• February 23, 2024
 British Family Law Awards – Tonight!

British Family Law Awards – Tonight!

The day is finally here, the very first British Family Law Awards is taking place tonight. 

Launched to recognise and celebrate family law practitioners from across the legal spectrum, the awards are hosted at the fabulous Harbour House Hotel in the historic city of Bristol. 200 family law practitioners will join the celebrations and take advantage of the unique format of the evening which provides extensive opportunities for networking.

The evening begins with the awards ceremony with journalist and broadcaster turned Mediator Joanna Gosling leading proceedings; the former BBC news presenter has recently joined Irwin Mitchell as a mediator in the family law team. Attendees then move to a dedicated Networking Reception before the evening dinner and after party.

Commenting on the evening David Opie, Managing Director of Today’s Media the organisers of the awards, said

“Having already established leading publications in residential conveyancing and wills and probate. the Today’s Media journey in family law started with the launch of Today’s Family Lawyer, uniquely positioned as the only daily online news resource dedicated to practitioners across family law. Like our other publications, Today’s Family Lawyer is at the forefront of current affairs and sentiment across the industry. Through its online presence, and weekly newsletter, it delivers editorially independent news, case commentaries, industry insight and regulatory updates to thousands of family lawyers in England and Wales every day.

“It was through this lens that the concept of The British Family Law Awards was developed; a wholly independent event bringing the very best of the family law community together to recognise and celebrate excellence and success. We are delighted to see so many excellent firms on our shortlist and we wish you all the very best of British for this evening’s proceedings.”

As a reminder before the Awards commence later, here is the list of those who have been shortlisted:

The Shortlist for The British Family Law Awards 2024

Family Innovator of the Year

  • OurFamilyWizard
  • SE-Solicitors
  • The Divorce Surgery

Family Mediator of the Year

  • Helen Pittard – 174 Family Law & Mediation Services
  • Edward Cooke – Edward Cooke Family Law
  • Claire Colbert – Family Mediation & Mentoring LLP
  • Sushma Kotecha – Holistic Family Mediation & Coaching
  • Jo O’Sullivan – O’Sullivan Family Law

Excellence in Client Care – Sponsored by Infolegal

  • BSG Solicitors
  • Irwin Mitchell LLP
  • Rowlinsons Solicitors
  • Tayntons Solicitors
  • Venters Solicitors

Innovation in Marketing & Social Strategy

  • In/Fertility in the City
  • OurFamilyWizard
  • Wilson Browne Solicitors

Chambers of the Year

  • 42BR Barristers
  • Deka Chambers
  • KCH Garden Chambers

Boutique Family Law Firm of the Year

  • 174 Family Law & Mediation Services
  • Collective Law Solicitors
  • Edward Cooke Family Law
  • Edwards Family Law
  • Emmersons Solicitors

Legal Supplier of the Year

  • Claire Macklin Divorce Coach
  • OurFamilyWizard
  • Settify

Family Lawyer of the Year

  • Alison Leivesley – Bindmans LLP
  • Aysha Chouhdary – Geldards Solicitors
  • Farzana Naz – Saracens Solicitors
  • Peter Burgess – Burgess Mee Family Law
  • Simon Craddock – Brethertons Solicitors LLP

Family Law Team of the Year

  • Coodes Solicitors LLP
  • Dutton Gregory Solicitors
  • Harrison Clark Rickerbys
  • Hunters Law LLP
  • Taylor Walton Solicitors

“One to Watch” Family Practitioner of the Year

  • Connie Smith – Irwin Mitchell LLP
  • Jessica Leech – Wilson Browne Solicitors
  • Kathryn Cassells – Vaitilingam Kay Solicitors
  • Shreya Kallingal – The Family Law Company
  • Vikkie Chetcuti-Gee – Burgess Mee Family Law

Best Place to Work

  • Barcan+Kirby
  • Brabners
  • Edward Cooke Family Law
  • Rayden Solicitors
  • Rowlinsons Solicitors

Barrister of the Year

  • June Venters KC – Venters Solicitors
  • Mani Singh Basi– 4PB
  • Maria Hancock – Westgate Chambers
  • Sharan Bhachu – 42BR Barristers

Family Law Firm of the Year – Regional

  • Birketts LLP
  • Brabners
  • Emmersons Solicitors
  • Taylor Walton Solicitors
  • Thomson Snell & Passmore

Family Law Firm of the Year – National

  • Burgess Mee Family Law
  • Irwin Mitchell LLP
  • Stowe Family Law
  • Weightmans LLP

Congratulations to all the finalists and good luck tonight! Do keep an eye on our socials for announcements of the winners.

Rebecca Morgan, Editor

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