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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.

2023

  • The Times Best Law Firms 2023 — rated as one of the UK’s leading law firms
  • Made in Manchester Awards 2023 – Lawyer of the Year (Beth Nixon – shortlisted)
  • Made in Manchester Awards 2023 – Lawyer of the Year (Rebecca Hainsworth – shortlisted)
  • Insider South East Dealmakers Awards - Named advisers on the ‘Sale of in situ site investigations to CTS group’ which is shortlisted for the Private Equity / Venture Capital Deal of the Year category
  • Nottinghamshire Law Society Annual Award 2023 – shortlisted for Equality & Diversity Champion (Grace Woolford)
  • British Diversity Awards 2023 - shortlisted for Boots – Hero of the Year category (Oliver Holmes)
  • Women and Diversity in Law Awards 2023 - shortlisted for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programme of the Year category
  • Women and Diversity in Law Awards 2023 - shortlisted for the DE&I Champion of the Year in a Legal Role category (Grace Woolford)

2022

  • Social Mobility Employer Index 2022 – ‘ranked UK’s number one employer’
  • The Times Best Law Firms 2022 – ‘rated as one of the UK’s leading law firms’
  • Franco British Business Awards — ‘Diversity & Inclusion Award’
  • Education Investor Awards — ‘Legal Advisor to Education Institutions’
  • British Diversity Awards 2022 – ‘Social Mobility Initiative of the Year’
  • National Insurance Awards 2022 – ‘Inclusion and Diversity Award’
  • Lexis Nexis Awards – ‘Award for Diversity and Inclusion’
  • Lexis Nexis Awards – ‘Legal Personality of the Year’ (Tom Lyas)
  • Manchester Young Talent Awards 2022 — ‘Legal Professional of the Year’ (Holly Quirk)
  • Birmingham Black Lawyer (BBL) Excellence Awards – ‘Lawyer of the Year’ (Bridget Tatham)
  • Genius Within – ‘Celebrating Neurodiversity Awards’ – ‘Community Choice category’ (Lynette Wieland)
  • WeAreTheCity Rising Star Awards 2022 - 'Law' (The Lynne Freeman Award) category (Lynette Wieland)
  • WeAreTheCity Rising Star Awards 2022 - 'All Other Industries' category (Laura Mahoney)
  • Nottinghamshire Law Society Awards – ‘Junior Lawyer of the Year’ (Hannah Collins)
  • East Midlands Dealmakers Awards 2022 – ‘Corporate Law Firm of the Year’
  • East Midlands Dealmakers Awards 2022 – ‘Emerging Dealmaker of the Year’ (Sandra Wong)
  • South West Dealmakers Awards 2022 – ‘Large Deal of the Year’ (More than £25m)
  • Northern Ireland Dealmakers Awards 2022 – ‘Private Equity/Venture Capital Deal of the Year’ - Buyout of investors and investment in Selazar by a global private equity firm
  • Insider Midlands Dealmakers Awards - ‘Refinance Deal of the Year’ - the £40m refinancing of Construction Testing Solutions
  • Insider Midlands Dealmakers Awards - ‘Mid-Market Deal of the Year’ – the MBO of Kingswood Corporation
  • Insider Wales Dealmakers Awards – ‘Deal of the Year’ - Highly Commended - Acquisition of Tillery Valley Foods by Joubere Food Group (Grant Thornton, Browne Jacobson, Addleshaw Goddard)
  • Insider South East Dealmakers Awards - Private Equity / Venture Capital Deal of the Year - Shortlisted - Sale of In Situ Site Investigation to CTS Group backed by Palatine Private Equity (EMC Corporate Finance; Gaby Hardwicke; Browne Jacobson; Grant Thornton)

2021

  • Social Mobility Employer Index 2021 - ranked UK’s number one employer
  • FT Innovative Lawyers Europe 2021 – Innovation in Diversity and Inclusion
  • British Legal Awards 2021 - D & I Initiative of the Year
  • UK Social Mobility Awards 2021 - Innovation Award
  • The Lawyer Awards - Best Talent and Inclusion Initiative
  • Laing Buisson Awards 2021 – Private Legal Advisor
  • The Private Equity Awards - Regional Legal Adviser of the Year
  • Midlands Dealmakers Awards 2021 - Corporate Law Firm of the Year
  • Midlands Awards - International Deal of the Year
  • First Hundred Years – The Inspirational Women in Law Awards 2021- Champion of the Year (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)
  • Accredited as a Living Wage Employer by the Living Wage Foundation

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
  • Law Firm of the Year Award - reactions London Market Awards 2020
  • Devon and Somerset Law Society’s Legal Awards - Corporate Social Responsibility Award

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