Manchester Legal Awards, 1 March 2018

by Rachel Darlington on 02 March 2018
Manchester Legal Awards, 1 March 2018

Rachel Darlington, Jamie Chinnock and Lauren Roberts from G2 Legal attended the annual Manchester Legal Awards, which took place on Thursday 1st March 2018 at The Midland Hotel, Manchester.


This was the ninth year of these awards which are the highlight of the legal social calendar, celebrating legal talent across the North West. The awards are organised by the Manchester Law Society and in particular Fran Eccles-Bech and her team who work incredibly hard to produce such an amazing night.


Following a champagne reception, we sat down to enjoy a 3 course dinner whilst the awards took place.


It certainly was a fun night and it was great to see our clients honoured in these awards (see below for full list of winners on the night).


G2 Legal see it as a great privilege to be able to support our clients in the legal market in the North West and to be part of this fantastic night.


We are already looking forward to 2019 and the tenth awards! #MLA2018.


Manchester Legal Awards 2018 winners are:


A total of 20 awards were awarded on the night.


Trainee/Paralegal of the Year Award

Shez Anjum, JMW Solicitors LLP


Solicitor of the Year Award

Zak Golombeck, Slater and Gordon Lawyers


Pro Bono/Community Initiative Award

University of Manchester Legal Advice Centre Network


Law Firm Innovation Award

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer


Corporate/Commercial - Team of the Year Award

Eversheds Sutherland


Crime - Team of the Year Award

Morton’s Solicitors Limited


Employment - Team of the Year Award



Family - Team of the Year Award

Hall Brown Family Law


Litigation - Team of the Year Award



Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence - Team of the Year Award

JMW Solicitors LLP


Private Client - Team of the Year Award

Slater and Gordon Lawyers


Property - Team of the Year Award

Eversheds Sutherland


Regulatory - Team of the Year Award

Mills & Reeve


Barrister of the Year Award

Mary O’Rourke QC, Deans Court Chambers


Barristers’ Chambers of the Year Award

Deans Court Chambers


Partner of the Year Award

Geraldine Ryan, Hill Dickinson LLP


Law Firm of the Year - Small (1-5 partners nationally) Award

Bromleys Solicitors LLP


Law Firm of the Year - Medium (6-20 partners nationally) Award

Myerson Solicitors LLP


Law Firm of the Year - Large (20+ partners nationally) Award

Eversheds Sutherland


Lifetime Achievement Award

Anthony Lyons, Kuits


Please get in touch with 0161 207 2000, if you would like further details of networking events G2 Legal are involved in, or we can assist your law firm with.  


About the author

Rachel has both practiced as a lawyer and as a recruiter in the North for many years. She recruits commercial lawyers at all levels, from NQ to Partner, across a wide range of commercial disciplines in Manchester.

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