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 Claims Awards
British Legal Technology Awards
Chambers UK Bar Awards
LawWorks and Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards
Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards
Legal Business Awards
Legal Cheek Awards
Legal Innovation Awards
LexisNexis Legal Awards
Modern Law Awards
National Paralegal Awards
People in Law Awards
SME News Legal Awards
Student Law Society Awards
The ACQ Law Awards
The Butler Trust Awards
The Lawyer Awards
The Legal 500 Awards UK
UK Business Tech Awards
UK Tech Awards
Women In Law Awards
Women, Influence & Power in Law UK 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.

Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards
Brighton and Hove Business Awards (Professional services category)
Cambridgeshire Law Society Legal Excellence Awards
County Business Clubs (Sussex) Legal Services Category
Devon & Somerset Law Society Legal Awards
Dorset Legal Awards
Gatwick Diamond Business Awards (Professional services firm)
Kent Law Society Awards
Leicestershire Law Society Legal Awards
Liverpool Law Society Legal Awards
Made in Manchester Awards (Lawyer of the year category
Manchester Legal Awards
Nottinghamshire Law Society Annual Awards
Scottish Legal Awards
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, and private wealth/wealth management.

British Conveyancing Awards
British Family Law Awards
British Wills & Probate Awards
ESTAS Conveyancing Awards
Estates Gazette EG Awards
Family Law Awards
Insider Central/East of England Dealmakers awards
Insider North East Dealmakers awards
Insider North West Property Awards
Insider North West Residential Property Awards
Insider South East Dealmakers awards
Insider South West Dealmakers awards
Insider South West Property Awards
Insider West Midlands Property Awards
Insider Yorkshire Property Awards
Lawyer Monthly Expert Witness Awards
Magic Circle Awards
Modern Law Conveyancing Awards
Personal Injury Awards
STEP Private Client Awards
The British Wills and Probate Awards
The Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards (LALYs)
The RESI Awards
UK Probate Research 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.

Editors Note: This article was originally posted in 2021 and has been updated for comprehensiveness.

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