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.
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