CILEx National Awards

CILEx National Awards

The Inaugural CILEx National Awards Ceremony, hosted by Sally Phillips

will be held at the stunning

Underglobe, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London
on Thursday 6 September 2018.

Proud sponsors of the CILEx National Awards 2018


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Celebrating exceptional talent, innovation & achievement

The CILEx National Awards Ceremony will showcase and celebrate the excellent work, and achievements, of CILEx members and stakeholder partners.

Our exclusive awards will recognise individuals and teams that are providing exemplary service, advice and support to those seeking access to justice.  Celebrating the innovative recruitment and professional development practices that are widening access to a career in the legal profession to a more diverse audience.

We are proud to celebrate what we have always known, that we support and represent a wealth of talented people and organisations. Acknowledging those who are leading the way in an ever changing, forward thinking, professional legal services sector and whose work closely aligns to our mission, our vision and our values.

2018 Finalists announced

CILEx is delighted to announce the full list of finalists for the CILEx National Awards 2018

Innovation & People Development Award
Lyons Davidson 
Minster Law

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Visionary Leadership Award
Amanda Glover, Baker Law LLP
Donna Hart, The Family Law Company

Sponsored by: 
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Promoting Access to the Profession Award
DAC Beachcroft LLP
Taylor Wessing LLP

Apprentice of the Year Award
Abigail Exelby, North Yorkshire County Council 
Michelle Blackwell, Bevan Brittan LLP

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Advancing the Legal Profession Award
Christine Bunting, Hyphen Law 
Emma Davies, Royal College of Nursing

Legal Expert Award

Bahar Ata, Duncan Lewis Solicitors Limited
Philippa Morgan, Lyons Davidson Limited
Rachel Thain, Slee Blackwell Solicitors LLP

Sponsored by:
CILEx Regulation
Legal Expert – Property Award
Heather Keates, Pirie Palmann Limited
Sally Trevaskis, Wolferstans 

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Landmark Information

Legal Expert – Private Client Award
Ian Hunt, East Devon Law 
Jennifer Wiss-Carline, April King 


Supporting Lifelong Learning Award
David Finch, Kingston College 
Lorna Baldry, Brightlink Learning
Sally Swift, Browne Jacobson LLP

Sponsored by: 
DAC Beachcroft

Diversity & Inclusion Award
April King
Gowling WLG (UK) Limited
Kingsley Napley LLP
Trowers & Hamlin 

Awarded by CILEx:

CILEx Regional Branch of the Year
Sponsored by:
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CILEx Award for Academic Achievement

CILEx Employee of the Year
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Join Us

The Globe London
This prestigious event, with guest host Sally Phillips, will be held at the stunning Underglobe, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London on Thursday 6 September 2018. 

Join us to celebrate with 200 guests from across the legal sector of England and Wales, the event is guaranteed to be a night to remember.

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Guest ticket prices:

  • CILEx members -  £75.00 plus VAT
  • Non-members - £100.00 plus VAT
  • Table of 10 - £900 plus VAT

NB. Finalists will each receive one complimentary ticket per award.

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Awards to be presented at the CILEx National Awards Ceremony

  • CILEx Apprentice ​of the Year
  • CILEx Award for Advancing the Legal Profession
  • CILEx Legal Expert Award
  • CILEx Legal Expert Award - Property
  • CILEx Supporting Lifelong Learning Award
  • CILEx Visionary Leadership Award
  • CILEx Promoting Access to the Profession​ Award
  • CILEx Diversity & Inclusion​ Award
  • CILEx Innovation & People Development Award

Awarded by CILEx:

  • CILEx Regional Branch​ of the Year Award
  • CILEx Award for Academic Achievement 
  • CILEx Employee of the Year

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CILEx National Awards Sponsors

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If you are interested in sponsoring any of the awards at our National Awards Ceremony then please contact Amanda Brewitt on 01234 845737 or email

Details of all sponsorship opportunities can be found here

CILEx is pleased to be working with many partners, and full details of all our sponsors can be found here

Awards Timeline

CILEx National Awards launch & nominations open: w/c 9 April 2018

Tickets on sale: Tuesday 1 May 2018

  • Nomination closing Date: midnight Thursday 31 May 2018
  • Shortlisting: early June 2018
  • Judging: mid-June 2018
  • Finalists contacted: end June 2018
  • Finalists announced: July 2018
  • Ceremony: 6 September 2018

For further information:

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