Winning awards in the legal sector can be such a great boost for your profile – both as a firm and for individuals/projects and practice areas you are particularly looking to highlight and grow.

It may be that you have just collated lots of valuable information for your legal directory entries which you may be able to re-use and repurpose for your awards submissions.

The award ceremonies themselves are a great opportunity to network and embed your brand in your local community, sector, or area of expertise – so even if you don’t win, you win.

In most cases, entering awards is free (there are some with a nominal payment attached or a request for a charity donation), so it is a cost-effective way to build your credibility, gain “independent endorsement”, attract talent, and boost morale.

We have put together the following lists of awards to give you a flavour of what is out there in terms of options along with a guide on when submissions need to be made. Whilst these lists are by no means definitive, they will give you information on some of the great many reputable awards that are out there for the taking! We have put the listings into 3 categories:

  • Mainstream legal awards which are aimed exclusively at law firms/ lawyers
  • Regional legal awards and business awards with professional services/ legal categories
  • Practice area-specific awards


British Legal Technology Awards
Chambers UK Bar Awards
FT Innovative Lawyers Awards
Law Society Excellence Awards
LawWorks Pro Bono Awards
Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards
Legal Business Awards
LexisNexis Legal Awards
LPM’s Practice Excellence Awards
Modern Law Awards
National Paralegal Awards
People in Law Awards
SME News Legal Awards
The ACQ Law Awards
The British Legal Awards
The Butler Trust Awards
The Lawyer Awards
The Legal 500 Awards UK
The Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards (LALYs)
The Legal Week Innovation Awards
The UK Diversity Legal Awards



There are a few law societies that have legal awards. We have also highlighted some more general business/region-specific awards which have a professional services/legal category. There will be many more not listed here – it is worth researching which awards in your local area have a legal/professional advisor category, or simply a “business of the year” category that you’re eligible to submit to.

Brighton and Hove Business Awards (Professional services category)
County Business Clubs (Sussex) Legal Services Category
Dorset Legal Awards
Gatwick Diamond Business Awards (Professional services firm)
Leicestershire Law Society Legal Awards
Liverpool Law Society Legal Awards
Made in Manchester Awards (Lawyer of the year category
South Wales Law Awards
Surrey Business Awards (Professional Services Award)
Surrey Law Society Awards
The Yorkshire Legal Awards
Wales Legal Awards


Legal practice area awards

There are also some practice area-specific awards you can get involved with, covering areas such as family law, conveyancing, commercial property, corporate, private wealth/wealth management.

Insider South East Dealmakers awards
Insider North East Dealmakers awards
Insider Central/East of England Dealmakers awards
Insider South West Dealmakers awards
Estates Gazette EG Awards
The RESI Awards
Insider Yorkshire Property Awards
Insider South West Property Awards
Insider West Midlands Property Awards
Insider North West Residential Property Awards
Insider North West Property Awards
The British Wills and Probate Awards
STEP Private Client Awards
Personal Injury Awards
Modern Law Conveyancing Awards
British Conveyancing Awards
Magic Circle Awards
Family Law Awards
Lawyer Monthly Expert Witness Awards


How can we help you?

We specialise in providing professional services firms support with their award or legal directory entries. So, if you’d like some help deciding which awards to enter, or support to put your entry together, please do email Lara or call her on 01903 530787.

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