalist in ‘Commitment to People Development’ category
  • EducationInvestor Awards - finalist in  'Legal advisors – education institutions' category
  • AllAboutLaw Awards 2018 - finalist in 'Best Training Contract - National Firm'
  • The British Legal Awards 2018 - finalist in Best Use of Technology category

2017

  • The Guardian UK 300 - rated as one of the best graduate employers in the country

  • Investors in Customers - awarded Gold star status by Investor In Customers (IIC)

  • EducationInvestor Awards  - winner of  'Legal advisors – education institutions' category

  • Social Mobility Awards - finalist in the Progression Programme of the Year Award

  • Manchester Legal Awards - highly commended for Pro Bono/Community Initiative

  • Devon and Somerset Law Society Legal Awards - finalist in 'Corporate and Social Responsibility Award' category, and the Exeter education team is shortlisted in 'The Team of the Year Award' category

  • Birmingham Law Society Awards – finalist in the ‘Corporate Team of the Year’ category

  • SDI IT Service & Support Awards – winner of ‘Best Small Service Desk’ category

  • HealthInvestor Awards – finalist in three categories: Legal Advisors of the Year (private), Legal Advisors of the Year (public) and Legal Advisors of the Year Transactional (public)

  • French Chamber of Commerce – finalist in the Intercultural Trophy

  • Chambers Student – featured in Chambers Student 2017

  • Solicitors Journal Awards – winner of the Commercial Team of the Year category

  • Internet Services Providers' Association Awards - finalist in the 'Best Tech Law Firm' category

  • enei Awards 2017 - finalist for Social Mobility in the Workplace Award

  • PMA (Property Managers Association) Awards - winner of the 'Extra Mile Award 2017'

2016

  • Cyber Essentials Scheme - we are certified by the Cyber Essentials Scheme, a government backed, industry supported initiative to help organisations protect themselves against common cyber attacks

  • The Guardian UK 300 - one of the most popular graduate employers for 2016/17

  • Education Investor Awards 2016 - winner of ‘Legal Advisors to Education Institutions’

  • Conveyancing Quality Scheme - certified as a scheme member recognised by the Law Society of England and Wales

  • MPF Awards – winner of ‘Best Managed National Firm’

  • Legal Business Awards – finalist in ‘National/Regional Law Firm of the Year’ category
  • HealthInvestor Awards – finalist in four categories: Legal Advisors – private,  Legal Advisors – public, Legal Advisors – transactional private and Legal Advisors – transactional public
  • Devon and Somerset Law Society Awards 2016 – finalist in the ‘Law Firm of the Year (11+) category
  • Made in Manchester Awards – finalist in ‘Lawyer of the Year’ category
  • Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards – winner of ‘Practice/Operations Manager of the Year’ award and finalist in a further three categories: ‘Defendant Personal Injury Team of the Year’, ‘Defendant Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year’ and ‘Young Achiever of the Year’.
  • The Legal Support Awards – winner of ‘Best Client Service’ award and finalist in ‘Legal PA of the Year’ category
  • Re-accredited with the Lexcel quality mark by the Law Society
  • The Lawyer Awards – finalist in the ‘Regional Law Firm of the Year’ category
  • East Midlands Dealmakers – winners of the ‘Law Firm of the Year’ and ‘Deal of the Year’ awards
  • Birmingham Law Society Awards - finalist in the ‘Law Firm of the Year (16 partners or more)’ category
  • Law Society Excellence Awards – finalist in the ‘Excellence in Marketing & Communications’ category