The Herald

Law Awards of Scotland


The Herald Law Awards for Scotland have been shining a spotlight on the excellent quality of work being undertaken by Scotland’s most respected lawyers and law firms for 19 years. The event brought together the country’s most influential figures at the leading legal event in Scotland. With a broad range of categories, including new and updated categories for 2023, these awards ensured that the best, individuals, law firms and suppliers across Scotland were recognised and rewarded.

The Herald Law Awards for Scotland 2023 event has now passed. Please contact us should you have any questions about out 2024 awards.



Wednesday, September 27 – 6pm


Wednesday, November 15




DoubleTree by Hilton, Glasgow Central

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 sponsors for their support.


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