A chance to recognise the best in the legal business

To the legal community, The Herald Law Awards of Scotland are the most prestigious accolades of their kind and after last year’s absence the awards have returned once again in order to recognise the finest legal professionals in the country.

Entries close on Wednesday, 29 September so there is still time to enter and with 20 categories to choose from, there is an award that’s relevant to every, silk, solicitor, legal firm or in-house legal team.

This year’s event will have both a virtual and physical format, with the results being announced on-line on Thursday, November 18 followed by an awards dinner, which will take place on Thursday, November 25 when the winners will be presented with their trophies.

Meena Bahanda, Head of Legal, Scotland IDEX Consulting, and also one of this year’s judges, said: Idex Consulting are particularly pleased to be supporting the 2021 awards. The Scottish legal sector has shown itself to be one of the most resilient and flexible markets over the last couple of years. What better way to highlight this resilience and celebrate your successes by entering  this years Herald Law Awards of Scotland.

IDEX are sponsoring two awards – Law Firm of the Year and Scottish Independent Law Firm of the Year and in both categories the judges will be looking for evidence of strategic vision, a strong financial performance and a commitment to staff development.

Stirling Park, one of Scotland’s largest firm of Sheriff Office and debt recovery companies, which works closely with the legal profession, is a long-term sponsor of The Herald Law Awards of Scotland.

Ronnie Murison, Director of Sheriff Officer Services at Stirling Park LLP, Messengers-at-Arms and Sheriff Officers said: “We are delighted to partner with the Law Awards this year again, supporting both the Debt Recovery Firm of the Year and Litigation Firm of the Year categories. These categories are directly associated to the sheriff officer world, and we are keen to see high achievers in these fields recognised for their good work and dedication throughout 2021. We would therefore encourage candidates to nominate themselves or their colleagues for any successes in their field this year for evaluation by the Judges.”

Other categories in this year’s awards include Transactions Team of the Year, Criminal Law Firm of the Year, Manager of the Year and Real Estate Team of the Year.

The CSR Award will go to the organisation that can demonstrate an outstanding commitment to supporting good causes, while the Innovation Award will recognise the use of new technology to improve legal practice.

“We are proud to act as a sponsor and supporter of the Herald Law Awards which give a platform to some of the most positive developments across our sector. Following a period of such uncertainty and instability, it is essential now more than ever to recognise excellence in the profession.

The Society has an important role to play in leading on the pursuit of excellence and providing the framework for a vibrant, growing profession. Innovation plays an important part in achieving this and we are delighted to support the Innovation Award which recognises the profession’s ability to continuously evolve and adapt. The award is particularly apt given the huge disruption we have all faced over the past 18 months and the profession has proven itself to be resilient and flexible in developing solutions to ensure continued delivery of much needed legal services.

Scottish solicitors play a vital role for their clients, their communities and civic Scotland as a whole. Our hardworking and talented profession is recognised globally and it is the outstanding work of individuals that give the profession its reputation. We are proud to act as sponsor for the Solicitor of the Year Award to highlight the work of those that go above and beyond for their clients and their businesses, inspiring and motivating us with their achievements.

I look forward to reading the nominations in these categories and learning of the phenomenal work that has been carried out. I urge you to nominate those who deserve recognition by Wednesday 29 September.”.

Once again the judging panel will consist of senior industry figures. The closing date for entries is Wednesday, September 29.

For more information on this year’s categories and how to apply visit www.newsquestscotlandevents.com or contact Stephen Laughlin, Events Manager, on 0141 302 6050/ stephen.laughlin@newsquest.co.uk.

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