CILEx National Awards celebrates best in the profession

updated on 06 September 2019

Last night the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) unveiled the winners of its second annual National Awards.

Hosted by Claudia Winkleman at Madam Tussauds in London, the awards ceremony celebrated the range of environments that CILEx members work in, from large City firms and local government to high-street practices and professional institutions.

Winning firms include Trowers & Hamlins LLP which picked up the Mental Health and Wellbeing Initiative award as well as the Diversity & Inclusion Award, and national firm Bevan Brittan LLP which collected two apprenticeship awards.

Fran Edwards, a family law partner at Welsh firm Caswell Jones, was given a lifetime achievement award in recognition of her outstanding service to both CILEx and the wider legal community.

CILEx chief executive Linda Ford, who was one of the awards judges, says: “Our members are playing a vital role for clients, the profession and the rule of law up and down the land, and these awards are all about recognising their achievements.

“It is striking just how diverse our winners are in terms of the types of organisations and practice areas, and what they have done to win their awards. These are people and firms who recognise the privilege of working in the law and want to make it work for them and society as a whole.

“Shortlisting and then choosing the winners was no easy task. It has been so pleasing to see the strides our members are making and the influence they are having, and CILEx is proud to have played its part in their success.”

The full list of winners can be found here.