The Legal Cheek Awards 2020

The Legal Cheek Awards 2020, sponsored by BARBRI, takes place on the evening of Thursday 26 March 2020 at The Sunset Room and Amphitheatre of Sea Containers House in central London.

SHORTLISTS

Shortlists are derived from the annual Legal Cheek Trainee and Junior Lawyer Survey of over 2,000 trainees and junior lawyers.

Best law firm for training 2020

Baker McKenzie
Burges Salmon
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Hogan Lovells
Irwin Mitchell
Linklaters
Macfarlanes
Mayer Brown
Mills & Reeve
Osborne Clarke
Squire Patton Boggs
Taylor Wessing
Travers Smith
Womble Bond Dickinson

Best law firm for quality of work 2020

Forsters
Hill Dickinson
Hogan Lovells
Irwin Mitchell
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Macfarlanes
Milbank
Mills & Reeve
Osborne Clarke
Ropes & Gray
Shearman & Sterling
Taylor Wessing
Weil Gotshal & Manges
Wiggin

Best law firm for peer support 2020

Bristows
CMS
Dentons
Eversheds Sutherland
Gowling WLG
Hogan Lovells
Mills & Reeve
Norton Rose Fulbright
RPC
Reed Smith
Shoosmiths
Taylor Wessing
Travers Smith
Wiggin
Womble Bond Dickinson

Best law firm for partner approachability 2020

Addleshaw Goddard
Bristows
Burges Salmon
Clyde & Co
Fletchers
Hill Dickinson
Hogan Lovells
Howard Kennedy
Osborne Clarke
Pinsent Masons
RPC
Shoosmiths
Squire Patton Boggs
Travers Smith
Trowers & Hamlins
Womble Bond Dickinson

Best law firm for work/life balance 2020

Ashfords
Blake Morgan
Bristows
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
DWF Group Plc
Farrer & Co
Forsters
Gateley
Hill Dickinson
Irwin Mitchell
Mills & Reeve

Best law firm for tech 2020

Addleshaw Goddard
Allen & Overy
Bird & Bird
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
CMS
Clifford Chance
DWF Group Plc
Gowling WLG
Orrick
Osborne Clarke
Pinsent Masons
Taylor Wessing
Womble Bond Dickinson

Best law firm for perks 2020

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Dechert
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Hogan Lovells
Kirkland & Ellis
Linklaters
Shearman & Sterling
Skadden
Weil Gotshal & Manges
White & Case

Best law firm office 2020

Ashurst
Burges Salmon
Clifford Chance
Gowling WLG
Kirkland & Ellis
Norton Rose Fulbright
Reed Smith
Ropes & Gray
Taylor Wessing
Vinson & Elkins
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Best law firm canteen 2020

Addleshaw Goddard
Ashurst
Bird & Bird
Burges Salmon
Clyde & Co
Hogan Lovells
Kirkland & Ellis
Linklaters
Mayer Brown
Taylor Wessing

Best law firm for social life 2020

Baker McKenzie
Bird & Bird
Bristows
Burges Salmon
Eversheds Sutherland
Fieldfisher
Fletchers
Herbert Smith Freehills
Pinsent Masons
Travers Smith
Wiggin
Womble Bond Dickinson

Best law firm for international secondments 2020

Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
Dechert
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
HFW
Shearman & Sterling
Sidley Austin
Sullivan & Cromwell
Watson Farley & Williams
White & Case

Best law firm for client secondments 2020

Bristows
Allen & Overy
Squire Patton Boggs
DAC Beachcroft
Mayer Brown
CMS
Shoosmiths
Bird & Bird
RPC
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Weightmans

Most admired law firm 2020

Shortlist to be announced.

The trainee and junior lawyer firm of the year 2020

Shortlist to be announced.

Best use of social media 2020

Shortlist to be announced.

Best Legal Cheek Journal contribution 2020

Presented by LPC Law

Shortlist to be announced.

Best chambers for training 2020

2 Temple Gardens
4 New Square
4 Pump Court
5 Essex Court
Devereux Chambers
Hardwicke
Kings Chambers
Landmark Chambers
Monckton Chambers
Wilberforce Chambers

Best chambers for quality of work 2020

4 Pump Court
5 Essex Court
Blackstone Chambers
Brick Court Chambers
Hailsham Chambers
Hardwicke
Henderson Chambers
Littleton Chambers
Radcliffe Chambers
Serjeants’ Inn Chambers
Serle Court
Wilberforce Chambers

Best chambers for colleague supportiveness 2020

1 Crown Office Row
11KBW
2 Temple Gardens
5 Essex Court
Cornerstone Barristers
Exchange Chambers
Hailsham Chambers
Henderson Chambers
Keating Chambers
Landmark Chambers

Best chambers for facilities 2020

4 New Square
Cornerstone Barristers
Exchange Chambers
Hardwicke
Littleton Chambers
Matrix Chambers
Radcliffe Chambers
Serjeants’ Inn Chambers
Serle Court
Wilberforce Chambers

Best chambers for work/life balance 2020

5 Essex Court
Atkin Chambers
Cornerstone Barristers
Exchange Chambers
Francis Taylor Building
Hailsham Chambers
Littleton Chambers
Matrix Chambers
Radcliffe Chambers

Sponsors

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Tickets

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Schedule

From 6pm

Registration at Sea Containers House reception and lifts to The Sunset Room; Prosecco and canapés reception

From 7pm

Awards presentation by Legal Cheek student campus ambassadors and awards sponsors

From 8pm to 11pm

Further drinks, canapés and networking

Venue

Image of the venue

Sea Containers House, 18 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9RQ

Highlights from last year

Photos from the Legal Cheek Awards 2019, held at the top of London’s iconic Cheesegrater skyscraper.

Posted by Legal Cheek on Thursday, September 5, 2019

About the sponsors

BARBRI

BARBRI is a leader in international legal education. In today’s increasingly globalised word, demand continues to grow for those who understand the workings and complexities of more than one jurisdiction. Governments, corporations, and educational institutions around the world are increasingly fostering global legal education and many of today’s lawyers operate internationally, across legal systems, dealing with transborder transactions and multijurisdictional problems and opportunities. Many attorneys around the world are increasingly turning to BARBRI to gain the necessary credentials to make global practice a reality. As global legal educators, we at BARBRI believe in the importance of training 21st century lawyers for a global legal career. Whether you are a qualified lawyer outside of the U.S. considering sitting a U.S. state bar exam, you are considering sitting the QLTS exams to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales or are looking generally to enhance your legal skills through professional development, BARBRI has a course designed specifically for you.