Our awards

This is one of the benchmarks we use to assess our success. Below is a list of some of the awards that we have received and been nominated for in recent years.

Legal Week Marketing Innovation 2018
We were delighted that our dedicated cohabitation website was awarded the Marketing Innovation Award by legal Week. The website is the first dedicated resource for couples that live together but aren’t married and is part of a campaign to dispel the myth of common law marriage, helping clients to protect their families and finances.



LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards 2018
We are very proud to have won the Best Trainer - National/Large Regional Firm award at the LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards 2018. 

The Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to Work For 2018
We have been recognised as a top 100 employer for the fifteenth year running. Find out more about our success here.

RollOnFriday - Firm of the Year 2018
We are delighted to have been named Firm of the Year by RollOnFriday for 2018. The online site provides news, views and gossip on the legal profession, and is widely read by many employed in the sector.


The Legal 500 – Top Tier law firm
We are delighted to be recognised as a Top Tier firm in 41 practice areas in The Legal 500 in 2016, together with 17 of our lawyers named as “Next Generation Lawyers”, a new category that recognises rising stars.


Chambers UK 2017
We have once again been top rated in the Chambers UK guide. We are ranked band 1 in 24 practice areas.

Investors in People
We are delighted to have been awarded the Gold standard by Investors in people. The assessors were particularly complimentary about the firm’s strategy as “strongly providing direction” and high levels of engagement by staff.



HR in Law Excellence in Employee Engagement Award 2017
We are very proud to have been awarded the Excellence in Employee Engagement Award, which recognise the very best people practices and achievements across the legal sector. Find out more here.


TheJobCrowd Top 100 Company for Graduates to Work For
We have been ranked 49th in the top 100 list of companies for graduates to work for in 2016/17 and ranked second in the law sector category. Find out more here.




LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards 2016
We are very proud to have won the Best Work Placement Scheme award for the seventh time at the LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards 2016.


Yorkshire Legal Awards 2017
Private Client Team 2017 went to our Leeds office.


Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation
We are accredited to the UK Government Cyber Essentials Plus scheme. This evidences that we have robust technical controls to defend against the majority of cyber security threats.

ISO27001:2013 certification
We have been officially certified for ISO 27001, an internationally recognised standard in information security management. This certification highlights that we have adopted best information security practice and are able to demonstrate our ability to appropriately protect our clients’ and our own information.



ISO 9001 accreditation
We have been officially accredited for ISO 9001, an internationally recognised standard in quality management. This accreditation highlights that we have a robust quality and risk management system in place across the firm.