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Congratulations to all the winners of the 15th Manchester Legal Awards 2024!

We’ll be back next year for more special celebrations.


See the full list of winners below.

Welcome to the Manchester Legal Awards

Now firmly established on the legal calendar, the Awards recognise and reward the wide range of skills and talent of the brightest legal minds in the north west.

Launched by the Manchester Law Society in 2010, the awards celebrate the best legal talent from across the region. Categories cover all areas of law with organisation, team and individual awards.

We’ll return next year for another highly anticipated black-tie dinner and celebrations, where we’ll enjoy more special moments together.

Charity partner

Love MCR Charity – Charity Partner

Media partner

The Business Desk

Event host

Manchester Law Society

Marketing partner


Congratulations to this year’s winners!

CSR Champions of the Year

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Health & Wellbeing Champions of the Year

Fletchers Solicitors

Trainee/Paralegal/Apprentice of the Year

Martha Odysseos, Olliers Solicitors

Solicitor of the Year

Ryan Bradshaw, Leigh Day

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Champions of the Year

Brabners LLP

Team of the Year – Corporate/Commercial

Pannone Corporate

Team of the Year – Crime

Olliers Solicitors

Team of the Year – Employment

Myerson Solicitors

Team of the Year – Family

McAlister Family Law

Team of the Year – Litigation

Addleshaw Goddard LLP

Team of the Year – PI/Clinical Negligence

Fletchers Solicitors

Team of the Year – Private Client

Weightmans LLP

Team of the Year – Property

Fieldfisher LLP

Team of the Year – Regulatory

Kuits Solicitors

Barrister/KC of the Year

Sophie Cartwright KC, Deans Court Chambers

Partner of the Year

Ruth Hetherington, McAlister Family Law

Barristers’ Chambers of the Year

23ES (23 Essex Street)

Law Firm of the Year – small (1-5 partners)


Law Firm of the Year – medium (5-20 partners)

Hall Brown Family Law

Law Firm of the Year – large (20+ partners)

Weightmans LLP

Lifetime Achievement Award

Hugh Potter

Meet the judges

We’ve selected a panel of highly successful and well respected individuals from the business, legal and academic community across the North West.