Winners at the 2018 Law Awards

Hilary Roberts

For the third year in a row, HRC Recruitment were proud headline sponsors of the Newsquest Law Awards last night. Taking place in the Hilton Hotel, it was the chance to celebrate the very brightest and best of the Scottish market.

It was exciting to hear so many success stories; stories about growth, innovation, personal and professional development. It was clear – from the shortlists and the eventual winners – that the standard of service on offer in the Legal market is second to none in Scotland.

Thanks to everyone who came along – particularly those who joined us on our tables – and well done to all of the nominees and, of course, the winners.

Here is a rundown of all of last night’s success stories.

Law Firm of the Year

Winner – MBM Commercial LLP

Criminal Law Firm of the Year

Winner – Adams Whyte, Criminal Defence Lawyers

Family Law Firm of the Year

Winner – Patience and Buchan

Solicitor of the Year

Winner – Aamer Anwar – Aamer Anwar & Co., Solicitors & Notaries

Commendation – Ian Moir – Ian Moir & Company

Silk of the Year

Winners – Aidan O’Neill QC & John Scott QC

Innovation Award

Winner – Brodies LLP

High Street Firm of the Year

Winner – Allan McDougall McQueen LLP

Commendation – McClure Solicitors

Litigation Team of the Year

Winner – Allan McDougall Solicitors

Commendation – Halliday Campbell

CSR Award

Winner – CMS

Commendation – Scottish Ethnic Minorities Lawyers Association (SEMLA)

Junior Solicitor of the Year

Winner – Rebecca Barrass – MacRoberts LLP

Commendation – Musab Hemsi – Ellis Whittam

In-House Lawyer of the Year

Winner – Kenny Robertson RBS

Pro Bono Award

Winner – Glasgow Caledonian University Law Clinic

Commendations – University of Strathclyde Law Clinic & the Edinburgh University Free Legal Advice Centre

Banking & Finance Team of the Year

Winner – Shepherd and Wedderburn

Debt Recovery Team of the Year

Winner – Shoosmiths LLP

Corporate Team of the Year

Winner – Macdonald Henderson Limited

International Firm of the Year

Winner – Clyde & Co

General Counsel of the Year

Winner – Carolyn Jameson – Skyscanner Limited

Private Client Team of the Year

Winner – Innes & Mackay

Outstanding Contribution Award

Winner – Bill Drummond – Brodies LLP

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