Legal Cheek Announces 2022 Award Winners

The Legal Cheek (LC) annual awards returned this year, to celebrate the top-trainee rated firms and chambers of the year. The awards are based on the results of LC’s annual survey of over 2000 trainee and junior lawyers.

Legal Cheek is a British legal news website. It also has a careers section featuring research about law firms and barrister chambers and a large following on social media.

This year’s LC Awards was held in London and welcomed over three-hundred guests from the United Kingdom’s leading law firms and chambers.

BARBRI was the sponsor of the 2022 LC Awards. BARBRI is a leader in international legal education. As global legal educators, BARBRI believe in the importance of training 21st century lawyers for a global legal career.

After a reception with Prosecco, BARBRI managing director Lucie Allen took to the stage to deliver a presentation about the SQE and the importance of diversity in the legal profession, introducing their initiative to reduce barriers to entry and strengthen diversity in the legal sector.

Legal Cheek editor and Awards host Thomas Connelly was then joined by award sponsors and LC’s student campus ambassadors to announce the winners of the 25 categories making up this year’s awards.

Having completed the BPTC at Northumbria University in 2012, Thomas Connelly practised as a County Court advocate for a year before joining the British legal news website in 2013.

Current Attorney General Suella Braverman, as well as Love Island 2021 finalist Tyler Cruickshank and X Factor and Celebrity Big Brother star Katie Waissel made special guest appearances to present the winners of categories Best Journal Contribution, Best Use of Social Media and Best Firm for Work / Life Balance with their awards.

If you would like to see the full list of Legal Cheek award winners, please click here.

101 Best United Kingdom Business Intelligence Companies

Advisory Excellence has been included in a list of the 101 Best United Kingdom Business Intelligence Companies in 2022 by The Startup Pill.

The Startup Pill was founded in 2010 and is a community of start-up founders, investors and consultants. Their data was sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush, whose data driven research accurately measures a brands effectiveness, traffic and popularity.

Advisory Excellence also reached 61,011 followers and subscribers on social media during this week. Why not follow us on social media?

The Startup Pill selected the list of 101 start-ups and companies for exceptional performance in one of the following categories:


  • Innovative ideas
  • Innovative route to market
  • Innovative product


  • Exceptional growth
  • Exceptional growth strategy


Societal impact

Advisory Excellence was selected for the Innovation category.

While the United Kingdom’s expenditure on innovation has been lower than some of its closest countries, the government has committed to boosting investment in R&D to 2.4% of GDP by 2027 and to increasing public funding for R&D to £22 billion per year by 2024–25.

In common with other advanced economies, there has been a marked shift in the structure of the UK economy away from manufacturing towards services. The new service activities are not always high value adding or innovative. It is therefore critical to analyse innovation trends in the context of broader economic developments.

The companies were selected based on their approach to innovating the BI industry. If you would like to see the full list of innovative companies, please click here.

Best Professional Networking Companies Award 2021

Independent publication 17x has named Advisory Excellence in a list of the 60 Best UK Professional Networking Start-ups & Companies in 2021.

Professional networking is an important part of a successful career, where you connect with others in your industry. Networking can help you learn new skills, discover opportunities and build valuable relationships.

The list is in no particular order and includes Hub Culture. The list of start-ups and companies were chosen for their approach to innovating the Professional Networking industry and for being exceptional brands well worth a follow on social media.

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Advisory Excellence offers news and press release distribution to businesses and individuals from around the globe.

17x selected the list of start-ups and companies for exceptional performance in one of the following categories:


  • Innovative ideas
  • Innovative route to market
  • Innovative product


  • Exceptional growth
  • Exceptional growth strategy


Societal Impact

This follows our success in being named in a list of the 150 Best UK Business Intelligence Companies in October 2021.

Business awards provide a credible third party endorsement for your company and stamp of approval on your brand. Customers will feel better about their business relationship with your company. Awards celebrate hard work and success and are great PR opportunities.

Dentons Scoops Trophies at CEE Investment Awards

Dentons law firm has won the “Law Firm of the Year” title at the 2020 edition of CEE Investment & Manufacturing Awards, organised by EuropaProperty.

Dentons is a multinational law firm. Dentons was the world’s 5th-largest law firm by revenue, with $2.9B gross revenue in fiscal year 2019. The firm is called Dentons in all languages other than Chinese, in which it is called 大成.

During the gala event held online on 29 October 2020 as a culmination of the Chief Executive Officer Networking Forum 2020, the awards were granted in 34 categories to companies and individuals that were the most successful in the investment market last year.

This annual spectacle is recognised as one of the most important and valuable real estate events in Central and Eastern Europe.

The forum and main awards gala will be a hybrid style event celebrating and recognising the top-performing companies from the region for their phenomenal achievements in commercial real estate.

“CEE Investment & Manufacturing Awards is an important event for the entire real estate industry. Our victory at this year’s jubilee edition is unique for us because it recognises a leading position of Dentons’ Real Estate team in Poland and the entire Central and Eastern Europe region, and acknowledges our colleague from Budapest to be amongst top professionals in CEE” said Paweł Dębowski, Co-Head of Dentons’ Europe Real Estate group.

CEE Investment & Manufacturing Awards is a highly prestigious event in the real estate sector, focused on investments and sustained growth opportunities in the CEE region.

At each annual gala, awards are handed in to the largest and most interesting projects, best professionals and firms with record results in the previous year, all of the above done with a view to fostering continued market growth.

The winners are selected by an international jury consisting of real estate market experts from Poland and the CEE region.

Latham Law Firm Recognised with Humanitarian Award

Humanitarian aid is material and logistic assistance to people who need help. It is usually short-term help until the long-term help by the government and other institutions replaces it. Among the people in need are the homeless, refugees, and victims of natural disasters, wars, and famines.

The Inner City Law Centre has awarded Latham & Watkins it’s 2020 Humanitarian Award for being a “steadfast supporter and zealous pro bono partner.”

Latham & Watkins is an American multinational law firm. Founded in 1934 in Los Angeles, California, Latham is the second-largest law firm in the world by revenue.

As of 2021, Latham is also one of the most profitable law firms in the world, with profits per partner exceeding US$4.5 million.

The Inner City Law Centre is a non-profit poverty-law firm serving the poorest and most vulnerable residents of Los Angeles.

The Centre fights for justice for individuals experiencing homelessness, low-income tenants, working-poor families, immigrants, people living with HIV/AIDS or other disabilities, and homeless veterans.

Born inside a rusty construction trailer behind the Catholic Worker soup kitchen in 1980, ICLC has always been guided by the fundamental principle that every person should always be treated with dignity and respect.

As the only full-time provider of legal services headquartered on Skid Row, ICLC’s staff of over 100 and over 500 annual volunteers, provides quality legal representation for people who have nowhere else to go.

Thank you and congratulations to all our Latham attorneys and staff who have worked on so many matters with the Centre and its clients over the past 20 years.

Dentons Scoops Two Awards for Pro Bono Collaborative

Dentons has won two awards, together with five other firms, for its involvement in the Greece Pro Bono Collaborative.

Dentons was the world’s 5th-largest law firm by revenue, with $2.9B gross revenue in fiscal year 2019. The firm is called Dentons in all languages other than Chinese, in which it is called 大成.

The Collaborative received awards for ‘Innovation in Social Responsibility’ at the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards Europe, and for ‘CSR Innovation’ at the Legal Innovation Awards.

In addition to Dentons, the other members of the Collaborative include Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; White & Case; Ashurst; Allen & Overy and Charles Russell Speechlys.

There are more than 100,000 asylum seekers in Greece, most of them living in terrible conditions. Based on the island of Lesvos, the Collaborative aims to assist with the migration crisis by increasing migrants’ access to legal services, monitoring issues of process and rule of law, and building legal capacity in Greece.

Volunteers travel to Lesvos to help asylum seekers with first instance interviews and family reunification with support from ELIL, which has provided free legal assistance on Lesvos through its team of full-time Greek asylum lawyers and volunteers since July 2016.

Haya Moubaydeen, associate in Dentons’ Amman office who travelled to Lesvos, said, “I was moved to act when I saw families, who have already gone through so much, being forced to live in overcrowded and difficult conditions. It was heart-wrenching to witness their plight but very rewarding to be able to help, even if in a small way.”

ELIL is a joint initiative of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe and the German Bar Association.

Dentons has provided pro bono support to ELIL since its inception and advised ELIL on its legal structure and implementation in nine European jurisdictions, which culminated in ELIL’s incorporation in Germany as a charitable limited liability company.