Shortlist revealed for Manchester Legal Awards 2024

Manchester Legal Awards 2024

Manchester Law Society has announced the shortlist for this year’s Manchester Legal Awards, surpassing last year’s record with a remarkable number of entries.

While Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP leads the pack this year, there’s a huge increase in first-time entrants who have made it to the shortlist.

Eversheds Sutherland has made the shortlist in five categories, including CSR Champions of the Year, Team of the Year – Corporate/Commercial, Team of the Year – Employment, Team of the Year- Litigation, and Law Firm of the Year – large (20+ partners).

Leigh Day and Mills & Reeve are in line for four awards, closely followed by Fieldfisher, Fletchers, Weightmans, Slater Heelis, Brabners, and Tuckers Solicitors who’re in with a chance of winning three awards each.

The full shortlist can be viewed here:

Finalists will face in-person interviews with a panel of judges on May 10th before the winners are revealed at a prestigious black-tie event on Thursday, June 6th at The Midland Hotel.

Fran Eccles-Bech, chief executive of the Manchester Law Society, said: “Once again, we’re astounded by the exceptional quality of the entries we’ve received. This serves as a true testament to the remarkable legal talents within our region.

“Many congratulations to all the individuals, teams, firms and chambers who made it onto the shortlist! And a heartfelt thank you to everyone who submitted entries, even if they didn’t make it this time. Your efforts are genuinely appreciated and contribute to the vibrant legal landscape we celebrate today.

“The upcoming awards provide an opportunity for the Manchester legal community to recognise and celebrate their hard work and outstanding achievements over the past year.

“Let us also take a moment to acknowledge the surge of first-time contenders who have left their mark on the shortlist? It’s fantastic to see fresh faces bringing their A-game to the table. Let’s maintain this momentum for the coming year!

“I look forward to seeing everyone at the Awards Dinner in June as we congratulate and celebrate our thriving legal community in Manchester and beyond.”

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