Nominations have opened for the 10th Law Society Excellence Awards, including Gazette legal personality of the year. The awards are an opportunity for the best and the brightest in the legal profession to be recognised and rewarded by their peers.

Law Society president Jonathan Smithers said: 'The Excellence Awards showcase the brilliant work and dedication to the profession of our members, and is one of the proudest days in the legal calendar. The solicitors’ profession has so many impressive individuals and firms who continue to innovate to deliver outstanding service to their clients and within their organisations.

'This 10th anniversary year is the perfect time to showcase and celebrate the achievements of the profession and the remarkable contributions being made by individual solicitors and firms.'

Nominations are free of charge. The deadline for entries is Friday 3 June.

The awards ceremony takes place at the Hilton Park Lane Hotel, London, on the evening of Thursday 20 October.

Visit the Excellence Awards webpage for more details.