Welcome to the Northern Law Awards

Crowne Plaza Newcastle – Stephenson Quarter

Thursday 23rd June 2016


Celebrating the great wealth of legal talent and success within the region, the Northern Law Awards is the law event for all those practising and working in the legal industry in the North of England. Recognising success from across the career span with categories such as Trainee of the Year, Rising Star to Outstanding Achievement the awards give organisations the perfect opportunity to showcase and celebrate the talent of their team, colleagues and friends.


“The 2015 Northern Law Awards was a truly memorable event, showcasing the very best of the region’s legal talent in the magnificent setting of the Biscuit Factory art gallery.  I was delighted to see Swinburne Maddison LLP nominated in two categories and to walk away with the Young Lawyer of the Year award myself.  I see this as a reflection of just how far the team has come in a relatively short space of time and I can’t wait to see where we are by the time the 2016 Awards come around.”

Martyn Tennant

Partner and Head of the Corporate Department, Swinburne Maddison LLP

“We were delighted to have been nominated in four categories for the first ever Northern Law Awards and even more so to be announced winners of Law Firm of the Year, Corporate Commercial Team of the Year and runner-up Property Team of the Year. We thoroughly enjoyed what was a very well organised event.”

Square One Law

“Winning the award for Property Team of the Year has given a real boost to everyone who works in the department. It took a genuine team effort to win the title so everyone has been able to share in the many congratulations we have received from clients, colleagues and contacts. The awards night was very well staged and it was a great evening, topped off by winning the Property Team of the Year Award. We’re now looking forward to next year!”

Lesley Fairclough

Partner, Head of Development, Ward Hadaway

“Winning Law Firm of the Year (1-5 Partners)  in the very first year of the Northern Law Awards is a great achievement for Silk. The competition was very strong and this award is a measure of the dedication and commitment to excellence of the whole team. We had a superb evening and look forward to entering the awards again next year.”

Ian Kennerley

Partner, Silk Family Law