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Winners announced

Winners announced

The LexisNexis Legal Awards were held at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane, Piccadilly on Thursday 15 March 2018.

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Entries for the 2019 awards will open in September. Contact us to keep up to date about the 2019 awards.

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The LexisNexis Legal Awards 2018

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Over 250 leading lawyers gathered to recognise success across the legal sector and mark the bicentenary of LexisNexis at a glittering evening at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane on Thursday 15th March 2018. 

Finalists, sponsors and guests celebrated excellence and innovation, with the awards also shining a spotlight on initiatives to enable access to justice, promote diversity and advance the Rule of Law. 

The evening was expertly hosted by television and radio personality Gyles Brandreth, who presented awards across 16 categories. These included the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, which was accepted on the night by the former President of the Supreme Court, Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury.  

In a break with tradition, members of the legal profession voted online for the Legal Personality of the Year award, with the CEO of Obelisk Support Dana Denis-Smith emerging as the winner. 

The charity partner for the event was the International Law Book Facility which, since it was launched in 2005, has sent over 51,000 textbooks, that have been donated by the UK legal community, to provide much-needed legal research resources to more than 180 not-for-profit organisations in 50 countries around the globe. 

This year’s event was generously sponsored by ABC Chambers Solutions LLP, Bar Squared, Edwin Coe LLP, The Expert Witness Institute, F-LEX and Selborne Chambers. 

LexisNexis would like to congratulate all the winners and shortlisted nominees and thank everyone who submitted a nomination and voted.
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These prestigious awards, presided over by a judging panel of leading figures in the legal world, celebrate the values the legal community embodies, which are prized by the profession and wider community. The 2018 awards ceremony took place at an iconic new home – the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane. This 5 star hotel overlooks Green Park and its Grade II listed ballroom is one of London's finest examples of Art Deco architecture.

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Join us in a celebration of the best of best. The awards provide an excellent opportunity to network with key industry personnel, entertain clients and reward staff at a night to remember.

The LexisNexis Legal Awards offer unique branding and sponsorship opportunities, including extensive pre and post-exposure through advertising and editorial coverage in industry-leading legal publications such as Counsel and New Law Journal, associated products, and, of course, at the exclusive event itself. With distinguished names and organisations in attendance, and a wide range of prestigious short-listed entrants and guests, this is an outstanding event to be associated with.

The 2018 event is now closed. Stay tuned for the 2019 details or contact us if you have any questions.

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Our 2018 Judges

The judges have been carefully selected on the basis of their considerable experience and expertise in relation to their awards category and we are delighted that a number of leading figures from the legal profession and beyond have chosen to become involved with the LexisNexis Legal Awards.

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“Winning was a real endorsement of the work our small team has undertaken to seek to explain the work of the new Supreme Court over the last few years. It was hugely encouraging to be recognised by experienced experts across the legal sector and meant a lot to all of us, and the wider court staff team.”

Ben Wilson
Head of Communications, Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
WINNER OF LEGAL PR / MEDIA COMMS AWARD, 2016

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“We were delighted to win the Award for Business Development. It was a great reward for a lot of hard work and dedication from our whole staff, who were really motivated by this endorsement of what we are doing. The awards dinner itself was a fantastic occasion and I hope we will have other opportunities to take part again in future years.”

Derek Rodgers
Managing Partner, Gardner Leader LLP
WINNER OF AWARD FOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, 2016

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