The names of the brightest and best from the solicitor profession were today unveiled by the Law Society in its 12th annual Excellence Awards. The awards recognise the commitment, enthusiasm and passion that solicitors dedicate to serving their clients, and - in the process - underpin our world-renowned legal system.

Excellence Awards marketing team at London Legal Walk

Excellence Awards marketing team at London Legal Walk

Law Society president Christina Blacklaws said: 'There are more than 9,000 firms and 140,000 solicitors in England and Wales and to be shortlisted for an Excellence Award is to be recognised as being among the best of the best.

'All the firms and solicitors who are shortlisted should be congratulated for the work they do day-in day-out to support their clients, many of whom are navigating complex and challenging legal problems. At a time of immense pressure on the justice system, the incredible work being done by solicitors across the country should be applauded.’

Visit the full shortlist.

The awards will be presented at a glittering ceremony at Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London, on 17 October. Discounted tickets are available for sole practitioners, small firms, legal aid firms, charities and not-for-profit organisations.