The 2024 edition of the national independent awards programme for the Scottish legal industry has been officially launched, reaffirming its commitment to honouring outstanding accomplishments in Scottish law. This year's awards, sponsored for the second consecutive year by 123 Medical Services, aim to celebrate excellence and innovation within the legal profession in Scotland.

The 21st edition of the Scottish Legal Awards is set to take place this year, with a focus on recognising the outstanding contributions of individuals, teams, and firms who have provided exemplary service to clients and businesses over the past twelve months.


Entries are currently being accepted across 20 categories, which encompass the diverse range of work undertaken by Scotland's 12,000 active lawyers. This year, we are pleased to introduce four new categories, with two focusing on Company Awards and two highlighting Individual Achievements. Lorna Jack will lead a distinguished panel of legal experts with extensive experience and a reputation for their judging role.

Applications should be submitted before 12 noon on Tuesday, 30th April 2024. The judging panel will debate in early June, and the finalists will be announced a week later. 


The winners of this year's awards will be announced during the Scottish Legal Awards annual dinner. The event will be hosted by Des Clarke and is scheduled to take place on Thursday, September 19th, at the Doubletree by Hilton in Glasgow Central.


The 2024 awards are still dedicated to raising funds for two designated charities: the Lawscot Foundation, which assists young individuals pursuing legal studies in Scotland, and It's Good 2 Give, which provides support to families coping with childhood cancer.

 

The 2024 Categories:

Company Awards

·        Firm of the Year

·        Excellence in Client Care

·        Community Care Award

·        Excellence in Legal Technology

·        Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion (NEW)

·        Excellence in Support & Wellbeing (NEW)

 

Team Awards

·        Litigation Team of the Year

·        Property Team of the Year

·        In-House Legal Team of the Year

·        Criminal Defence Team of the Year

·        Legal Support Team of the Year

·        Family Law or Private Client Team of the Year

 

Individual Awards

·        Lifetime Achievement Awards

·        Business Leadership Award

·        Lawyer of the Year

·        In-House Lawyer of the Year

·        Paralegal of the Year

·        Rising Star of the Year

·        Advocate of the Year (NEW)

·        Law Champion of the Year (NEW)