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Nominations are now closed for the LALY awards 2018

Look out for announcements about the shortlist in early May

This year we have 12 award categories, including a new award to recognise the exceptional work of Practice Managers.  The award categories are:

Many thanks also to media sponsors Legal Action Group and additional sponsors Bidwell Henderson and TV Edwards.

Nominations close on 10 April 2018. The winners will be announced at the ceremony in central London on the evening of 17 July 2018.  Book your tickets here.

* we do not take nominations for this award

** support our crowd funding campaign by visiting our dedicated page

For guidance on making a nomination download our guidance note.

Look out for announcements about the shortlist in early May 2018

Good luck to all those nominated!

Full details of all the winners of the 2017 LALY awards are set out below.

The awards ceremony took place in London on Wednesday, 5 July 2017. The awards were presented by Baroness Doreen Lawrence and recognised the achievements of solicitors, barristers, caseworkers and teams delivering legal aid services.

Photo credits below: Richard Gray, Rugfoot Photography

Last year’s winners were:

Children’s Rights

Solange Valdez-Symonds
Solange Valdez-SymondsPRCBC/MRC

Sponsored by CILEx

Family Public

Sheila Donn
Sheila DonnPhilcox Grey Solicitors

Sponsored by Resolution

Legal Aid Barrister

Philip Rule
Philip RuleNo5 Chambers

Sponsored by The Bar Council

Public Law

Keith Lomax
Keith LomaxMinton Morrill Solicitors

Sponsored by Irwin Mitchell

Social & Welfare

Stuart Luke
Stuart LukeBhatia Best

Sponsored by Tikit

Criminal Defence

Graeme Hydari
Graeme HydariHodge Jones and Allen

Sponsored by DG Legal

Access to Justice through IT

Advicenow
AdvicenowLaw for Life

Immigration & Asylum

Kawek Beheshtizadeh
Kawek BeheshtizadehBarnes, Harrild & Dyer

Sponsored by Accesspoint

Family Private (inc Mediation)

Mary Shaw
Mary ShawDavid Gray Solicitors

Sponsored by Resolution

Legal Aid Firm / NfP Agency

The Community Law Partnership
The Community Law Partnership

Sponsored by The Law Society

Legal Aid Newcomer

Tom Royston
Tom RoystonGarden Court North

Sponsored by Friends of LALY17*

Outstanding Achievement

Sue James
Sue JamesHammersmith & Fulham Law Centre

Sponsored by Matrix

Many thanks to all our award sponsors, without whom the LALYs would not be possible!  Thank you also to our media partner, Legal Action Group, our trophy sponsors, Bidwell Henderson, and our programme sponsors, TV Edwards.

* As we did last year, the Legal Aid Newcomer award has been sponsored by Friends of LALY17

For an overview of the 2016 LALY awards ceremony, with details of the winners and finalists, see here.

For an overview of the 2015 LALY awards ceremony, with details of the winners and finalists, see here.