The Law Society has opened nominations for Legal Heroes 2024, which will recognise solicitors who have made a positive difference to the lives of others, their local community or society over the last two years.

President of the Society Nick Emmerson said: 'We are excited to be once again celebrating solicitors who are committed to helping people in their local communities and beyond. Solicitors are the backbone of the justice system and our Legal Heroes are people who use their skills, expertise and drive to put the interests of others first, demonstrating the core values which are at the heart of our profession: helping others in need.'


Last year, nominees were chosen for their work in a wide-range of charities and projects, from working to end honour-based violence and female genital mutilation, to supporting those without representation in court or access to legal aid in private family law cases.

One Hero was recognised for their efforts to improve disabled access in the law, while another was integral to a case which protected retired solicitors and public insurance against the closure of the Solicitors Indemnity Fund.

Nominations are open until 28 February. This year’s Heroes will be announced by Nick Emmerson at a Chancery Lane event in September.