On Thursday 10th November 2022, 400 members of the legal profession from the Liverpool City Region gathered together for Liverpool Law Society’s glittering black-tie Annual Dinner and Legal Awards held at the Rum Warehouse in Liverpool. The event brought together the region’s legal sector to celebrate the successes of the profession, along with the President’s civic guests, presidents of other professional bodies including other local law societies and others.
During the evening, the Legal Awards ceremony was held, which showcased the strength and excellence of legal work undertaken by firms and individuals in the area. The President of the Society, Steven Zdolyny, said “Congratulations to all our award winners and shortlisted nominees. We are extremely proud to come together as a local legal community to celebrate the successes of some of the best talent the legal profession has to offer.”
And the winners of Liverpool Law Society’s 2022 Legal Awards are:
- Law Firm Award (100+ employees) – Morecrofts Solicitors
- Law Firm Award (1-99 employees)- Astraea Linskills
- Outstanding Team Award (Litigation) – Provenio Litigation
- Outstanding Team Award (Non-Contentious) – In-House Legal Solutions
- Outstanding Lawyer Award – Paul Lunt from Brabners
- Highly Commended in the Outstanding Lawyer Award was Rachel Stalker from the Legal Advice Centre at Liverpool John Moores University
- Rising Star Award – Bella Tait from Unit Chambers
Earlier on, members heard from guest speaker the Right Hon Lord Burrows, Justice of the Supreme Court, who was educated in Knowsley, and who gave a fascinating speech about his career in the law. The speech was full of funny anecdotes, and it was good to hear that he hadn’t lost his homegrown accent. Lord Burrows has not only had an exceptional legal career, but showed that his Merseyside roots are still very close to his heart, with his choice of charity at the Dinner.
There was a collection for the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital charity, a charity that provides additional family facilities and supports research for all those affected by heart and lung disease. The hospital does incredible work treating 115,000 people every year. The amount raised at the Society’s Dinner will be announced soon.
The thanks of the Society go to the sponsors of the evening Advanced, Frenkel Topping Group, Index PI, Konsileo, Landmark Information and the University of Law.