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Celebrating the best of Yorkshire’s legal talent: winners of the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2023 revealed!

Posted by Emma Cockings on 6 October 2023

The Yorkshire Legal Awards, brought to you by Yorkshire Legal News, are proud to announce the deserving winners of the 2023 ceremony.  

This year’s ceremony was a record breaking sell out event, and the number of entries received were outstanding. 

The event took place on 5 October 2023 at New Dock Hall in Leeds and was a wonderful celebration of Yorkshire’s incredible legal talent, and we would like to extend our thanks to everyone who made it a night to remember.  

Notable winners include Switalskis, who took home Law Firm of the Year: Large and Sarah Khan-Bashir who has been named Yorkshire Lawyer of the Year. These are just two of the twenty-six winners of the evening;  

 

2023 Winners 

 

Law Firm of the Year: Large 

Winner: Switalskis  

 

Residential Property 

Winner: Devonshires Solicitors

 

Litigation and Dispute Resolution 

Winner: Shared Affairs

 

In-House Team of the Year 

Winner: Bupa UK

 

Commercial Property  

Winner: Addleshaw Goddard

 

Niche Law Firm of the Year 

Winner: Frederick Solicitors

 

Chambers of the Year 

Winner: Parklane Plowden

 

Debt Recovery 

Winner: Weightmans

 

Intellectual Property 

Winner: Walker Morris

 

Law Firm of the Year: Medium 

Winner: Schofield Sweeney

 

Criminal Law 

Winner: Favell Smith & Lawson

 

In-House Lawyer of the Year 

Winner: Emma Levin from Mina Digital

 

Private Client 

Winner: Weightmans

 

Regulatory & Compliance  

Winner: DWF Law

 

Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence  

Winner: Stewarts 

 

Employment Law  

Winner: Thrive Law

 

Family Law 

Winner: Makin Dixon 

 

Corporate & Commercial  

Winner: Brabners  

 

Best ESG Campaign  

Winner: DWF Law

 

Law Firm of the Year: Small

Winner: Frederick Solicitors

 

LawTech Initiative of the Year  

Winner: Schofield Sweeney

 

Rising Star of the Year 

Winner: Philip Copley from Hagen Wolf 

 

Partner of the Year 

Winner: Dan Hirst from Chadwick Lawrence

 

Trainee Solicitor of the Year  

Winner: Ravi Rathore from GT Stewart Solicitors & Advocates

 

Managing Partner of the Year 

Winner: Matt Pugh from Hagen Wolf

 

Yorkshire Lawyer of the Year 

Winner: Sarah Khan-Bashir from SKB Law

 

Congratulations to all our worthy winners and see you next year at the First Direct Arena for the Yorkshire Legal Awards’ 25th Anniversary 2024!

 


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