20% increase in entries for Yorkshire Legal Awards

The 2017 Yorkshire Legal Awards has seen a 20% increase in entries this year.

Organised by Barker Brooks Communications, the awards have received 153 entries for 2017, up from 128 last year.

The Yorkshire Legal Awards bring together the region’s legal community to recognise and celebrate its myriad achievements and is now a key date in the profession’s calendar. It offers professionals in the legal services the chance to come together for a memorable evening of networking, socialising and celebrating. Categories of awards cover everyone from the biggest corporate firms to leading barristers and from senior partners to rising stars.

This year’s awards has once again been judged by a prestigious panel from the Yorkshire legal community, chaired by Marilyn Stowe, the founder and former senior partner of Stowe Family Law.

She was joined by David Barraclough, president of the Yorkshire Union of Law Societies; Natalie Cosgrove, president of Sheffield and District Law Society; Simon Stell the managing partner of LCF Law; Nathalie Stewart, the president of Hull Incorporated Law Society; Gordon Exall from Zenith Chambers; Sarah Cookson the president of Huddersfield and Dewsbury Incorporated Law Society; Bill Barton the president of Leeds Law Society; and Charlotte Parkinson, the chair of the Leeds Junior Lawyers Division.

The shortlist for the awards will be announced shortly.