Law Society Awards 2021: nominations open
The awards will recongnise the outstanding contribution of individuals, teams and firms across 20 categories
The Law Society Awards 2021 are now open for nominations. There are 20 categories this year, to recognise the outstanding work of individuals, teams and firms in the legal profession. The awards ceremony will be held on 21 May.
Law Society of England and Wales president, I. Stephanie Boyce, highlighted the importance of the awards in the current climate: “After an extraordinary year, it has never been more important to celebrate the outstanding work of our profession.”
“Solicitors play a vital role in times of crisis as people turn to trusted professionals, to explain the law, advise them on their rights and their obligations, and give them some sense of surety.
“They have been there every step of the way helping people, businesses and government to get back on their feet and will continue to deliver these vital services after lockdown lifts.
The awards include several new categories this year: practice promotion, the rule of law, ethical standards, and practice management.
Boyce commented: “We often hear that the rule of law is a fundamental British value – well it is lawyers that ensure this is so, and they must be able to do their job without fear of intimidation.
“We recognise this in our new award which celebrates those who have gone above and beyond during the most challenging of times, demonstrating exceptional efforts to uphold the rule of law.”
She urged firms and individuals to enter, to ensure that members of the profession “get the recognition their outstanding work deserves.”
More details about the award categories can be found at https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/campaigns/excellence-awards/