The British Legal Awards 2016: who won what – and why...

15. Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team of the Year-Article-201612140515

The great and the good of the UK legal profession were out in force at the British Legal Awards last month, which this year made its debut in London’s Finsbury Square.

Thirty awards in all were handed out, with new categories this year reflecting a broader focus on the work done by corporate legal departments, as well as an expansion in the number of practice areas covered by team awards.

The judging panel, which was chaired by City of London Law Society chairman Alasdair Douglas, featured a heavyweight line-up of senior lawyers including GCs from companies including BAE Systems, Aviva, HSBC, Barclays, Virgin Media, Telefonica and EE, as well as Dame Janet Gaymer, chair of the House of Commons management board.

The host for the evening was comedian, writer and Peep Show star David Mitchell, while the chosen charity for the awards was Mind, which aims to ensure that those with mental health problems always have somewhere to turn for advice and support. To learn more about Mind’s work or offer support, please contact: companies@mind.org.uk

Click on the links below to find out who came out on top

Supplier of the Year
Best Use of Technology
CSR/Diversity Initiative of the Year
Chambers of the Year
Specialist Law Firm of the Year
General Counsel of the Year
Legal Week Intelligence Client Partner of the Year
European Law Firm of the Year
Editor’s Award
Private Client Team of the Year
TMT Team of the Year
Commercial Team of the Year
Competition Team of the Year
Regulatory and Investigations Team of the Year
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team of the Year
Energy and Infrastructure Team of the Year
Property Team of the Year
Restructuring Team of the Year
Banking and Finance Team of the Year
Private Equity Team of the Year
M&A Team of the Year (Medium-Sized Deal)
M&A Team of the Year (Large Deal)
Legal Department of the Year (TMT)
Legal Department of the Year (Commerce and Industry)
Legal Department of the Year (Financial Services)
Legal Services Innovation Award
London Office of the Year
UK Law Firm of the Year
Law Firm of the Year
City of London Law Society Lifetime Achievement Award