Birmingham Law Society issues rallying call to legal sector

Firms and individuals from the region’s legal sector are being encouraged to enter next year’s Legal Awards.

With just weeks to go until the entry deadline, Birmingham Law Society has issued a rallying call to the West Midlands’ legal community to get behind the awards by submitting nominations.

Entries are being sought for the ten awards categories, which include Trainee Solicitor of the Year, Barrister of the Year, Legal Executive of the Year, Assistant/Associate Solicitor of the Year, Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year, International Lawyer of the Year, Partner of the Year, Law Firm of the Year (sole practitioners up to four partners), Law Firm of the Year (five to 15 partners) and Law Firm of the Year (16 partners or more).

Last year’s big winner was Black Country law firm Higgs & Sons, which picked up the gong for Law Firm of the Year (16 partners and above). There were also awards for Sydney Mitchell and TRP Solicitors in the five to 15 partners and sole practitioner to four partners categories respectively.

Andrew Lancaster, president of Birmingham Law Society, said: “Following the success of this year’s tenth anniversary of the Legal Awards we’re looking forward to staging another fantastic event in 2012.

“To achieve this we need the support of the legal community and I would therefore encourage people to nominate their friends, colleagues or even themselves. “Last year we received a staggering number of entries, which made the judging very difficult but resulted in an extremely high calibre of finalists and overall winners.”

Now in its eleventh year, the Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards remains one of the biggest and most popular events on the business calendar, attracting more than 500 people each year. Next year’s event will take place at the ICC on Thursday 22nd March.

Nominations are open to both members and non-members of Birmingham Law Society, either individuals or firms, within the West Midlands. Deadline for entries is Friday 9 December 2011.

To download a copy of the nomination form go to or for further information contact Rebecca Lynch on 0121 222 4192

Picture caption: Birmingham Law Society president Andrew Lancaster wants the region’s legal sector to get behind next year’s Legal Awards 


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