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Family Law Awards 2017 shortlist announced

Date:4 SEP 2017
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LexisNexis is delighted to announce the shortlist of nominees for the Family Law Awards 2017.

The 7th annual awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, 29 November at the Ballroom South Bank, one of the most exclusive event venues in London. Tickets and tables for the evening can be booked here.

Below is a list of all the shortlisted nominees.

Of the 19 awards, three are open to the family law community to vote for. Ensure you place your vote before midday Friday 20 October 2017.

The Pro Bono Award winner (decided by the trustees of the National Pro Bono Centre) and the winner of Outstanding Contribution award will be announced on the night. There are no shortlists for these categories. The remaining award winners are selected by the judging panel.

LexisNexis would like to congratulate all the shortlisted nominees and thank everyone who submitted a nomination. Thank you also to the judges who were tasked with the difficult job of drawing up the shortlist.

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The shortlisted nominees are (in alphabetical order): 

Cornwell Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Family Law (Sponsored by 4PB)

To be announced 

Family Law Associate Solicitor of the Year (Sponsored by 1 Garden Court)

Sarra Gravestock, Biscoes Law Ltd
Gemma Kelsey, Brethertons LLP
David Lister, Irwin Mitchell LLP
Colin Rogerson, Dawson Cornwell

Family Law Chambers of the Year – London

4 Paper Buildings
36 Family
Harcourt Chambers

Family Law Chambers of the Year – Regional

30 Park Place Chambers, Cardiff
No 5 Chambers, Birmingham
One Crown Office Row Chambers, Brighton
Park Square Barristers Chambers, Leeds

Family Law Chartered Legal Executive or Paralegal of the Year (Community vote)

Shelley De'Worringham, Family Executive, Mander Hadley Ltd
Kerri Gregory, Family Law Paralegal, Field Overell LLP
Victoria Poole, Chartered Legal Executive, Susan Howarth & Company
Hollie Styles, Associate of CILEX, Thursfields

Family Law Clerking Team of the Year (Community vote

30 Park Place Chambers
36 Family
Coram Chambers
Harcourt Chambers

Family Law Commentator of the Year (Community vote) (Sponsored by One Crown Office Row)

Maud Davis, TV Edwards Solicitors LLP
Joanne Edwards, Forsters
Andrew Newbury, Hall Brown
The Transparency Project

Family Law Firm of the Year – London (Sponsored by Brewin Dolphin)

Anthony Gold
Duncan Lewis Solicitors
Mishcon de Reya

Family Law Firm of the Year – Midlands (Sponsored by Goldsmith Chambers)

FM Family Law
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors
Thursfields Solicitors
Woolley & Co Solicitors 

Family Law Firm of the Year – North

Hall Brown
MSB Solicitors
Paul Crowley & Co Solicitors
Switalskis Solicitors 

Family Law Firm of the Year – South (Sponsored by DNA Legal)

Biscoes Solicitors
KGW Family Law
Rayden Solicitors
Stephens Scown 

Family Law Firm of the Year – Wales 

Gamlins Solicitors
Grant Stephens Family Law
Hugh James
Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice

Family Law Junior Barrister of the Year

Katherine Dunseath, 3 Paper Buildings
Sarah Phipps, QEB
Katy Rensten, Coram Chambers
Jacqueline Renton, 4 Paper Buildings

Family Law Partner of the Year (Sponsored by Smith & Williamson)

Sandra Davis, Mishcon de Reya
Anne-Marie Hutchinson OBE, QC (Hon), Dawson Cornwell
Katherine Rayden, Rayden Solicitors
Peter Watson-Lee, Williams Thompson Solicitors

Family Law Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year

To be announced 

Family Law QC of the Year

Janet Bazley QC, 1 Garden Court
Ruth Henke QC, 30 Park Place Chambers
William Tyler QC, 36 Family
David Williams QC, 4 Paper Buildings

Family Law Young Barrister of the Year

Hannah Jones, 36 Family
Indu Kumar, 4 Paper Buildings
Sam Littlejohns, 1 Hare Court
Thomas Wilson, 1 Garden Court 

Family Law Young Solicitor of the Year (Sponsored by Harcourt Chambers)

Joanna Green, London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Lucy Hoare, Hecht Montgomery Solicitors
James Netto, Dawson Cornwell
Elizabeth Simos, Hanne & Co Solicitors

International Family Lawyer of the Year

Daniel Eames, Clarke Willmott LLP
Dr Rob George, Harcourt Chambers
Byron James, Expatriate Law
Henry Setright QC, 4 Paper Buildings