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The Wales Legal Awards 2022 finalists have been announced by the only awards programme that celebrates excellence in the legal sector in Wales.

This year’s awards have seen the highest number of entries since the national awards were established in 2019. The finalists, listed below, span the length and breadth of Wales. The teams and individuals will now be interviewed at the end of the month by the prestigious, independent judging panel, chaired by co-founder of the Wales Legal Awards, Professor Dylan Jones-Evans OBE.

The Wales Legal Awards 2022 finalists are:

Commercial Litigation Team of the Year

  • Acuity Law
  • Redkite Solicitors
  • JCP Solicitors

Employment Team of the Year

  • Acuity Law
  • AltraLaw
  • Darwin Gray LLP
  • Geldards LLP

Family Team of the Year

  • Alun Jones Family Law
  • Hopkins Law
  • RDP Law

Private Client Team of the Year

(Sponsored by SLD Wealth Management)

  • ¬†Geldards LLP
  • Hopkins Law
  • NewLaw Solicitors

Personal Injury Team of the Year

  • Mooneerams Solicitors
  • Redkite Solicitors
  • Slater + Gordon
  • Watkins & Gunn

Public Law Team of the Year

(Sponsored by Howell’s School Llandaff GDST)

  • CJCH Solicitors
  • Duncan Lewis Solicitors
  • Reeds Solicitors
  • Watkins & Gunn

Residential Conveyancing Team of the Year

(Sponsored by inCase)

  • Hopkins Law
  • Redkite Solicitors
  • JCP Solicitors

Real Estate Team of the Year

  • Acuity Law
  • Blake Morgan LLP
  • NWSSP Legal & Risk Services

In-House Team of the Year

  • Admiral Group PLC
  • NWSSP Legal & Risk Services
  • Principality Building Society

Rising Star of the Year

(Sponsored by Grant Stephens Family Law)

  • Adam McGlynn – Acuity Law
  • Hussein Said – LGBTQ+ Clinic Cardiff
  • Sophie Jenkins – Redkite Solicitors
  • Rhiannon Phillips – Reeds Solicitors

Niche Law Firm of the Year

(Sponsored by Stowe Family Law)

  • AltraLaw
  • Mooneerams Solicitors
  • Newfields Law

Law Firm of the Year

  • Acuity Law
  • Agri Advisor
  • Blake Morgan LLP
  • Gamlins Law

Chambers of the Year

  • 9 Park Place
  • 30 Park Place

Innovation in Legal Services Award

(Sponsored by Validient)

  • Acuity Law
  • Admiral Group PLC
  • NewLaw Solicitors
  • FLOWS Wales RCJ Advice

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Award

(Sponsored by the Solicitors Regulation Authority)

  • LGBTQ+ Clinic Cardiff
  • NWSSP Legal & Risk Services
  • Watkins & Gunn

Service Professionals Team of the Year

  • Brightlink Learning Ltd
  • Forensic Resources Ltd
  • ntitle Limited

 

Independent judging panel

The nominations were judged by an expert, independent panel of judges from across the sector, including representatives from The Law Society Gazette, Presidents of regional law societies in Wales, LawTech and innovation experts and the Chief Legal Advisor to the Senedd / Welsh Parliament. The judges will now meet each finalist team or individual in person to determine the winner of each category – announced at the black-tie gala awards ceremony on 20 May 2022.

The judging panel comprises a diverse range of highly experienced and peer-regarded individuals in their field who each offer a unique perspective and point of reference when assessing nominations and interviewing those shortlisted. Previous Wales Legal Awards finalists and winners have said they value the mix of written submissions and in-person interviews as they ensure the winners are considered with the highest authority and that care and objective discussion has been invested in the process. Click here to view this year’ judges.

Book now

The Wales Legal Awards 2022 awards ceremony will be the first and largest national event for the legal sector in Wales to be hosted post-pandemic. Tickets are selling out for the black tie gala evening to be held on Friday 20th May 2022 at the Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel.

The awards will be hosted by journalist and presenter, Sian Lloyd, and will help raise funds for brain injury charity, Head for Change.

To book your table of 10 or half tables of 5, click here.

 

 

 

 

Emma Waddingham

Emma Waddingham

Editor, Legal News

Emma Waddingham is the Editor & Founder of Legal News. She is a seasoned legal editor and journalist and experienced marketing & events consultant, working almost exclusively with the UK legal sector.