This year's British Legal Awards is proud to return to an in-person event, at London Hilton on Park Lane on 17th November, 2021.

Event Schedule

18:30 Sparkling reception
19:30 Welcome from International Editor & Sir Trevor McDonald
19:50 Awards commence & dinner served
22:30 Dancefloor opens with party band

Dress Code

The dress code for this event is black tie.

Run of Show

The category running order is as follows;

1 Arbitration Team of the Year
2 Banking and Finance Team of the Year
3 Competition/Regulatory Team of the Year
4 Contentious Trust and Estates Team of the Year
5 Crisis Management Team of the Year
6 Energy and Infrastructure Team of the Year
7 Life Sciences Team of the Year
8 Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team of the Year
9 M&A Team of the Year (Large Deal) - sponsored by Cantab
10 M&A Team of the Year (Medium Deal)
11 Private Client Team of the Year
12 Private Equity Team of the Year
13 Property Team of the Year
14 Restructuring Team of the Year (Overseas company)
15 Restructuring Team of the Year (UK company)
16 TMT Team of the Year
17 Rising Stars - Private Practice
18 Boutique Law Firm of the Year
19 Chambers of the Year
20 Independent Law Firm of the Year
21 International Law Firm of the Year
22 Transatlantic Firm of the Year
23 UK Law Firm of the Year
24 CSR Initiative of the Year
25 D&I (Internal Impact) Initiative of the Year
26 ESG Initiative of the Year
27 Strategic Legal Operations Team of the Year
28 Mentor of the Year
29 In-House Impact
30 Outstanding Innovation & Collaboration
31 GC Impact
32 Rising Stars - In-House
33 Legacy Award - sponsored by Schillings
34 City of London Law Society Lifetime Achievement Award
35 International's Excellence in Leadership Award
36 International's Law Firm of the Year


Sir Trevor McDonald OBE
Born and educated in Trinidad, Sir Trevor began his career as a radio reporter, news presenter and sports journalist. He came to London in 1969 to work as a producer in the BBC Overseas Regional Service and went on to produce current affairs programmes for the BBC World Service. He joined ITN in 1973 as a general reporter and was given his first major assignment covering the Northern Ireland troubles.
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Hotel Accommodation

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