LALY Awards 2014

Legal Aid Lawyer Of The Year Awards 2014 – Shortlist Announced

Finalists include solicitor who exposed police spying on protestors:

Press release

Finalist Profiles

Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards 2014 - Nominations open

Nominations for the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards (LALYs) 2014 are now open! Please submit your nominations by 1 April 2014.

Press release

Nomination form

Our Frequently Asked Questions about anything to do with the LALYs are now here:


We are proud to announce our Sponsors for 2014:

Programme Sponsor

Outstanding Achievement

Matrix Legal Aid Link

Matrix Legal Aid Link is delighted to sponsor the LALY Awards. Matrix LAL, an online resource for legal aid professionals to manage cases and share information, was developed in line with Matrix’s commitment to publicly-funded work.

Criminal Defence Lawyer


Accesspoint is about people and personality. We are a Specialist Independent Legal IT solutions provider, supporting enterprises within the Legal services sector with ‘best in class’ knowledge and experience.

Social and Welfare Lawyer


Tikit Ltd, part of BT Group, is one of the largest suppliers of technology solutions to legal aid law firms. We provide fully LAA compliant practice and case management software which enables the lawyers to focus on clients.

Legal Aid Barrister

Irwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell has 100 years of facilitating access to justice and remains committed to publicly funded legal work (including pro bono). They sponsor the Legal Aid Barrister of the Year award.

Legal Aid Firm/ Not-for-profit Agency

The Law Society

The Law Society is the independent professional body, established in 1825, that works globally to support and represent its 160,000 members, promoting the highest professional standards and the rule of law.

Family Legal Aid Lawyer

Family Mediator Lawyer


Resolution is an organisation with over 6,500 members, who are family law professionals - committed to the constructive, non-confrontational resolution of family disputes.

Housing Lawyer

Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) is the professional association for more than 7,500 qualified Chartered Legal Executive lawyers and 12,500 paralegal and other legal practitioners in England and Wales.

Legal Aid Newcomer

Co-operative Legal Services

Committed to legal aid, promoting social justice and protecting the vulnerable in society. We value the contribution made by all lawyers for their hard work, skill and dedication.

Immigration/Asylum Lawyer

DNA Worldwide

DNA Worldwide are specialists for the UK Legal Sector providing accredited DNA, Drug, Alcohol and Forensic Testing Services. Our DNA testing is over twice the accuracy of any other UK lab and is combined with a world leading expert witness team to ensure you have the best support for your client. We are delighted to support the LALYs again this year.

Legal Aid Champion

1 King's Bench Walk

1KBW is a leading chambers specialising in family law. The set is consistently ranked in ‘Band 1’ by both Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 for ‘money’ and ‘children’ work. 1KBW enjoys unrivalled expertise across the full spectrum of family law: financial relief, private and public children law, international abduction and dispute resolution.

Inquests/Actions Against State

Wesleyan for Lawyers

Proud sponsors, Wesleyan for Lawyers, provide bespoke financial advice to Legal Professionals and Firms. Enter our free prize draw on the evening and you could win an Amazon Kindle.

Media Partner

Legal Action Group

Legal Action Group is a national independent charity, which promotes equal access to justice for all members of society who are socially or otherwise disadvantaged. LAG seeks to improve law and practice, the administration of justice and legal services through its programme of publications, training and policy work.


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