These awards, organised by the Manchester Law Society recognise and award top legal talent of the Greater Manchester. Partners to awards have been revealed. the media partner to the awards is Men Media which culminate in a black-tie gala dinner on March 7 at The Midland Hotel.
RMS, on the other hand, has been named as the marketing and PR partner for the event. The Chief Executive at the Manchester Law Society Fran Eccles-Bech said this event is amongst the most anticipated in the region’s calendar. Eccles-Bech commented that they are hugely excited to announce that entries to the prestigious Manchester Legal Awards are. now open.
Speaking about last year, the chief executive explained that they had more entries than ever and that momentum will continue on this 10th event. She added that this year will be their biggest and best. She feels this is a testament to Greater Manchester’s thriving legal scene which comes with positive response always.
Law firm Manchester teams will definitely take part in this highly anticipated event. Eccles-Bech explained that there are always impeccably high standards of entries and this will continue this year. The Chief Executive also talked about their high anticipations of the outstanding legal work taken place over the course of the past year.
Law firm Manchester teams have until November 29 to enter the event. All entries, with the exception of Lifetime Achievement, will be evaluated by considering five criteria. A panel of 5 judges made up of leading lights from Manchester’s legal and business community. The shortlisted law firm Manchester professionals will be announced on 10 January and those making the first cut will be invited to a judging day to be held on January 18.
The 20 categories which a law firm can enter in the Manchester Legal Awards include the following:
Trainee/Paralegal of the Year
Solicitor of the Year
Pro Bono/Community Initiative
Law Firm Innovation
Corporate/Commercial Team of the Year
Crime Team of the Year
Employment Team of the Year
Litigation Team of the Year
Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence Team of the Year
Family Team of the Year
Private Client Team of the Year
Property Team of the Year
Regulatory Team of the Year
Barrister of the Year
Barristers’ Chambers of the Year
Partner of the Year
Law Firm of the Year – Small (1-5 partners nationally)
Law Firm of the Year – Medium (6-20 partners nationally)
Law Firm of the Year – Large (20+ partners nationally)
Eccles-Bech said that the growth of the Manchester Legal Awards will continue even this year. The event aims to recognise the law firms and individuals that have shown genuine excellence in the field, both in legal and commercial areas. She feels the legal minds of Manchester will ‘let off some steam’ thanks to the awards event.