Family Law Awards 2019

Tonight, 27th November 2019, saw the Family Law Awards take place at the prestigious Ballroom South Bank in central London.

It was a night for hundreds of family law professionals to network and celebrate the ‘important work of family lawyers and celebrate their many successes and outstanding achievements.’

This year’s winners were chosen by a judging panel made up of the heads of Resolution, Association of Lawyers for Children, the Family Law Bar Association alongside Family Law editors.

The winers

This year’s winners were:

Cornwell Award for Outstanding Contribution to Family Law – Nigel Shepherd of Mills & Reeves Family Law

Associate Solicitor of the Year – Rose-Marie Drury of Mills & Reeve

Family Law Chambers of the Year (London) – Coram Chambers

Family Law Chambers of the Year (Regional) – St John’s Buildings

Family Law Chartered Legal Executive of the Year – Linsey McDonald of Switalskis Solicitors

Family Law Clerking Team of the Year – St John’s Buildings

Family Law Commentator of the Year – Laura Naser of Pennington Maches Cooper

Family Law Dispute Resolution Team of the Year – Reunite International Child Abduction Centre

Family Law Firm of the Year (London) – Farrer & Co

Family Law Firm of the Year (Midlands and Wales) – Shoosmiths

Family Law Firm of the Year (North) – Hall Brown

Family Law Family Law Firm of the Year (South) – Stephens Scown

Family Law Innovation of the Year – The Divorce Surgery

Family Law Junior Barrister of the Year – Barbara Mills of 4PB

Family Law Partner of the Year – David Allison at Family Law of Partnership

Family Law QC of the Year – Charles Geekie QC of 1GC Family Law

Family Law Young Barrister of the Year – Julia Queen of Coram Chambers

Family Law Young Solicitor of the Year – Kara Swift of Family Law in Partnership

International Family Lawyer of the Year – Eleri Jones of 1GC Family Law

Speaking to Today’s Family Lawyer at the event, Andy Barton from Stephens Scown, winner of the Family Law Firm of the Year (South) told us:

“We are absolutely ecstatic to win the award for Family Law Firm of the Year – South. It’s an amazing recognition for the team. Brilliant!”

Katie Phillips from Brethertons said;

“It was a lovely awards do, with some well deserving winners. The opera interlude was an unexpected delight!”

Congratulations to all the winners and the finalists!

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