Liverpool Law Society reveals awards shortlist

Firms and individuals from across the Liverpool legal sector are on the shortlist for the Liverpool Law Society 2022 Legal Awards. Tony McDonough reports

Beverley Jones
Family law expert Beverley Jones of JMW Solicitors, is on the shortlist


Liverpool Law Society has published the shortlist for the 2022 Legal Awards with firms and individuals nominated in six categories.

Winners will be announced at the society’s annual dinner. It will take place at the Rum Warehouse at Stanley Dock on Thursday, November 10. Competition was described as “fierce” with the shortlist decided by an independent judging panel.

Well known and long-established law firms make the shortlists, including Brabners. Hill Dickinson, Morecrofts and Weightmans. And it also includes some of the new entrants to the sector such as Provenio Litigation and Astraea Linskills.


Jo-anne Lomax
Jo-anne Lomax, a children law specialist at Morecrofts is shortlisted for the awards


Shortlists for the individual awards include people such as Beverly Jones of JMW Solicitors, Jo-anne Lomax of Morecroft Solicitors as well as Elizabeth Manning of Astraea Linskills. The full shortlist is:

Rising Star Award sponsored by University of Law

  • Elizabeth Manning, Astraea Linskills
  • Bella Tait, Unit Chambers
  • David Whelan, CEL Solicitors

Outstanding Team Award (Litigation) sponsored by Frenkel Topping

  • Brabners
  • JMW Solicitors
  • Provenio Litigation
  • Stowe Family Law – Liverpool Team

Outstanding Team Award (Non-Contentious) sponsored by Advanced

  • Bell Lamb & Joynson Solicitors
  • Brabners
  • In-House Legal Solutions

Outstanding Lawyer Award sponsored by Konsileo

  • Beverly Jones, JMW Solicitors
  • Jo-anne Lomax, Morecroft Solicitors
  • Paul Lunt, Brabners
  • Rachel Stalker, Liverpool John Moores University

Law Firm Award (1-99 employees) sponsored by Landmark

  • 174 Family Law
  • Astraea Linskills
  • Bell Lamb & Joynson Solicitors

Law Firm Award (100+ employees) sponsored by Index PI

  • Brabners
  • Hill Dickinson
  • Morecrofts Solicitors
  • Weightmans

Liverpool Law Society president, Steven Zdolyny, said: Firstly, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the independent judging panel for undertaking such an important role, and for their careful consideration of all the nominations.

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“It’s a great honour to be nominated for such prestigious awards, so my warm congratulations to all the individuals and firms for all their professional achievements.

“Our Society has a proud history, and the Legal Awards is an excellent opportunity not just to celebrate the success of all our shortlisted nominees, but also showcase the strength of our local legal community.”

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