Law Society vice-president Lucy Scott-Moncrieff was named best woman solicitor in a legal aid practice at the Association of Women Solicitors (AWS) third annual awards ceremony held in London last week.

She is pictured (centre) with AWS chairwoman Joy Van Cooten (right) and award judge Tilly Rubens (left), a partner at London firm Alan Edwards & Co.

Juliya Arbisman, litigation and arbitration associate at Clifford Chance, won the pro bono award, while Hema Anand, partner at London firm Colman Coyle, ­won the property award.

Employment partner at London firm Archon Law, Corinne Aldridge, accepted the small practice award, with Manchester personal injury sole practitioner Naomi Wilson of NW Law coming highly commended in the same category.

National firm DLA Piper business affairs partner Allison Page won the award for retaining and developing legal talent.