The Northern Law Awards 2017 took place this year on Thursday 1st June and as expected, was a grand showcase of the outstanding success and achievements of the legal community in the North East.
The event was once again organised by Newcastle based events agency, Echo Events and took place at The Hilton Hotel, Newcastle. It was a true celebration of the talented teams and individuals who have impacted significantly on the community and other individuals alike over the past year. Alfie Joey, BBC Radio presenter and Britain’s Got Talent competitor hosted the evening, providing an all-round positive atmosphere paired with a comedic edge.
The civilised black tie evening began with a three course dinner and drinks, followed by the announcement of the 17 different legal categories and awards ceremony. The awards are aimed at celebrating the great wealth of legal talent and success within the region. NWG Property Solutions were the main partner of the event and various organisations sponsored individual awards in the event.
Holly Dymoke-Marr, Katie Hawke and Fiona Hill hosted a table at the event comprising of 10 and it was an all-round night filled with positivity, achievement and laughs.
The winners of The Northern Law Awards 2017 were:
Team of the Year – Private Client: Hay and Kilner
Team of the Year – Family Law: Beecham Peacock
Trainee of the Year: Kimberley Fryer - Irwin Mitchell LLP
Team of the Year – Corporate/Commercial: Ward Hadaway – Corporate Team
Team of the Year – Litigation & Dispute Resolution: Swinburne Maddison LLP
Team of the Year – Crime/Regulatory: Hay and Kilner
Pro Bono/Community Initiative: Teesside University Law Clinic
Team of the Year – Employment: Ward Hadaway
Law Practice Management Award: Scott Garson – Cartmell Shepherd Ltd
Team of the Year – Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence: Irwin Mitchell LLP
Team of the Year – Property: DAC Beachcroft / Jacksons Law Firm
Rising Star of the Year: Emma Crowther – Irwin Mitchell LLP
Lawyer of the Year: Judith Archibold – Parkdean Resorts
Employer of the Year: TLW Solicitors
Law Firm of the Year – Small 1-5 Partners: Collingwood Legal
Law Firm of the Year – Large 6+ Partners: Swinburne Maddison LLP
Outstanding Achievement Award: Toby Hedworth Q.C – Trinity Chambers