Finalists 2019

Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for this year’s Northern Law Awards. We are delighted with the response to the call for nominations and it is great to see so many talented individuals, teams and organisations who have excelled over the last year.

Click on the category headings below to discover the successful nominees who made it through to the final stage of the nomination process:

Trainee of the Year

Charlotte Emmerson – Eversheds Sutherland (Int) LLP

Jordan Down – Mincoffs Solicitors

Ailsa Charlton – Mincoffs Solicitors

Eleanor Fisher-Thompson – Swinburne Maddison LLP

Daniyal Malik – Ward Hadaway

Rising Star of the Year

James Oliver McMillan – BHP Law

Helen Walton – DWF LLP

Richard Marshall – Hay & Kilner Law Firm

Robyn Aisbitt – Mincoffs Solicitors

Ross Gordon – Parkdean Resorts

James Pickford – Procter & Gamble Technical Centres Limited

Jenny Atkin – St James’ Square Law Firm

Damien Todd – Sweeney Miller Law


Lawyer of the Year

Shirley Hall – Eversheds Sutherland (Int) LLP

Alison Hall – Hay & Kilner Law Firm

Caroline Goodwin Q.C. – Trinity Chambers

Law Teacher of the Year

Dr Josh Jowitt – Newcastle University

Samantha Ryan – Newcastle University

Jill Alexander – Northumbria University

Kayliegh Richardson – Northumbria University

Michelle Marguerite Gallagher – Teesside University

Law Firm of the Year (6+ partners) - Sponsored by SD Legal Services
Legal Department of the Year
Law Practice Management Award

The Governance, Risk and Compliance Team – Aberdein Considine

Claire Thornton – TLW Solicitors

Carolyn Beal – Swinburne Maddison LLP

Team of the Year - Family Law - Sponsored by Brewin Dolphin
Team of the Year – Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence - Sponsored by Brewin Dolphin
Team of the Year – Litigation and Dispute Resolution - Sponsored by Elliott Davies
Team of the Year – Private Client - Sponsored by Barclays Wealth Management