Law firm shortlists — Legal Cheek Awards 2019

The Legal Cheek Awards 2019 is sponsored by BARBRI. For more information beyond the shortlists please see the Awards homepage.

Best law firm for training 2019

Ashurst
Bristows
Burges Salmon
Clifford Chance
Hogan Lovells
Linklaters
Macfarlanes
Mayer Brown
Norton Rose Fulbright
Osborne Clarke
Pinsent Masons
Taylor Wessing
Travers Smith
Walker Morris

The best law firms for training 2019

Best law firm for quality of work 2019

Bristows
Farrer & Co
Fladgate
Foot Anstey
Gowling WLG
Kirkland & Ellis
Macfarlanes
Milbank
Mills & Reeve
Osborne Clarke
Ropes & Gray
Shearman & Sterling
Taylor Wessing
Travers Smith
Walker Morris

The best law firms for quality of work 2019

Best law firm for peer support 2019

Baker McKenzie
Bristows
Burges Salmon
Farrer & Co
Herbert Smith Freehills
Hogan Lovells
Irwin Mitchell
Linklaters
Mayer Brown
Osborne Clarke
Pinsent Masons
PwC
Simmons & Simmons
Taylor Wessing
White & Case

Best law firm for partner approachability 2019

Presented by Carter Corson

Bird & Bird
Bristows
Clyde & Co
DAC Beachcroft
Eversheds Sutherland
Gowling WLG
Osborne Clarke
RPC
Ropes & Gray
Shoosmiths
Squire Patton Boggs
TLT
Taylor Wessing
Travers Smith
Womble Bond Dickinson

The law firms with the nicest partners in Britain 2019

Best law firm for work/life balance 2019

Presented by LawCare

Ashfords
BLM
Blake Morgan
Browne Jacobson
DWF
Fieldfisher
Forsters
Irwin Mitchell
Mills & Reeve
Royds Withy King

Best law firm for tech 2019

Presented by STEM Future Lawyers

Addleshaw Goddard
Allen & Overy
Bird & Bird
Bristows
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
CMS
DWF
Gowling WLG
Osborne Clarke
Pinsent Masons
Taylor Wessing

The best law firms for tech 2019

Best law firm for perks 2019

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Hogan Lovells
Kirkland & Ellis
Linklaters
Milbank
Ropes & Gray
Skadden
White & Case

The law firms with the best perks 2019

Most impressive law firm office 2019

Allen & Overy
Bird & Bird
Burges Salmon
Clifford Chance
Gowling WLG
Kirkland & Ellis
Norton Rose Fulbright
Reed Smith
Ropes & Gray
Taylor Wessing

The most impressive law firm offices 2019

Best law firm canteen 2019

Addleshaw Goddard
Bird & Bird
Burges Salmon
Clyde & Co
Gowling WLG
Jones Day
K&L Gates
Kirkland & Ellis
Linklaters
Taylor Wessing

The law firm canteens dishing up the most delectable cuisines 2019

Best law firm for social life 2019

Bristows
Browne Jacobson
Burges Salmon
Charles Russell Speechlys
K&L Gates
RPC
Taylor Wessing
Travers Smith
Walker Morris
Wedlake Bell

The law firms with the best social life 2019

Best law firm for international secondments 2019

Presented by HBW Consulting

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Debevoise & Plimpton
Dechert
HFW
Shearman & Sterling
Skadden
Stephenson Harwood
Watson Farley & Williams
White & Case

Best law firm for client secondments 2019

Baker McKenzie
Bird & Bird
Bristows
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Mayer Brown
Reed Smith
RPC
Squire Patton Boggs
Walker Morris
Weightmans

Most admired law firm 2019

Allen & Overy
Bird & Bird
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Herbert Smith Freehills
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Mishcon de Reya
Linklaters
Osborne Clarke
Slaughter and May

The trainee and junior lawyer firm of the year 2019

Presented by BARBRI

To be announced

Best use of social media 2019

YouTuber Angeliculture
Vlogger Chrissie Wolf (Law and Broader) and Irwin Mitchell
5 Essex Court’s Instagram account
Linklaters and Eve Cornwell’s collab video
The Bar Council’s ‘#iamthebar’ Twitter campaign
Blogger Rosie Watterson (Apply.Shine.Win) and Herbert Smith Freehills
Shoosmiths’ Facebook Livestreams
The Secret Barrister
The UK Supreme Court’s Instagram
Shearman & Sterling’s video series, ‘Whiteboard Wednesday’

The winner of this category will be decided by an independent judging panel made up of Robert Rinder, aka Judge Rinder (an English criminal law barrister and television personality), Rosie Williams (solicitor, former Love Island contestant and social media influencer) and Esther Webber (reporter for The Times).

Best Legal Cheek Journal contribution 2019

Presented by LPC Law

‘Revenge porn: Love Island and the law’ by Max Aitchison
‘Why our employment laws need some serious attention’ by Fraser Collingham
‘The coming of the age of AI in the law’ by Soh Kian Peng
‘Consensual sadomasochism is private sex — not violence’ by Gina Heung Lai Yin
‘Should there be criminal liability for corporations?’ by Rodney Dzwairo
‘What does artificial intelligence look like?’ by Nishant Prasad
‘Should law firms be able to float?’ by Clive Wong
‘Should sex offenders have access to the internet?’ by Maro Polykarpou
‘Black Lives Matter: How to fix a failing criminal justice system?’ By Eeman Talha
‘Owens v Owens: Has the time finally come for a ‘no-fault divorce’ system?’ By Thomas McGrath

The winner of this category will be decided by an independent judging panel made up of Joshua Rozenberg (legal affairs commentator and honorary QC), Jonathan Ames (The Times journalist), and Charlotte Proudman (academic, activist and human rights barrister at Goldsmith Chambers).

For more information beyond the shortlists please see the Awards homepage.