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Stewarts Law trainee Conrad McDonald named trainee solicitor of the year at Yorkshire Lawyer Awards

01 October 2011

Legal Eagles Soaring High
Yorkshire Business Insider
01 October 2011


Squires Sanders Hammonds and DLA Piper were the big winners as Yorkshire's legal elite united for the Yorkshire Lawyer Awards at the Queens Hotel in Leeds, in association with Park Court Chambers.

Squires Sanders Hammonds was named law firm of the year (31+ partners) and partner Jonathan Jones received the coveted Yorkshire lawyer of the year award.

DLA Piper collected three honours: the commercial property award, the corporate and commercial award and the corporate recovery award.

There was only one winner from South Yorkshire on the night, but the award heralded a new dawn for the region. Natalie Aitken of Atteys Solicitors in Doncaster was named the rising star of the year. The other law firms of the year were Hawkswell Kilvington (1-10 partners) and Ramsdens Solicitors (11-30 partners). The title for managing partner of the year went to Chris Allen at Blacks Solicitors.

Addleshaw Goddard won the dispute resolution award: Gordons collected the private client award: Kempner & Partners was named niche law firm of the year; and Walker Morris won the enterprise award with Wakefield Council.

The in-house lawyer award went to Drax Power and Conrad McDonald of Stewarts Law was named trainee solicitor of the year. The barrister of the year honour went to Liz Shaw and Sarah Blackmore of 37 Park Square Chambers, while the chamber of the year was named as Zenith Chambers. Finally, the Presidents Award was handed to Victor Zermansky, of Zermansky and Partners in Leeds.

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