Awards won by year
NLS Legal has won a number of awards in recognition of its commitment to enabling access to justice for some of the most vulnerable in society.
NLS Legal was named Law Firm of the Year at the LexisNexis Legal Awards 2022 for its commitment to supporting members of the local community with free and affordable legal advice.
Nottinghamshire Law Society's Annual Awards - Solicitor of the Year: Katie Smith
Nottinghamshire Law Society's Annual Awards - Business Support Champion: Carlota González Láynez
International Clio Reisman Awards 2023 - Legal Innovation category: runner up
NTU Team Excellence Award - winner
'Enriching Society' category
HE Innovate Awards 2022 - second place for the most innovative approach to developing employability skills
NLS Legal was awarded second place for the most innovative approach to developing employability skills at the 2022 HE Innovate Awards.
The HE Innovate Awards aim to recognise and reward the amazing innovation that academics and higher education professionals produce to teach and support their students.
LexisNexis Legal Awards 2022 - Law Firm of the Year
Up against five private UK firms in the Lexis Nexis Legal Awards 2022, Nottingham Law School Legal Advice Centre received the top accolade for its commitment to supporting members of the local community with free and affordable legal advice.
Nottinghamshire Law Society Annual Awards - Junior Lawyer of the Year 2021: Alumni, Callum Scott
LawWorks Pro Bono Awards 2021 - Best Contribution by a Small or Medium Firm
LawWorks and Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards 2021- Best Contribution by a Law School
The work of Nottingham Law School Legal Advice Centre in supporting members of the local community with free and affordable legal advice has been recognised once again with a win at the LawWorks and Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards 2021.
East Midlands Charity Awards - ‘Rising Star’ Volunteer – Jack Stuart and Volunteer Team Highly Commended 2020
Modern Law Awards 2020 - Winners of ABS of the Year
The Legal Advice Centre was awarded ABS of the Year at the Modern Law Awards 2020. The Centre was the first of its kind when it was granted an ABS (Alternative Business Structure) licence to operate as a fully regulated law firm in 2015. Read more about the Modern Law Awards.
Modern Law Awards 2020 - Winner of Paralegal of the Year
The LawWorks and Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards 2019 – Runner-Up for Best Contribution by a Law School
The Legal Advice Centre was awarded Runner-Up in this hotly contested category for their efforts in recovering over £3 million in compensation and benefits for their clients in just five years. The Centre was also commended for providing over 320 students with opportunities to participate in their work and for assisting an impressive 449 individuals, businesses and organisations throughout 2017/2018. This included representation at 85 Social Security Tribunals, 14 Employment Tribunals and five County Court hearings.
The LawWorks and Attorney General Students Pro Bono Awards 2018 – Winners of the Law School Challenge
The Legal Advice Centre’s Student Pro Bono Committee won the award by raising more funds than any other Law School in support of pro bono charities. The Committee raised a total of £4,027 and were presented with a Platinum Award in view of the fact they had raised a record breaking amount for the Challenge. The Committee raised the funds predominantly through the sale of Nottingham Law School hoodies as well as bake sales and a quiz.
NTU Placement Employer of the Year 2017/2018
The Legal Advice Centre was nominated for this award by Lauren Kilbride who undertook her third year of her four year LLB (Sandwich) Degree with the Centre. Lauren credited the Centre and its staff for its commitment to developing her both professionally and personally. Lauren particularly commented on how the work in the Centre had improved her confidence and also her time management and organisational skills to prepare her for a life in practice.
NTSU Outstanding Teaching Award 2018
Nottinghamshire law society awards - Solicitor of the Year 2017
Faye Deverell was awarded Solicitor of the Year 2017 by the Nottinghamshire Law Society for her commitment to social justice.
LawWorks Student Pro Bono Awards 2017 - Nomination for Best Contribution by an Individual Student Award, Billy Shaw, LLB (Hons) Law (full-time)
Access to Justice Foundation Award 2016
The LawWorks and Attorney General Student Awards 2016 - Best Contribution by a Law School
The Legal Advice Centre won this award for the Miscarriage for Justice Project and being the only Free Representation Unit (FRU) branch outside of London working with FRU London. The Centre has also developed significant partnerships with local advice agencies and a national NGO (the Environmental Law Foundation); engages in fundraising events such as the Legal Walk and the Great Legal Bake; and provides student support to the Nottingham Personal Support Unit and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum.
The LawWorks and Attorney General Student Awards 2016 - High commended Best Contribution by an Individual Student - Natasha Ward, LLB (Hons) Law (Full-time)
The LawWorks and Attorney General Student Awards 2016 - Runner up for Best New Student Pro Bono Activity
Legal Education Provider of the Year 2016
Nottingham Law School has been awarded Legal Education Provider of the Year 2016 by the Solicitors Journal. The award was given in recognition of the School’s innovative teaching and commitment to social mobility and diversity. The School’s commitment to making legal careers more accessible involves working with a number of partners, such as the Sutton Trust Pathways to Law Scheme, Freshfields Stephen Lawrence Scheme, and Aspiring Solicitors.
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