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IT Group Enjoy Glittering Evening at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2015

Posted: 26-Oct-2015 10:00:00
Author: Emily Forrest

On Thursday night, IT Group attended the prestigious Yorkshire Legal Awards at New Dock Hall in Leeds. Organised by Barker Brooks Communications, publishers of Leeds & Yorkshire Lawyer magazine, The Yorkshire Legal Awards brought together the very best of the region's legal community to honour and celebrate its myriad of achievements. 

And what a fantastic night it was! Firstly, our congratulations go out to all of the winners. Secondly, a huge thank you is due to Barker Brooks for organising such a fantastic evening. Not only did we get the opportunity to dress up in our finery and indulge in the excellent hospitality, we also enjoyed an evening of socialising and networking with the elite of the legal community.

A particular highlight was the live band, Hipster, who did a brilliant job of getting everybody on to the dance floor for a boogie. 

Take a look at some of our favourite photos from the night below. 

IT Group partner Tony Sykes and BBC presenter Steph McGovern present the Employment Law Award to Chadwick Lawrence LLP.


We took the selfie competition a little too seriously! Search #YLSelfie on twitter to see more shameless selfies from the night.



As well as honouring excellence in the Yorkshire legal profession, the awards also raised money for charity, with all funds raised from the silent auction on the night donated to Yorkshire Cancer Research.


A full list of the winners is below, including the Employment Law Award which we were proud to sponsor.

Law Firm Award (1 – 10 partners) - Tapestry Compliance LLP

Law Firm Award (11 – 30 partners) - Ramsdens Solicitors LLP      

Law Firm Award (31+ partners) - DLA Piper  

In-House Lawyer Award - Callcredit Information Group

Employment Law - Chadwick Lawrence LLP        

Residential Property Award - Chadwick Lawrence LLP                 

Commercial Property Award - Addleshaw Goddard LLP                               

Dispute Resolution - Irwin Mitchell LLP                       

Rising Star Award - Mark Wilkinson, Shulmans LLP

Private Client Award- Bond Dickinson

Niche Law Firm Award -Unity Law             

Corporate and Commercial Award - Squire Patton Boggs           

Enterprise Award - Simon B. Halliwell, Construction Law Expert Limited         

Family Law Award - Henry Hyams

Chambers of the Year - Parklane Plowden Chambers

Trainee Solicitor Award - Kaira Clarehugh, The Needle Partnership

Managing Partner of the Year - Alison Barnes, Barnes Family Law

Yorkshire Lawyer of the Year - Karen James, Ramsdens Solicitors LLP

President's Award - Robert Smith QC 


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