Shortlist revealed for nominees of North West In-House Legal Awards

The shortlist has been unveiled for the North West In-House Legal Awards, which is run by the Law Society’s regional commerce and industry group.

This will be the fourth annual ceremony, which recognises lawyers working in-house at business across the region.

Last year’s overall individual winner was Simon Cliff from Manchester City Football Club, while Manchester Airport Group won In-House Deal of the Year for the major deals to bring in investment and then acquire Stansted Airport in Essex.

Those shortlisted are:

The Young In House Lawyer award, sponsored by BCL Legal:

Bethan Power, Manchester City FC.
David Trasler, Manchester United.
Jennifer Tucker, Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK.
Tom Kershaw, formerly at BAE Systems Saudi Arabia, now at

In House Lawyer, sponsored by Lawyers on Demand:

Louise Fishwick,
Emma Langford, Thomas Cook Airlines.
Jackie Whalley, Peel Media.
Tom Westcott, Brightstar 20:20.
Richard Millington, Iconix Brand Group.

In House Deal of the Year, sponsored by Pannone Corporate:

Patrick Stewart, Manchester United.
Michelle Stevenson, Progress Housing Group.
Louise Fishwick,

In House Legal Team:

Simon Cliff, Manchester City.
Sam Barr, Odeon Cinemas.
Steve Hodkinson and Christopher Clarkson, Brammer.
Louise Fishwick,

Paul Jonson, managing partner at sponsor Pannone Corporate, said:

“The standard of nominations was exceptionally high this year and this was demonstrated by the calibre of the shortlist which includes in house counsel from some of the UK’s biggest brands.”

The award ceremony will commence on November 21 at the Hilton Hotel with around 450 expected to attend. All proceeds are donated to Cancer Research. Last year the event raised £20,000 for the charity.

Source: The Business Desk

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