A total of 47 individuals and teams from 52 Scottish firms and organisations have been selected by the judging panel following assessment of the highest number of entries in the competition’s 16-year history.

Included in the awards announcements are three new in-house categories which were introduced in this year’s refreshed line-up to recognise the rising number of in-house practitioners in both the commercial and public sectors. 

Two special awards which are not open for entry but decided at the discretion of the panel, will also be presented and these are a Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by The Times and Managing Partner of the Year sponsored by Scott + Co.

Shonaig Macpherson CBE FRSE DUni LL.B, chair of the judging panel, commented;

“Reviewing this year’s record high submissions was very encouraging as these awards continue to diversify to recognise the wide body of law practice in Scotland.  Finalists should feel very proud that not only have they performed at the top of their game in the last year, but they impressed the judges with their thoughtful and very detailed submissions.  Congratulations to everyone and we look forward to celebrating the many achievements in Scottish law.”

The winners will be announced at the annual black-tie awards ceremony which takes place on Thursday 21st March 2019 and will be held at the Hilton Hotel, William Street, Glasgow.