The Herald

Law Awards of Scotland


The Herald Law Awards of Scotland, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, stand as the preeminent legal awards, bringing together the nation’s most influential figures. Since its inception in 2004, the awards have steadfastly showcased the outstanding quality of work undertaken by Scotland’s most esteemed lawyers and law firms. Recognising and honouring excellence, the awards spotlight the best specialist teams, individuals, law firms, and suppliers throughout Scotland. A panel of independent industry experts evaluates and Judge the entries for a fair and impartial awards ceremony.

The 20th anniversary 2024 awards will be launching soon! Contact Sharon Franchetti, Event Manager, to be first on the waitlist for the entry form on or complete our form via the button below.



Thursday, September 5 – 6pm


Friday, November 15, 2024




Marriott Hotel, Glasgow

2023 Winners

High Street Firm of the Year

  • MacPhee & Partners – Winner

Criminal Law Firm of the Year

  • Moir and Sweeney Litigation – Winner

Family and Child Law Team of the Year

  • Macnabs – Winner
  • Family Law Matters Scotland LLP – Highly Commended

Up and Coming Award

  • Ruairidh Morrison, MBM Commercial – Winner

Paralegal of the Year

  • Sharon Connolly, Macnabs – Winner

Rising Star at the Scottish Bar

  • David Welsh, Axiom Advocates – Winner

Solicitor of the Year – sponsored by Law Society of Scotland

  • Andy Sirel, JustRight Scotland – Winner

Litigation Team of the Year – sponsored by Stirling Park

  • Allan McDougall Solicitors – Winner

Debt Recovery Team of the Year – sponsored by Stirling Park

  • Gilson Gray – Winner

Innovation Award – Law Society of Scotland

  • Alegrant – Winner

Corporate Team of the Year – sponsored by IDEX Consulting

  • MBM Commercial – Winner

Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Allan McDougall Solicitors – Winner
  • Ledingham Chalmers Solicitors – Highly Commended

Pro-Bono Award

  • University of Strathclyde Law Clinic – Winner
  • Berlow Rahman Hassan Limited Solicitors and Notaries – Highly Commended

Employment and Pensions Team of the Year

  • Dallas McMillan – Winner

Law Firm of the Year – Scottish Independents – sponsored by IDEX Consulting

  • Thompsons Solicitors – Winner

Outstanding Contribution Award – sponsored by Thomson Reuters

  • Trevor Ormiston – Winner

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Peter Nicholson – Winner

Chairman’s Award

  • Frances McMenamin KC – Winner


We would like to thank our 2024 sponsors for their support.


Sponsorship of the awards is a unique opportunity to become synonymous with the legal sector in Scotland.

If you would like more information on the opportunities available, please contact Sharon Franchetti on 07990 551 065 or