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The Wales Legal Awards 2023, a prestigious, independent awards ceremony that celebrates the success of those teams practising in and providing services to the legal profession in Wales, has released a statement to clarify some ‘confusion’ created by a regional awards programme in Wales.

The statement, published on the Wales Legal Awards website today, reads:

It has come to our attention that the organisers of the (formerly known) South Wales Law Awards have rebranded these awards as the Welsh Law Awards.

It is disappointing that they have taken this step given this has inevitably caused confusion amongst some in the legal sector who have been in touch with us to seek clarification.

Wales Legal Awards has always been about uniting and celebrating the best of the legal profession in Wales and will continue to strive to do so.

For the avoidance of doubt, the Wales Legal Awards is not associated with the Welsh Law Awards.

In view of the fact that The Welsh Law Awards are booked to take place only the week before the Wales Legal Awards, we have taken the decision to move our ceremony date and push our entry process, shortlisting and judging back to the autumn to ensure that our ongoing integrity and uniqueness prevails.

Wales Legal Awards Co-founder Charlotte Leyshon of Lux Family Law, said:

“There is a huge amount of respect in the Welsh legal sector for our awards.

“This year we have some exciting new sponsors and a new category which we will announce when we launch the awards. As Oscar Wilde famously said: ‘Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery’.”

Submissions for 2023

To be the first to receive the submission deadline for the Wales Legal Awards 2023, please contact the team here.

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More information on the judging process, and previous winners and sponsors can be found here.