The Law Society Excellence Awards 2017 – the winners!

Congratulations to all who took part in the Law Society Excellence Awards 2017, proudly sponsored by Eclipse. The event took place on the 19th October at the Hilton Park Lane Hotel, London.

The prestigious awards which bring the best and brightest in the legal profession together celebrate and reward outstanding contributions being made by solicitors, teams and organisations across England and Wales.

The glittering ceremony which saw hundreds in attendance was hosted by BBC News presenter Mishal Husain.

The Excellence in Technology Award was presented to the winners Dentons by Tracy Blencowe (pictured), Business Solutions Director at Eclipse.


The full list of winners as chosen by a panel of high profile judges can be seen below:

    • Junior Lawyer of the Year
      Ahmed Aydeed, Duncan Lewis Solicitors
    • Woman Lawyer of the Year
      Sue Millar, Stephenson Harwood LLP
    • Solicitor Advocate of the Year
      Vicky Preece, IBB Solicitors
    • Solicitor of the Year – In-house
      Swati Paul, London Luton Airport Operations Limited
    • Solicitor of the Year – Private Practice
      Zoe Gascoyne, Quinn Melville
    • Human Rights Lawyer of the Year
      Tobias Garnett, P24 – Platform for Independent Journalism
    • The Law Society Gazette Legal Personality of the Year
      David Greene, Edwin Coe LLP
    • Excellence in Pro Bono
      Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
    • Excellence in Client Service
    • Excellence in Marketing and Communications
      Setfords Solicitors
    • Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion
      Slaughter and May
    • Excellence in Learning and Development
      Sternberg Reed
    • Excellence in International Legal Services
    • Excellence in Business Development
      Paradigm Family Law
    • Excellence in Private Client Practice
      Wollen Michelmore LLP
    • Excellence in Technology
    • Excellence In-house
    • Excellence in Conveyancing Practice
      EMG Solicitors Ltd
    • Excellence in Law Management
      Excello Law