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15 March 2019

Top Midlands legal talent celebrated at the 2019 Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards

All the Winners

The very best of the region’s legal talent was celebrated last night at Birmingham Law Society’s 18th annual Legal Awards event, held this year at the ICC and hosted by acclaimed BBC journalist John Humphrys.

Awards were made to firms and individuals who have displayed exceptional performance over the last 12 months, including in the new category of Excellence in Client Service (for both business and private clients).

The big winners of the evening were Irwin Mitchell LLP, who took the awards in both new client service categories, as well as in the Solicitor of the Year category - won by one of Irwin Mitchell’s personal injury specialists, Chrissie Wolfe.

In addition to the 12 main categories, a special Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Ian Shovlin of Higgs & Sons Solicitors, described by his peers as a “fabulous example of what can be achieved with hard work, ambition, skill and downright decency.”

President of Birmingham Law Society, James Turner, said of the event:
“We are extremely proud to have such a progressive, modern and diverse legal community here in the Midlands. It was no small task to whittle the many excellent nominations we received down to a shortlist, and the rigor with which the subsequent interview process was conducted means that our winners truly represent the crème de la crème of the region’s legal talent.

“The continued success of the Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards is testament to the commitment, hard work and generosity of all those involved in the event. Our sincerest thanks go to our esteemed judging panel, led by Her Honour Frances Kirkham CBE and Tony Rollason, and of course to our sponsors, without whose ongoing support the event would not be possible.”

Complete list of Winners on our website.