Osborne Clarke and Baker McKenzie each bag brace as Burges Salmon scoops overall award and Slaughter and May wins ‘Most Admired’
Yesterday evening the big hitters from the world of City law gathered in London for the Legal Cheek Awards, sponsored by BARBRI International.
In the glamorous surrounds of The Executive Suite at 33 Finsbury Square, over 150 attendees were treated to a video depicting a typical day in the lives of Legal Cheek editors Tom Connelly and Katie King, featuring special messages from Judge Rinder and Joshua Rozenberg, before Legal Cheek founder Alex Aldridge took to the stage to present the prizes.
The winners were announced by Legal Cheek’s campus ambassadors, with guest appearances from members of our independent judging panels and editorial team.
The Trainee and Junior Lawyer Firm of the Year 2017: Burges Salmon
Most Admired Law Firm 2017: Slaughter and May
INDIVIDUAL FIRM CATEGORIES
Best Law Firm for Training 2017: Osborne Clarke
Best Law Firm for Quality of Work 2017: Trowers & Hamlins
Best Law Firm for Peer Support 2017: Baker McKenzie
Best Law Firm for Partner Approachability 2017: Osborne Clarke
Best Law Firm for Work/Life Balance 2017: Bristows
Best Law Firm for International Secondments 2017: White & Case
Best Law Firm for Perks 2017: Clifford Chance
Most Impressive Law Firm Office 2017: Kirkland & Ellis
Best Law Firm Canteen 2017: Linklaters
Best Law Firm for Social Life 2017: Baker McKenzie
Best Use of Social Media 2017: Coleen Mensa’s Legal Diaries
Highly commended: Life in a Law Firm, Emoticon Case Law, Hogan Lovells’ collaboration with Aspiring Solicitors, The Cambridge Bubble, Client stories by Fletchers, Joshua Rozenberg’s Facebook page, Tunde Okewale and Urban Lawyers, ULaw’s Pupillage Interviews Uncovered, Katherine Baker’s YouTube channel
Best Commercial Awareness Blog 2017: RPC’s Trainees Take on Business Blog
Highly commended: Freshfields’ Digital Blog, Clyde & Co’s Insurance Hub, Cleary Gottlieb’s M&A and Corporate Governance Watch Blog, Pinsent Masons’ Outlaw Blog, Ashurst’s Finance Hub, The BPP Law and Business Blogs, LexisNexis’ Future of Law Blog, Bond Dickinson’s Fintech Hub, Fieldfisher’s SnIPpets IP blog
Best Legal Cheek Journal Contribution 2017: Alex Shattock, Cambridge University
Highly commended: Tom English, Swansea University, Ali Farooq, Leeds Beckett University, John-Mark Tawadrous, Southampton Solent University, Alex Bedford, University of Law, Kristyna Muhlfeitova, LSE, Peter Baker, Aberystwyth University, Michael Walker, Cambridge University, Dalia Damanhouri, SOAS, Joel Wish, Exeter University