Firms get ready for the Law Awards of Scotland

MORE than 400 members of Scotland’s highly respected legal profession are set to gather in Glasgow next week for the 2017 Law Awards of Scotland in association with HR Consultancy.

Comedian and broadcaster Des Clarke will host the at event at The Hilton in Glasgow, on St Andrews day, Thursday November 30.

The awards are organised by The Herald and supported by HR Consultancy, Allied Surveyors, Law Society of Scotland, McKinstry Practice Management and Stirling Park.

The awards celebrate individuals, teams and firms and the range of categories target in-house legal providers, local, national and global law firms, and individuals within the sector.

New categories introduced this year include Trainee of the Year, Junior Solicitor of the Year, Banking and Finance Team of the Year, Advocate of the Year and Silk of the Year. The new awards ensure recognition across the length and breadth of the industry.

Hilary Roberts, chief executive of HR Consultancy said: “The Law Awards of Scotland is a highlight in the legal calendar and we are delighted to be sponsoring the event again this year. We love the opportunity to meet the finalists on the night and – of course – the unveiling of the results. It’s a cliché, but it’s such an achievement even to be nominated. The standard in the room will be so high.”

Ronnie Murison, director of sheriff officer services, Stirling Park, said: I am looking forward to the Law Awards of Scotland event and meeting the finalists on the evening; it is a fantastic showcase for the legal sector and I am sure that everyone attending will have an enjoyable time.

Graham Matthews, president of the Law Society of Scotland, said: “We’re delighted to support the Law Awards again this year and I’m really looking forward to celebrating the very best of our world-class legal profession. Each of the awards highlights some of the outstanding work done by our members from high street firms to multinationals and in-house solicitors, both at home and beyond our borders.”

Graeme McKinstry, chief executive of McKinstry Practice Management, sponsor of the chairman’s special contribution award, said

“This year’s Scottish legal awards on 30th November mark the highlight of the legal calendar when an array of top talent will be recognised for their contributions across the whole spectrum of achievements. I’m especially looking forward with all other guests to the evening which is one not to be missed “

Ian Thompson, managing director for Allied Surveyors Scotland said: “The Legal Profession in Scotland is the envy of the world and Allied Surveyors Scotland are delighted to be participating in this event which recognises those who continue to raise the bar in terms of service, advice, ethics and professionalism.”

The ticket price includes champagne reception, a three course meal and wine, entertainment by Des Clarke, Sticks and Kicks, Stuart Paterson and The Trueloves, access to the awards presentation and networking with a wide scope of individuals and companies associated or within the legal sector.

If you would like to attend the event on Thursday November 30, please contact Kerry Medford, event manager, on 0141 302 7319 or